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Trouble removing the macerator from a lg lds5811ww for cleaning. Want to make certain no foreign objects stopping blade.

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After removing lower rack and then the spray arm (pulling directly up and out), remove the (approximately) 12 silver screws from around the guard. Lift out to gain access to the lowest sump area.
Watch out for broken glass down there, it is sometimes almost invisible... and sharp!

Posted on May 21, 2010

  • Phil Dec 31, 2012

    After reading your post I decided to tackle the noisy whirring that had started coming from my LG dishwasher. I got all the way down to the lower sump area and found some broken glass, a little rock, and a broken drill bit. I can account for the glass and maybe even the little pebble, but the broken drill bit is a mystery. Judging from the rust on the bit, I'd say it has been there a long time. My guess is it came from the factory or from the installers that installed our DW. Anyway, the whirring is gone, so I'm glad I went in there, your post gave me the boost I needed to take this on confidently. Thanks.

  • Jeff Meyer Dec 31, 2012

    I'm happy my experience helped you out. Based on my experience, this will not be the last time you open up the lower sump area. If/When the odd, rythimic noise returns, you know what to do. Good Luck.



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