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Trying to take apart a Kenmore Ultra Wash 665

I've taken off the spray arm and cap (held in with 8 screws) and find a black plastic disk with a 1 inch ''nut shape'' held in by a metal screw. The disk rotates with the screw. Can anyone tell me if it's a 'righty-tighty' or vice-versa. sometimes spinning parts are done backward to keep the screw tight. Is there any other info I need to know about this dis-assembly?

I'm trying to take it apart to clean the debris from the pump and grinder.

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Normal threading on the screw, trick is totry to hold the impellar, while trying to loosenthe bolt, sometine placing a screwdriver in form the side, allows you to hold it

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Thanks for the info. I bought a 15/16 crowfoot hex head for my wrench. Had to pound it onto the plastic nut, but that gave me the ability to hold the impeller without damaging it.

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