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FIXED KDTE104DSS1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - wash motor not working

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GregKits

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Charlotte, NC
Model Number
KDTE104DSS1
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KitchenAid
Age
1-5 years
Read enough treads to see you were going to point me at the wash motor replacement. I have the problems others mentioned - dishes not getting cleaned and soap not getting dissolved.
I opened up the panel and ohm'd the fuses and also saw voltage at the board connection for the wash pump (was about 117-118), no sign of any damage to the board or the connectors.

I ordered a pump motor and have a question on install (didn't buy the whole sump assembly).

1. would you recommend removing the whole sump assembly and replacing the wash pump that way, or would you remove the dishwasher from the cabinet to replace the wash pump that way? Videos I saw for wash pump assembly have you remove from the cabinet, but seems like would be easier to remove sump assembly.

2. When reinstalled do you run a whole diagnostic cycle again or need to do anything else to put unit back into operation?

3. How do you advance thru the diagnostic sections if the controls are on the top of the door, will the diagnostic keep running if I open the door?

4. I didn't measure voltage at the wash motor connection (did it at the board), because I couldnt get to the connection, when you recommend measuring at the connection, what state of disassembly if the unit at?

Thanks
Greg
 

Jake

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Hi Greg,

Here is the wash motor assembly for your model in case others need it too:
W11032770 Motor-Pump


Here's the video to replace it(when removing the dishwasher from the cabinet):

I have good news, yes you can without removing the dishwasher from the cabinet, watch this video:

Let us know how it goes.

No, you should not need to run the diagnostic cycle after you replace it.:)

3. How do you advance thru the diagnostic sections if the controls are on the top of the door, will the diagnostic keep running if I open the door?
It will automatically run through it with the door closed.

4. I didn't measure voltage at the wash motor connection (did it at the board), because I couldn't get to the connection, when you recommend measuring at the connection, what state of disassembly if the unit at?
No, you should be fine just measuring the 120 volts to the wash motor at the control board.:)

Jake
 

GregKits

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Success after putting in the new wash motor. Nice using a combination of the two videos to pull the sump assembly out without removing the whole dishwasher from the cabinet and then using the video on how to change the wash motor on that sump assembly. Nothing too hard about the whole process.

Thanks for your help
Greg

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Jake

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Excellent Greg, glad to hear the new wash motor fixed it. (y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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