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Water doesn't pump out on a series 950 frigidare dishwasher.

I believe the pump is bad in my frigidare series 950 dishwasher is bad. It no longer pumps the water out. Can I change the pump myself or does it take special tools? It appears to come apart from the inside.

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Before you start removing pumps first ensure the drien pipe is not blocked simply blow from the end of the pipe back into the machine,if the pipe is clear then move to the pump this is usually located under the machine above the base plate first remove the base plate and locate the pump there will be two pipes attached to it the drain hose wich leads away from the machine and a hose from the tub to the pump remove these and then you will see a screw or hose clamp holding the pump in place,remove this and then the pump shuld come away pretty easily,check in the housing fisrt and make sure there are no obstuctions in the pump if it is clear ask a person with electrical knowledge if ou are not electrically minded to test the pump on that note if it is not working buy a new one sometimes spending a little time on these checks and proceedures can save you money,but yes sometimes the unit will be fualty but you will know there is nothing there that can cuase your new pump to break within a few months.

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