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FDR252RBS2 dishwasher has new motor but won't drain - what else could it be?

Struggling to fix a Frigidaire dishwasher FDR252RBS2 without spending a fortune (which I don't have). Wasn't draining at beginning of cycle. Drain tube is clear thru to drain (no disposall). The motor was turning in both directions, but no water drained. I opened assembly on top of motor and found that the plastic shaft that transmits torque thru the floor from the motor to the impellers was broken. Couldn't find a number for that part (the uppermost plastic part on no.18 on the Parts Catalog 5995434445 at http://www.frigidaire.com/products/resultspage.asp?strmodel=FDR252RB) or how to buy it online, but had to buy the whole Welling motor assembly. When I put in the new motor, I had the same problem. What else could it be? Thx greatly. :Dani

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  • valence0100 Apr 15, 2008

    Same problem here. It looks like it's an impeller to me. The shaft that screw number 27 (diagram at ftp://ftp.electrolux-na.com/ProdInfo_PDF/Kinston/5995434445.pdf page 8) goes into has melted. I need this part but I am having difficulty finding it. The impeller is 3 3/8" wide, flat on the top, and has 1/4" deep fins on the bottom. Can anyone help please?

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Try cleaning out the drain line behind the dishwasher, this is a very common problem with draining. If not that then might need a valve or if you have a new garbage disposal you need to punch out a peice of the plastic or it wont drain. Hope this helped, good luck

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SOURCE: Frigidaire dishwasher impeller melted! Can't find replacement part!

I have the same problem and after talking to a local service center and doing some online research (remember: Google is your friend) I have discovered this is considered a non-serviceable part and you must buy the entire motor. The impeller comes with the motor. This is probably not the answer you were hoping but is what you have to do. With that said, I plan to JB Weld the ****** back on the motor shaft!

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Hi it sounds like a blocked pump needs cleaning out

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sears have a site to see all of the parts and get part # and price. the site is sears parts direct. let me know if this is helpful.

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