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Blown Motor DW is about 16 months old. Started making some real bad noise. Lasted about a minute and then had a death howl. Called in repair tech who says motor is blown. $399 for repair which includes $125 for the part. I've rebuilt car engines, so can probably replace a DW motor. Any insight on how to replace the motor? is it worth paying 275$ for labor? Just bugs the hell out of me paying $400 bucks for a repair when i can get a new one for $450.

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Re: Blown Motor

I haven't changed that particular brand of dishwasher motor, so I cant give a step by step, sorry. I do know the other brands it is optional to get the motor alone or the motor with the pump assembly attached, so you may want to ask about that. Changing this is would consist of an electrical harness, a drain fitting that the hose connects to, and a gasket that keeps the water from leaking from the tub. $225 for labor sounds a little high, at $75 per hour that is still 3 hours. Some models have a tuning fork type thing that keeps vibration noise down, don't know about yours. Changing the water pump on a '85 monte carlo would take longer and be more difficult, if that helps.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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