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Offline Darrell Leland

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Drain Pump on Whirlpool dishwasher Model wdf530psyb5
« on: February 25, 2014, 12:32:56 AM »
Hi guys. A plastic fork has somehow crumbled up and gone into the guts of my dishwasher. The drain pump is jammed up and I need to remove it to free it up. It looks as if it twists off in some way, but I can't see how and I'm scared to damage it. Have any of you worked on similar units? Is there a "trick" to removing the pump?

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Re: Drain Pump on Whirlpool dishwasher Model wdf530psyb5
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 06:44:25 AM »
On the top of the drain pump, right next to the sump, is a tab you depress. Then the pump will rotate counter clockwise & come off.

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Re: Drain Pump on Whirlpool dishwasher Model wdf530psyb5
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 11:39:18 AM »
Thanks for the fast reply Scrapiron! Forgive me for being a little dense, but I'm not sure I'm seeing the tab you mentioned. Is it under the cover like in 1, or is it the section that seems to go down into a rubber grommet like in 2?

Thanks for your patience,

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Re: Drain Pump on Whirlpool dishwasher Model wdf530psyb5
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 01:18:54 PM »
This is a picture of the front of the drain pump.  At the 1 o'clock position, you can see the plastic tab/lever that you need to press to allow the pump to be rotated.
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Re: Drain Pump on Whirlpool dishwasher Model wdf530psyb5
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 01:24:51 PM »
After looking at your pictures, it looks like you might be talking about the wash motor. The drain is the smaller one mounted in the front of the machine.

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Re: Drain Pump on Whirlpool dishwasher Model wdf530psyb5
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 04:13:23 PM »
OK. I took a look inside the drain pump and did find some debris, but there still sounds as if there is something in the other one, so how can I remove this particular motor? Thanks for clarifying.

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