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The 1358 dishwasher does everything (pumping, water, heating, drying) but it does not really wash and dishes and dooe remain dirty.

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Hi, Welcome to FixYa. Based on your description and provided the dishwasher is indeed filling with water, draining, heating, but not circulating, It sounds like a busted wash impeller within the main motor/circulation pump. First though, do you hear a quiet sound of a motor starting once the unit has completed filling with water ? ( it will be super quiet if the wash impeller is broke as I suspect it may be...almost like a fountain, since the Asko are very quiet under normal conditions. You will have to either get right down with your ear to the bottom or run it with the door open by activating the door switch with a screw-driver and look for visual/audible clues ) If so that is a tell tale of no wash action yet the motor runs, hence broken impeller. If you don't hear anything it may be a wire come off the main motor/circulation pump...but not likely. This unfortunately is common with Asko built dishwasher`s and it is a case of being a victim of their own design. What happens typically is the ball-bearings from the upper rack holders ( the holders which are plastic, hence fatigues due to heat and fall apart letting the ball bearings loose ) come out making their way into the sump, hence breaking the wash impeller from the motor. Let me know what you find and I'll try and help you move forward from there. If you need direction to remove the circulation motor and pump I can do that, but it is a pretty involved repair...I'll watch for your reply. Good luck. Regards, Macmarkus :)

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

  • thomasbalcez Jun 01, 2011

    My 1385 has a broken wash impeller...how do you change it?

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Jun 02, 2011

    Hello again,

    Aside from actually pulling the circulation pump out, the way I try and observe the impeller is with a dentist/telescopic mirror method with a trouble light. It can be difficult to see though, If the impeller is physically cracked/broke it can be hard to determine just by sight.

    As for removing it once you're at that point, (the impeller alone is not a serviceable part, rather part of the entire assembly) I'll try to provide all the part numbers you should need ( if indeed you replace it ) as well as technique.

    With that being said, using the right technique it isn't too bad but it does require removing it from the cabinet/cupboard.

    This is what I do. FIRST...

    **Turn off the power at the main service panel or unplug the unit...safety first**

    1) Shut off the water and undo the water supply and drain hose. Remove as much water from inside down in the sump-well as possible because you'll need to lye the dishwasher on its front ( remove any dishes inside and also get some towels or a blanket to gently lay it face down so you don't damage the front panel or control's ).

    2) Once you have the unit out and face down, you'll see the back of the circulation motor&pump assembly...as shown here below.


    The arrows indicate the motor assembly ( top arrow )...Undo the wires at the side of the motor ( A good idea would be to take a picture or draw a diagram, the picture is likely better...in my case at least ).

    wire harness location ( left arrow )

    the motor mount with tie down ( right arrow )


    ...this is where it gets a little tricky, but as I mentioned I've done plenty and will guide you through.

    The clamps holding the pump hoses in place are "one time" clamps and they are also very sharp...so be careful, if you observe closely you`ll see the "lip" on the clamp. That is where I place a flat screwdriver and break the clamp off ( careful not tear the rubber bellows...it`s a good idea to order a spare, part # 763885 )

    Circulation pump to tub hose/bellows...




    This is an image of the top clamps ( image 1 ) as well as the front clamps to the sump ( image 2 )







    Once removed they'll need to be replaced with narrow "worm gear" clamps when installing the new pump assy. Likely find those at a local "Home Depot", "Lowes" etc.

    3) Undo the wires at the side of the motor, the capacitor stays attached and you shouldn`t have to remove those wires.

    Now with the motor and pump out you can look to the center and observe the impeller I spoke of to witness it being broke from the motor assembly.

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    Hopefully from here you will get along fine with putting the new one in if necessary. Let me know how you make out or if anything isn't clear, I'll watch your post. Good luck.

    Thank you for choosing FixYa. Please take a moment to rate the assistance I've provided and a testimony if you fell it's warranted.

    Regards,

    Macmarkus :)

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