1) Unplugged electrical cord 2) Removed hot/cold water hoses 3) Took drain hose from laundry room recepatcle 4) Moved washing machine to area where I could lay it down on its back (very important for easy fix) 5) Found (easy accessible in my case) water pump with an inlet and outlet water hose held on with spring clamps. 6) Removed each of the two clamps with pliers and each hose by twisting loose 7) Remove two metal clips holding pump to motor housing 8) Slide pump off shaft - removal is finished! 9) Reversed process for installation, making sure to gently align pump housing when the pump is aligned with the shaft [probably took less than 15 minutes
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Hi, I can help. The best way is to remove the cabinet. To do this, you need to remove the two screws that hold the control panel to the top of the machine. The screws are located on each end. Then you need to lift the control panel and it will rest on the hinges. Now you need to locate the clamps that lock the cabinet to the frame. These clamps are a copper color and located on the left and right edge. Unplug the quick connect for the lid switch and pull the cabinet toward you. The cabinet will lift off the fram. Now you will have easy access to the pump.
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This is a very common reason for a leaking dishwasher especially if this was a new installation. The framing in a dishwasher is made up of mostly thin sheet metal, so if it is not sitting flat and level things can get distorted very easily.
This is not very common in most dishwashers. To check this look for rips and distortion of the seal. If it is ripped or distorted you will need to replace.
This is a more common place for a leak to develop. This is easy to check, remove the front panel and carefully inspect around the seal for water dripping or stainage. If any is found replace the dispensergasket.
Water Inlet Valve
Usually it is the connection to the water inlet valve that ends up leaking. Check this connection ( there is usually some sort of adaptor between the valve and supply hose) for leaks. Check the connection on the back of the water inlet valve also. Ocassionaly a water inlet valve will leak around the solenoid in this case reokace inlet valve
Drain / Circulating Pump
Some dishwashers have separate drain and circulating pump. Some use one pump to serve both purposes. In either case you will need to check the housings for leaks along with all the connections. Some dishwashers have a seal that leaks down into the pump . This is easy and inexpensive to replace.
The door latch can become loose or misalinged. Check both the striker and the latch. To adjust the latch you will need to remove the front panel and adjust switch until properly aligned.
They can cause problems, but this usually only happens from opening a heavy load of dishes on the door. Occassionaly a broken spring or cable occurs. You will need to remove the toe kick and maybe the front panel to inspect.Use the VOM. God bless you
Repair a water pump by checking your car for a failure in
the bearings. You can test for bearing failure by seeing if there is any
play in the shaft that is connected to the electrical fan blades, as
well as the drive pulley to the pump itself.
If you notice any free play in the shaft or the pulley, you will need to take the pump apart and replace the bearings.
Determine if the water pump failure is due to a leak in the
casing. Examine the water pump housing for leaking or water stains in
the drainage hole next to the pulley.
If water is dripping from this hole, then the seals inside the pump need to replaced in order to repair the pump.
Remove the Water Pump for Repair
Allow the engine to cool completely before removing any part
of the cooling system. Never open a radiator cap or plug while the
engine is still warm.
Disconnect the car battery. This will prevent the electrical fan from turning on while you are under the hood.
Drain the radiator of all fluid and disconnect the radiator
hoses. Collect the fluid with a plastic container and keep it in a safe
place until you are ready to put it back into the radiator.
Remove the fan assembly. This will include the shroud, the fan and the fan belt. Disconnect the electrical leads for the fan.
Remove the pulley for the fan belt as well in order to have access to the water pump.
Use a socket set to remove the water pump from its engine mount.
Open the housing for the water pump and replace the seals or
bearing as necessary. Some auto parts stores carry repair kits that
have both the seals and bearings for specific types of water pumps.
Reassemble the cooling system by replacing the water pump,
pulley, fan belt, fan assembly and radiator hoses. Refill the radiator
with the fluid.
Start the engine to see if the water pump repair was successful. Check for leaks before you take the car out on the road.
Sounds like the radiator is OK...if you cannot see any visible leaks...if you have inspected upper and lower radiator hoses and connections...it could be the water pump...however you should be able to see some antifreeze around the water pump pulley...changing the water pump on your Oldsmobile is not a major job...you do not have to remove any motor mounts to do this...only if your serpentine belt is worn and needs replacement...your Olds will require the removal of the upper motor mount in order to change the serpentine belt...sounds like you are on the right track...:)
The leaking (weep-hole) is purposely put in the water-pump to warn you that the water pump is defective.
You have to replace the water-pump together with new gasket.
1. Drain the coolant into a container by opening the radiator cap, and the drain-plug under it.
2. Remove the water-pump hose and the bolts .
3. Put in place the new water-pump with new gasket.
4. Reverse removal procedure for installation.
5. Start engine and check for leaks.
A notebook with water cooling?
I figure however that you really wanted to know about a water pump in a vehicle.
Buy a rebuilt water pump since most have been pressed together and replacing an individual O ring is often not practical.
That leak was designed in so when the inevitable happens, the coolant runs out and gets no chance to invade the oil system.
THE WATER PUMP HAS A WEAP HOLE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE HOUSING THAT INDICATES PUMP FAILURE BY LEAKING WHEN THE PUMP NEEDS REPLACING. IT IS TIME TO REPLACE THE WATER PUMP. IN ADDITION YOU MAY WANT TO REPLACE THE TIMING BELT AS WELL WHEN YOU REMOVE THE TIMING COVER AND CRANKSHAFT PULLEY. I HOPE THIS CLARIFIES ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA AND FOR ANY COMMENTS YOU WISH TO SHARE. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED. GOOD LUCK
The opti-spark distributor cap is below the water pump. Often a leaking water pump will cause a short in the distributor Due to the amount of time and labor cost to remove the water pump, and that fact that the water pump has to be removed to replace the distributor cap, it is a good idea to replace the distributor cap at the same time the water pump is replaced. The water pump is driven by a pinion shaft with an " O " ring. Be sure to replace the " O " ring too else you may shortly develop an oil leak at that point.