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Offline reybie

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whirlpool dishwasher chopper
« on: September 26, 2007, 11:03:59 AM »
HI!
Thanks to the video I found here I was able to find out that the chopper assembly of my dishwasher is screwed up. The blade is not even attached to the shaft anymore. I found the blade, cap, and metal washer inside on the bottom of the chopper chamber. I found one round metal shaped like a dime and I can't figure out where it came from. Is it even part of the dishwasher or is it just something that got in there somehow?

I attached a picture of it. Sorry about the pic, I used my cell phone :)

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher chopper
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 11:17:18 AM »
Hi,

Can't think of what part of the dishwasher that would have come from.
Maybe it's just something that got in with the dishes.

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher chopper
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007, 12:19:37 PM »
Thanks!  O0
I'm hoping my part comes in today so I can go ahead and install it and give my first dishwasher repair a try!  :D

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher chopper
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007, 12:54:37 PM »
That would be great!
Keep us updated. Glad the video helped you out.

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher chopper
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2007, 08:43:31 PM »
I guess shipping takes a while from where I ordered it from, not due til Monday. Oh well, while I'm at it. I attached a picture of the heating element from the dishwasher and I'm a little worried that it too would need replacing. That or it just got covered by a couple of years worth of buildup.  Please advise, thanks.


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Re: whirlpool dishwasher chopper
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2007, 11:50:51 AM »
Looks like build up from hard water.
I would try it with the new chopper and see how it works first.

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher chopper
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007, 10:37:34 AM »
Hello again!
Sorry for the very delayed update but I finally got that chopper assembly installed. I'm getting more water movement in the top area but the cleaning result is still not as good as it was a couple of years back. I've added the rinse aid but no go.

Anything else that might be the cause of poor wash? Heat doesn't seem to be it.

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher chopper
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007, 12:30:08 PM »
Do you have a water softener?
If so you need to get it check and if not you need to get one.
From the looks of that heating element in the bottom of the dishwasher it has been running a long time with hard water.

You really need softwater for the soap to work good.


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Re: whirlpool dishwasher chopper
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007, 12:35:27 PM »
No softener installed. :(

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher chopper
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2007, 05:24:55 PM »
That round metal part you found inside the dishwasher looks like the knock out plug from a food disposer. Try this; Buy a box of glass magic from your local grocery store. Use it in place of your regular soap not with it untill gone then go back to your regular soap.
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