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Issue with Dishwasher --- Spray ARM does not move

I have a Kenmore Elite 665 Dishwasher. The water comes in and gets drained properly but the spray-arms don't seems to turn. I have cleaned the mesh but no change.

Some people with similar issues have suggested replacing the impeller --- How do I CONFIRM that it is the Impeller ???

Where do I get the detailed instructions to replace the Impeller ?

How do I get the exact model number for the Impeller and where do I order the replacement from ???

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  • Sohail Parekh Mar 24, 2008

    Where do I get the detailed instructions to replace the Impeller ?

    How do I get the exact model number for the Impeller and where do I order the replacement from ???

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You can replace the impeller, it requires purchasing the part, removing the motor/ sump assy from the d/w( or uninstalling the d/w and flipping on its back) the motor does separate form housing with 1 3/8 screw and a twist. new part(s) are installed and reassemble. part number 8268398 impeller kit, and you can order it from sears.com.. you can remove the top filter plate(5 torx 15 screws, that will give you acess to lower unit 2 more torx screws will give you acesst othe chopper assy, you may be clogged with gunk there, that would prevent good cleaning results and noisy operation, bu tif that area is relatively clean,and your motor is running, just very little water pressure form lower arm assy. the impeller kit will do the trick.

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Yes sir it must be the impeller

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 24, 2008

    for knowing the exact procedure you must to buy a service manual.

    that will have the detailed procedure and along with the part number you asked.


    thank you sir

    good luck

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 24, 2008

    www.applianceguru.com

    yu can order your part here

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 24, 2008

    part number 8268398 impeller kit

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