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Offline Bill1015

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Replaced DishW MTR/pump assembly. Now no water
« on: March 29, 2008, 11:04:12 PM »
Just replaced pump/mtr assembly on a kenmore diswasher.  Now I am not getting water into the machine.  That was not a problem before the replace.  Any thoughts on what I may have loused up, what the problem is and how to fix?  Thanks, Bill

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Re: Replaced DishW MTR/pump assembly. Now no water
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 11:15:45 PM »
Hi,

Check the float inside the tub. Lift it up and down to make sure it moves freely.

Also check to make sure the wires to the water valve are still plugged in.

Did you remove this dishwasher from under the counter to replace the pump assembly?
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Re: Replaced DishW MTR/pump assembly. Now no water
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008, 10:54:06 AM »
AJ, Previous reply does not seem to have posted.  Many Thanks.  Did remove the machine from the enclosure.  Found it just about impossible to work "upside down," remove connectors, identify parts, etc. Also, found it really difficult to get the assembly centered; it always tilted to one side.  Very careful when removing, installing, laying on back.  Was there something else I could have done because the machine was removed from under the counter.

thanks again,
Bill

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Re: Replaced DishW MTR/pump assembly. Now no water
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008, 11:06:36 AM »
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Was there something else I could have done because the machine was removed from under the counter.

I was just curious how you went about it.

What have you checked so far?

It does everything but fill with water?
The motor runs? The drain pump runs?

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Re: Replaced DishW MTR/pump assembly. Now no water
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008, 02:54:22 PM »
i've had that assembly do the same thing, when you push down one side the other pops up... my trick is a wee bit of dish soap on the new gasket(helps it side in easier)

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Re: Replaced DishW MTR/pump assembly. Now no water
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008, 04:40:44 PM »
You may have accidentally dis-placed the stem on the float switch when you laid it down (JW). Look inside the lower panel where the float stem protrudes down thru the tub to the microswitch and make sure the end of that plastic stem is centered on the switch paddle and not off to the side.
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Re: Replaced DishW MTR/pump assembly. Now no water
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2008, 09:06:55 PM »
If all of you have a "You've got to be kidding me list," you may want to put this on it.  Checked  your suggestions and followed the wiring leading to the float.  Found that when I rewired to the power source, I caught a brown wire with a white stripe (seems part of part no. 8545880) between the cover and the power inlet box on the machine.  When I tightened the cover I cut the wire.  Put in a slightly larger gauge wire between the split ends, tightened with wire nuts and thing is up and running.  Thanks for the help.  Telling me where to start looking lead to the solution.  No leaks so far.  Think the assembly ultimately seated correctly

Thanks again.  Bill

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Re: Replaced DishW MTR/pump assembly. Now no water
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 09:11:27 PM »
Glad to hear you got it working.  O0

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