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Kenmore dishwasher how do I retrieve a screw I dropped in the bottom?

While installing this dishwasher, a Kenmore 13742 model, I dropped a screw into the bottom. It disappeared below a round part with holes in it.

How do I get the part detached from the bottom so I can access the screw?

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Try turning off the power at the breaker box, turning off the water, and unhooking any connections. Next, remove the dishwasher from the counter, and turning it upside down. You'll want to shake it gently at an angle so the screw can drop free. This is a relatively hassle free fix if you can get it to work. If this doesn't work,you may have to remove the pump motor assembly and then the motor to access the area where the screw is lodged. The later solution will require you to pack a lunch. You'll be there a while. Be sure you know what you're doing before you begin disassembling. It's a big job.

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