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Noisy, Leaking; Whirlpool Portable Dishwasher


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#1 Baphomet777

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:20 PM

Whirlpool Portable Dishwasher

Stock Number DP8500X Serial Number FB 44 22541
Model Number DP8500XXN2

Heater 6.7 amps Motor5.3 amps
Total amps 11.0
60hz 120 volts

Got a noisy dishwasher -- According to the FAQ and the symptoms, it's likely a defective spin seal as the unit both leaks AND is very noisy. We had not used the unit for a while several months ago as I had a broken faucet connect that needed fixed. After resolving that, we ran the unit about two or three times before the noise got really really bad.

My question is this -- if I replace the spin seal, will that resolve the noise? I'm guessing not since the bearings are likely shot due to the persistence of the noise and water leak. Would it be more prudent to just replace the motor and if so, what kind of cost am I looking at to repair it -- Is there an alternatively cheaper method to replacing the bearings or is the motor swap the only means to ridding myself of the problem?

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#2 Scottthewolf

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:34 PM

You should replace the entire pump and motor assembly, as replacing the impeller seals is hard to do without a pump centering tool, and if the motor is noisy,yes your motor bearings are ruined.

Here is your pump and motor

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http://www.repaircli...675748A/1065407
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:51 AM

Scott,

Based on the difficulty rating only being 2 out of 5 at the RepairClinic website, I'm assuming that this should be a fairly straightforward swap -- Would I be correct in this assumption? Any advice or tips that I should take into consideration before tearing into it? Do you happen to have a link to an exploded parts view of the unit or a teardown guide?

I'm going to order the part today, however the RepairClinic rep said that it may be a little while longer than normal before the part ships since they don't have it in stock... I'll post back with my questions/results during/after the swap.

thanks again!
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