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Maytag dishwasher-not washing, now leaking.....? MDB5600AWS

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Maytag MDB5600AWS

Went to a friends house to 'help out' (which always leads to disaster it seems) because dishwasher was making bad noises and not washing. I run it and hear an bad motor noise-like the motor was trying to run but not moving, I start to take things apart to see if something is jamming the motor shaft. There was pistachio pits, toothpicks, a shrimp shell, and a pop can tab in there!! So once I remove those things, motor shaft seems to be turning-so we put it all together (after about three tries because of the chatty chat that was going on I kept having to put together and take apart due to carelessness! arrggg, I hate working at friends houses!)

So I run a rinse and now I can hear the motor, it sounds better, but I hear no water slooshing around. I open the door and jimmy the door switch and sure enough-there is no water pressure through the spray arms, and now I see a slow leak coming down around the motor!! (seriously did I just screw a screw through the plastic while my friend was telling me about the crazy party on Fri night????GASP!!!)

So I think for a minute.....take everything apart again and realize that this plastic piece that screws onto the motor shaft, that sits right against a rubber seal is not screwed on tight, but is stripped. At least I think it should screw on, but this one just pops on and off. The chopper blade sits right on top of this plastic piece for point of reference, then the filter flow plate goes over it then the water impeller (disk thing) screws into the top of the plastic piece.

So my question is this-can I just buy this plastic piece, or do I need an entire motor assembly and where? why? did it leak after this happened? Does this plastic piece NEED to be screwed on tight to prevent leaking?

http://www.reliablep...menlarge/95098/

On this diagram, it looks like it comes as one piece, but off to the side there is the number 16-and this is what the piece looks like, but in the description it says that is for the drain pump, NOT the motor???

Little help appreciated!!! Thanks Guys!

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That's great, thanks! So if that plastic piece on the motor shaft-if it gets stripped, or loose, can that rubber seal leak??

I am still harboring fears of leaks, seriously I took that thing apart and put back together 3 times because I was too busy chatting to pay attention to the order of things! Now I have secret fears I seriously wrecked things!

***Note to self*** Self, never catch up on gossip while taking apart a machine you have never taken apart before :thumbsup:

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Looked at our Reliable Appliance Parts up here, $63 for the kit. Slays me how much difference the price is from USA to Canada. Frustrating!!!!

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Slays me how much difference the price is from USA to Canada. Frustrating!!!!

That's gonna change soon-- working on a solution to get parts to Canadians through this site. Not at liberty to discuss details now but just know that it's coming soon!

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