ADB1200AWS Dishwasher - how to disassemble that thar round bottom thingy....?
Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:36 PM
Well, in the way that the leg bone is connected to the hip bone, I thought "Gee I should clean this ugly round thing here at the bottom because I can see food stuffs stuck all up in it." I got the lower spray arm off, and got the three screws out of the top of the.....er.....ehm.....round thing at the bottom where the food goes to die.....?
Trouble is, the water delivery arm that comes across the top of the round thing from the back.....how do I get that apart? I can see there's total (and stinky) gunk in the fin things of the round thing, so I'd like to give it all a nice scrubbing.
I found drawings of disassembling the motor and whatnot, but all those are AFTER the water delivery thing is out of the way and I cannot see how to get it apart. Well, not delicately anyway. I could get it apart if I wanted to. And then never wanted to use this dishwasher again.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I promise that a donation to the beer fund will not be far behind. The Samurai and Company have helped me fix many small things.
Thanks so much!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:38 PM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:45 AM
I took it apart all the way down to the motor. Scrubbed everything with Dawn and a toothbrush. I'm letting everything dry before I put it back together later today. The only thing I didn't realize is that when I soaked the bottom part of the "round thingy" - icky stuff migrated to the screen/filter things; and I don't think there's anything I can do. It doesn't come apart anymore than it is. I gave it some extra hot water and hope I melted a lot of it off.
Thank you Samurai and Company for your help! I have now fixed my (now retired) dryer, my ice maker, my dishwasher, my cooktop AND my range hood. And by "thank you" I really mean: thank you for taking my questions seriously, thank you for making me a kitchen appliance repair bad ass, thank you for helping me learn that these things aren't that scary if you're willing to try and to "listen". Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Now cross your fingers that I put it back together and it works like a charm.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:56 PM
"Bada bing. Back together. I made sure the gasket on top of the motor wasn't scrunched up, I didn't overtighten stuff, I didn't have any leftover screws and I learned that the tube thiingy under the top rack sticks into the flapper in the back wall water delivery part. OH! I also learned that it *does* matter what orientation the motor goes back in. Get THAT right, and everything practically falls back into place. Again, my heartfelt thanks."
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:42 PM
Edited by SANTA, 06 May 2012 - 12:16 AM.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:23 PM
I'll keep the cooking to my two favorite appliances: my oven, and my Crock Pot. Neither of which have needed fixing! And my Crock Pot is my Mom's 1970's harvest gold. Still going strong.....
Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:33 PM
It's coming from under the control panel at the top of the decorative panel. One streak right down the middle, and one near the vent.
Any ideas? Did I miss something when I put the inside panel back on when I replaced the latch? Which is also working beautifully. All the lights work correctly and everything now!
Thanks so much!
Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:18 AM
So, I take the door apart and look....for what? I thought I put the inside panel back on just like it came off. There aren't any gaskets or anything.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:53 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:32 AM
Well, wait....now that I think about it....I know I cleaned the bottom spray arm specifically but can't say that I did the top ones specifically. I'll try it!!
Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:59 PM
So, no gookus.
Next step? Take apart the door and check.....what?
Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:28 AM
And I guess if it's going to dribble - I'm going to quit giving it the good beer. Just sayin'.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:20 AM
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:25 PM
Pukage, seepage, leakage from the front:
Inside by the latch: Prophecy or no, all I can see is what looks like dried condensate on the black plastic thing at the bottom of the picture. Could that be the cause of my pukage?
I looked under the padding thingy (again with the technical terms eh?) and there is NO sign of anything on the back side of the steel panel. Zippity doo dah.
And again, thanks so much for the guidance.
Edited by Mrs Rum, 19 May 2012 - 05:28 PM.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:07 AM
Edited by SANTA, 20 May 2012 - 12:09 AM.
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