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Whirlpool/Kenmore dishwasher impeller replacement
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[quote=richappy;31933]If you have the older style vertical motor with impeller and it will not come off, here is a procedure for this. First thing, trying to torque the 1/4 inch screw off with a nut driver and vice grips is a bad idea, might just bust the screw off in the motor shaft. Take a sharp wood chisel and gently pound down on the top edge of the impeller close to the screw. Crack it away from the shaft, then put penetrating oil on the screw and take it off. Works every time, just be careful not to pound down too hard, might damage the motor.[/quote]
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019 3:59:40 AM(UTC)
I have been getting a special nut busting solution on it for three 2 days now so that will probably help. Take a sharp wooden chisel and gently pound on the top edge of the impeller near the screw. Crack it away from the shaft , then apply sharp oil to the screw.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:02:30 PM(UTC)
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 5:50:37 AM(UTC)
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Saturday, September 29, 2018 5:22:01 AM(UTC)
Thank you for the helpful information you provided
Monday, May 28, 2018 4:27:00 PM(UTC)
The center screw on my 18-year-old unit was very tight. I tried an adjustable wrench, an open end wrench, and a box-end wrench, but could not hold the top impeller well enough to loosen the screw.
I instead, used a 25mm socket (preferably a 6-point, but a 12-point worked) held in a pair of Vice Grips to hold the impeller. I then used a 1/4" socket in a 1/4"-drive ratchet through the 1/2" drive opening of the 25mm socket to remove the screw.
See photograph, attached.
The screw was extremely tight, but it did not break, and was not corroded when finally removed.
I needed to replace the filter and clean out the thousands of pieces after a tempered drinking glass shattered inside the dishwasher.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 1:26:21 PM(UTC)
I'd suggest against breaking off the impeller.
This bolt does thread in the normal way (righty tighty) so if it's seized instead slightly tighten it first to break it loose (but not too hard so as to crush the rubber gasket under the bolt head), then unscrew it to the left (counter clockwise). Use a 1/4" socket with an extension to a socket wrench. The plastic "nut" on the impeller is 1". Didn't have a 1" box wrench so I used an adjustable. No problem. Pull the impeller up and out of the way.
Next use that same torx screwdriver you used to get to the impeller to remove the four bolts that are now exposed. Gently pull away the assembly. Voila, there's all the junk that's gotten in there. Check the metal mesh on the removed assembly for bits of glass that might be stuck in the mesh to keep them from getting into your motor later.
Monday, March 3, 2014 5:31:45 AM(UTC)
hi guys, after replacing this part kit, my dishwasher is leaking, help ?
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