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Dishwasher that won't pump


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#1 Harvest Golden Girl

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 09:25 AM

Model: SDU 3000.  Yes, that is the correct number, it's just over 20 years old.  I've gotten this far: racks out, unscrewed the plastic doohickey and taken out the watersquirter arm. Then popped out the round garbage screen.  And I opened the kicker plate at the bottom enough to see the little diagram pasted on it and lots of wires. OK, so maybe I don't know all the technical words.  What I think I need to know next is how do I get the motor out? The white plastic thing is still in the center. Does that come out first, if so how.  I'd really like to keep my trusty pal if at all possible, I've sortof decorated my kitchen around Harvest Gold. I can do without LEDs and such.  Help?

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 10:04 AM

That number does not pull up but look to see if there are 4 white locking tabs underneath the motor thingie below the bottom of the tub.  If so these just turn to let you remove the motor/pump assy.
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Posted 06 June 2005 - 11:11 AM

Thanks, I'll look into that - but now I remembered I have another question.  Before I yank out the motor, could this be a solenoid problem? I read that some dishwashers have those.  I've replaced solenoids on my older cars in the past, so sorta have an idea.  Since I can't find much info on this model, do you know where I should look for it and how to test it? And oh yeah, thanks for the response

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 11:38 AM

Without being able to pull up a visual for this model, the older whirlpool d/w is  not known to have a pump out coil like the g/e/, h/p d/w's .  If it will not wash or drain, the motor may be out or the start realy.  If it washes but does not drain, could be something in the pump or a blockage in the drain line somewhere, check where it attaches to the house drain.
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Posted 11 June 2005 - 08:42 PM

I finally got the black drain hose unclamped to where it hooks in to the garbage disposal and some water drained out.  It didn't seem blocked.  When I ran it through its cycle, once again when it got to the drain part it just sortof made little buzzing and humming noises and didn't pump water.  So I guess it's the motor and/or pump?  I looked for the 4 tabs that you mentioned but don't see anything like that.  Are all or most Whirlpool motors attached like that?  Can I look for something else?  I am reduced to writing a bad haiku:

SDU 3000

Dishwasher will pump no more

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