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seized electric motor Answered

I'm trying to fix a dishwasher. The pump motor seems to be seized. It doesn't __feel___ that stuck, and has spun for me 1 out of 5 times.

Any ideas on how to fix it?

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mpilchfamily

6 years ago

What kind of bearings does the motor have? Are they ball bearings or just a sleeve bearing? Have you tried to pull the motor apart yet to see if everything is fine inside? Have you tried to oil the bearings yet?

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Toga_Danmpilchfamily

Reply 6 years ago

I'm not sure what bearings. Motor appears to be built such that disassembly isn't an option. (but maybe I'll take a second look) I did oil the bearings as much as I could without disassembly.

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mpilchfamilyToga_Dan

Reply 6 years ago

The only way to fix the problem is to pull the motor apart and see if there are any damage to the bearings or damage/gunk getting caught up on the inside of the motor.

Chances are you'll have to buy a replacement pump.

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Toga_Danmpilchfamily

Reply 6 years ago

Thanks. yeah, I'll probably try that.

I think the homeowner is leanin toward replacing the whole dishwasher when her budget allows.

New motor-$150
New dishwasher $500