Thanks for the replies.
Interesting motor design though with the structure being plastic that envelopes the rotor and the field coil slides into a slot that surrounds the rotor.
The only problem with this 'failsafe' design is that you don't know that the rotor seal is going bad until it stops working!!!
But I guess that the trade off is that you don't get water on your floor and possibly cause water damage.
Since I have not seen any kits to replace the seal and/or rotor, is it correct to assume that the only way to repair the pump is to buy a new motor? Is the rotor a serviceable part? Or is it factory sealed?
Just curious; I have part 4681EA2001T
on the way.
Too bad they don't sell parts as I am an old school DIY and rebuild what I can. But these days, that concept is obsolete.
Looks like I will have more motor parts for kids to do experiments!!
So now the next series of questions:
How do I help prevent the new pump's seal from going bad??
This machine is only 4 yrs old.
Is this going to be an event occurring every 4 years?
Is 4yrs to failure... premature? normal? you're lucky!!?
Is there a way to check if the circulation pump seal is about to go too?