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Model 17615 Kenmore freestanding dishwasher

We accidently dumped about 1/2 cup of sunflower seed shells in the dishwasher. Kids tried to run it anyway and now there is a loud noise comming from the bottom. We tried to take the round parts out of the inside and see if we couldn't get to the seeds but there is a round gray disk that spins when we ty to loosen the nut. Are we even on the right track?

Is it too hopeful to think that they will somehow drain out themselves? Please help!

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Re: model 17615 Kenmore freestanding dishwasher

You are on the right track, just dismantle what you see inside the base, but remember to note what goes where and in what order, also the waste pump could now be blocked, normally one or two or a small amount of seeds would work there way through, but may take time, and some could be lodged in the pump blade

have patience and work with care its not a hard job and should be right once cleared out

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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