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Broken Glass in Kenmore 15685 & can't remove Wash Impeller Screw

Hi! Can Anyone Help Me?!

I have a Kenmore 15685 dishwasher, and I broke a big glass pot lid in it today. Thousands of shards immediately gravitated into the little crevices between the vents and screen of the filter.

It looks like I could shop vac the glass out pretty easily & thoroughly, if I could only get the filter assembly off! It's bolted in there by what looks like one centered hex bolt atop a black rubbery-looking disc (maybe the top of the pump?), but when I try to loosen the bolt, it just spins--not like it's stripped or anything, but like it's spinning because that's what it's supposed to do when the dishwasher's running.

I'm really hoping this is something I can do myself, although my gut tells me this is some weird thing Sears has done to keep their service dept. busy. Hopefully I'm wrong. I've got houseguests coming in 2 days and I have to run the dishwasher constantly as it is!! Thanks!

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  • hank1234 Dec 27, 2007

    if I could only get the filter assembly off! It's bolted in there by what looks like one centered hex bolt atop a black rubbery-looking disc (maybe the top of the pump?), but when I try to loosen the bolt, it just spins--not like it's stripped or anything, but like it's spinning because that's what it's supposed to do when the dishwasher's running.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    yes, and I am not sure if the screw is left handed or right handed, I also think there is a need for a spacial wrench to hold the big black washer in place so the center 1/4 hex screw can be turned loose.



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Same problem here! Great!

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We have the same problem!! Have you figured out the solution..thanks!

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