Author Topic: Trick to getting motor/pump assy & gasket back into place?  (Read 845 times)

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I replaced the motor on my old Kitchenaid KDI-19 and I can't get the thing back in.

Should I put the gasket around the housing and then try to squish the gasket into place on the tub, or should I put the gasket into place first and then squish the assembly into the gasket, like a bike tire onto the rim?

Tried both and I just can't get any leverage and the heater element gets in the way as well.

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Re: Trick to getting motor/pump assy & gasket back into place?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 07:54:56 PM »
Leave on housing, put some liquid dish soap on gasket & then should go in place.

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Re: Trick to getting motor/pump assy & gasket back into place?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 08:32:48 PM »
No, not quite.  I can see that the edge of the gasket is not firmly in place; and if I push on any spot, it pops back out.  Need  to get it all the way down where it sucks itself into place and then has a vacuum working to hold it in place; know what I mean?

Maybe I just don't weigh enough to push hard enough...

Hmmm... 25lb plate from the barbell...

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Re: Trick to getting motor/pump assy & gasket back into place?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 09:06:06 PM »
Weight plate too big in diameter; can't effectively push ON it & can't get hands UNDER it.

Pushe rear down all the way & engaged one of the three the clamps.

With wife sitting on my shoulder I can push the front down, but it pops up in 10 seconds before I can get to the front clamp.

Switched positions & wife can hold it down; got the 2nd clamp.

Left side has a hose that happened to be swiveled in FRONT of the last clamp spot; needs to be BEHIND to hook it up.  Soaped it up but can't get it over the clamp spot.  SO now taking the pump apart again to pull the hose up enough to hopefully swivel it back where it belongs...

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Re: Trick to getting motor/pump assy & gasket back into place?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 09:26:03 PM »
Nope.  I think the whole assembly needs to be rotated clockwise another hour.  Even though I assembled it with FRONT straight forwards.  Have to see if I can manipulate the solid plastic fill pipe in some way so its not so far towards the rear.

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Re: Trick to getting motor/pump assy & gasket back into place?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 11:57:58 PM »
Managed to get it in. The hard pipe moved after I shifted the discharge hose to make room.

Poured in some water; no leaks.  Siphoned it out & repeated a couple times to remove the soap so it won't foam up so much on the test cycle.

Now gotta figure out where this extra piece of ground wire was attached...

Also the ground wire on the new motor is MUCH too short to reach the point where everything is screwed to the frame.  Should just splice a length but I'll probably reach around behind & unbolt it and make up a single piece long enough.

 

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