Question about Hotpoint Dishwashers
THE SEAL THAT THE PUMP MOTOR SHAFT GOES INTO THE PLASTIC PUMP HOUSE IS LEAKING. CAN I JUST A THE SEAL KIT. I TOOK THE SCREWS OUT THAT ATTACHES THE MOTOR TO THE HOUSEING, AND THE SHAFT IS LOOSE IN THE SEAL. IS THAT OKAY, AND WILL THE NEW SEAL TAKE CARE OF THAT PROBLEM?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: leaking FDW60
Had a similar problem when I removed the lower spray arm for replacement (see http://www.fixya.com/support/t234402-fdw60_dishwasher ) and didn't put the centre retaining nut back. It might be worth checking the lower arm is screwed in tightly as the retaining nut prevents water escaping.
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
I believe that you must buy the plastic pump housing.....And that vinyl type shaft seal comes with that..I think!!!!
I have the same problem.....I changed the regular seal kit at a cost of $30.00 CND....Which is like what? 100.00 American.
Anyways mine still leaks after all that. Turns out there is so much rust between the nylon seal that is attached to the motor shaft, that water works its way down there. Funny that seal does not come with the common seal replacement kit. Im going to check tomorrow to see If I can get that seal alone. My concern is that after I drive for another hour one way to get that seal. Am I only going to put it on just to find out that the shaft is pitted to much by the rust to seal again? I am so tired of buyin ****!!!!!!
Posted on May 26, 2008
SOURCE: GE Dishwasher Leaks
You can easily screw up the drain diverter arm trying to replace that seal. Repair is difficult. Pump assembly is rather expensive. (especially considering this was not a top of the line model) You would be much better off replacing the dishwasher. The new GE models are much quieter and have eliminated the center tower in almost all models.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
SOURCE: Leak from dishwasher
I currently had the same problem with mine and the culprit was the boot that screws on to the spray arm which serves as the seal from the spray arm to the motor.To find out spin the base of the spray arm loose and take off the screw tightened clamp that holds the boot to the motor. Mine had dry rotted and leaked very badly.The part as only about $10. Hope this helps
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
try it by using a high torck screw driver then the direction for loosening the screw is anticlock wise.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
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