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Model 17615 Kenmore freestanding dishwasher

We accidently dumped about 1/2 cup of sunflower seed shells in the dishwasher. Kids tried to run it anyway and now there is a loud noise comming from the bottom. We tried to take the round parts out of the inside and see if we couldn't get to the seeds but there is a round gray disk that spins when we ty to loosen the nut. Are we even on the right track?

Is it too hopeful to think that they will somehow drain out themselves? Please help!

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  • Bigskywise Oct 15, 2007

    Thank you for responding. I guess I should be a little more clear about my specific question. When we were dismantling the base, we couldn't loosen the screw in the middle of a gray round piece of plastic because it would spin with the screw. And when we tried to hold it with a plliers or crescent wrench it broke a little piece off. It seemed to be very fragile and we couldn't hold it tight enough to loosen that screw. Now we're stuck.



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You are on the right track, just dismantle what you see inside the base, but remember to note what goes where and in what order, also the waste pump could now be blocked, normally one or two or a small amount of seeds would work there way through, but may take time, and some could be lodged in the pump blade

have patience and work with care its not a hard job and should be right once cleared out

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