The dishwasher pump and pump motor circulate water through the spray arms; when the spray arms aren’t spraying, the dishwasher pump or pump motor could be at fault. You can cost effectively replace both the pump and motor with the entire assembly to avoid having to fit the two components together, which could lead to leaks at the joint if you don’t seat the seal correctly. Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

Now, let’s get started. Unplug the dishwasher or shut off the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher. To verify that power is disconnected, make sure the control panel doesn’t light up when you press the buttons. Close the water supply valve to shut off the water supply going to the dishwasher.

Disconnect the drain line from the garbage disposal or sink drain. Open the dishwasher door and pull out the bottom dishrack. Release the upper dishrack track stops and pull out the upper dishrack. Release the bottom spray arm and remove it. If your dishwasher is a Kenmore with a TurboZone sprayer, release and remove the TurboZone manifold.

Release the feed tube clips. Release the feed tube from the pump outlet and pull it out of the dishwasher. Using a nut driver, remove the screws that hold the bottom front access panel and toe panel in place.

Pull the access panel and the toe panel forward and remove them. Position the dishwasher’s power cord so it moves freely as you pull the dishwasher out from under the counter. turn counterclockwise and
If your dishwasher power supply is hard-wired directly into the junction box, remove the cover and disconnect the wires.

Remove the strain relief nut to release the power cable from the junction box. Place a towel under the water supply line connection. Disconnect the water supply line from the water inlet valve and wipe up spills. Remove the 2 mounting screws from the brackets that secure the dishwasher in the cabinet opening. Pull the dishwasher out from under the counter.

Carefully lay the dishwasher on its back to access the drain pump. Lay a towel under the drain pump to catch water. Squeeze the wire hose clamp that holds the hose on the drain pump. Pull the hose off the drain pump.

Remove the wire harness from the drain pump. Press down on the locking tab and then rotate the pump 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it off of the sump. Wipe up any spilled water and remove the towel. Disconnect the wires from the diverter motor and circulation pump motor.

Remove the optical water indicator from the sump and let it hang by the wire harness. Tilt the dishwasher upright. Release the 3 sump mounting tabs. Carefully open the dishwasher door.

Support the base to prevent the dishwasher from tilting forward. pull out the bottom dishrack
Pull the pump and motor assembly up and out of the dishwasher tub and close the dishwasher door. Remove the filter cup and screen from the old pump and motor assembly. Remove the sump damper from the old pump and motor assembly.

Install the sump damper on the new pump and motor assembly. Install the filter cup and screen. Lubricate the sump seal with rinse aid. Line up the mounting tab and insert the new pump and motor assembly. Close the dishwasher door.

Engage the sump locking tabs. Carefully lay the dishwasher on its back. Lubricate the O-ring on the optical water indicator with rinse aid reinstall it. Plug in the diverter motor and circulation pump wires.

Lubricate the O-ring water seal on the drain pump with rinse aid. Insert the drain pump in the sump opening and then rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise so the locking tab snaps into place. Reconnect the wire harness on the drain pump. Reinstall the drain hose on the outlet of the drain pump.

Use the wire clamp to secure the hose on the drain pump outlet. Set the dishwasher upright.

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Carefully push the dishwasher under the counter.

Insert the screws into the mounting brackets that secure the dishwasher under the counter and tighten the screws. Reconnect the water fill line to the inlet water valve. If the dishwasher hardwires into a junction box, push the power cable into the junction box and reinstall the strain relief nut. Reconnect the wires in the junction box and reinstall the junction box cover. Position the toe panel on the dishwasher and then position the access panel in front of the toe panel.

Insert the mounting screws and tighten the screws firmly. Reconnect the drain hose to the garbage disposal or sink drain. Reinstall the feed tube and snap it into the mounting clips. If you have a Kenmore dishwasher with a TurboZone sprayer, reinstall the TurboZone manifold. Reinstall the bottom spray arm.

Push the upper dishrack into the tracks and reinstall the track stops. Reinstall the lower dishrack. Open the water supply valve.

Reset the house circuit breaker or plug in the dishwasher to restore electrical power.

Replacing the Pump and Motor Assembly on a Dishwasher

The dishwasher pump and pump motor circulate water through the spray arms; when the spray arms aren’t spraying, the dishwasher pump or pump motor could be at fault. You can cost effectively replace both the pump and motor with the entire assembly to avoid having to fit the two components together, which could lead to leaks at the joint if you don’t seat the seal correctly. Wear work gloves to protect your hands. Now, let’s get started.

Unplug the dishwasher or shut off the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher. To verify that power is disconnected, make sure the control panel doesn’t light up when you press the buttons. Close the water supply valve to shut off the water supply going to the dishwasher. Disconnect the drain line from the garbage disposal or sink drain.

Open the dishwasher door and pull out the bottom dishrack. Release the upper dishrack track stops and pull out the upper dishrack. Release the bottom spray arm and remove it. If your dishwasher is a Kenmore with a TurboZone sprayer, release and remove the TurboZone manifold. Release the feed tube clips.

Release the feed tube from the pump outlet and pull it out of the dishwasher. Using a nut driver, remove the screws that hold the bottom front access panel and toe panel in place. Pull the access panel and the toe panel forward and remove them. Position the dishwasher’s power cord so it moves freely as you pull the dishwasher out from under the counter.

If your dishwasher power supply is hard-wired directly into the junction box, remove the cover and disconnect the wires. Remove the strain relief nut to release the power cable from the junction box. Place a towel under the water supply line connection. Disconnect the water supply line from the water inlet valve and wipe up spills.

Remove the 2 mounting screws from the brackets that secure the dishwasher in the cabinet opening. Pull the dishwasher out from under the counter. Carefully lay the dishwasher on its back to access the drain pump.

Lay a towel under the drain pump to catch water. Squeeze the wire hose clamp that holds the hose on the drain pump. Pull the hose off the drain pump. Remove the wire harness from the drain pump. Press down on the locking tab and then rotate the pump 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it off of the sump.

Wipe up any spilled water and remove the towel. Disconnect the wires from the diverter motor and circulation pump motor. Remove the optical water indicator from the sump and let it hang by the wire harness.

Tilt the dishwasher upright. Release the 3 sump mounting tabs. Carefully open the dishwasher door. Support the base to prevent the dishwasher from tilting forward. Pull the pump and motor assembly up and out of the dishwasher tub and close the dishwasher door.

Remove the filter cup and screen from the old pump and motor assembly. Remove the sump damper from the old pump and motor assembly. Install the sump damper on the new pump and motor assembly.

Install the filter cup and screen. Lubricate the sump seal with rinse aid. Line up the mounting tab and insert the new pump and motor assembly. Close the dishwasher door.

Engage the sump locking tabs. supply line from
Carefully lay the dishwasher on its back. Lubricate the O-ring on the optical water indicator with rinse aid reinstall it.

Plug in the diverter motor and circulation pump wires. Lubricate the O-ring water seal on the drain pump with rinse aid. Insert the drain pump in the sump opening and then rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise so the locking tab snaps into place. Reconnect the wire harness on the drain pump.

Reinstall the drain hose on the outlet of the drain pump. Use the wire clamp to secure the hose on the drain pump outlet. Set the dishwasher upright. Carefully push the dishwasher under the counter.

Insert the screws into the mounting brackets that secure the dishwasher under the counter and tighten the screws. Reconnect the water fill line to the inlet water valve. If the dishwasher hardwires into a junction box, push the power cable into the junction box and reinstall the strain relief nut.

Reconnect the wires in the junction box and reinstall the junction box cover. Position the toe panel on the dishwasher and then position the access panel in front of the toe panel. Insert the mounting screws and tighten the screws firmly. Reconnect the drain hose to the garbage disposal or sink drain.

Reinstall the feed tube and snap it into the mounting clips. If you have a Kenmore dishwasher with a TurboZone sprayer, reinstall the TurboZone manifold. Reinstall the bottom spray arm. Push the upper dishrack into the tracks and reinstall the track stops.

Reinstall the lower dishrack. Open the water supply valve. Reset the house circuit breaker or plug in the dishwasher to restore electrical power.