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GE Dishwasher Pump & Motor Assembly #WD26X10051

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the pump and motor assembly on GE and Hotpoint dishwashers. The most common reasons for replacing the pump and motor assembly are if the dishwasher is making loud noises, doesn’t properly clean dishes, won’t drain, or leaks water from the motor area, though this is not the most commonly defective part.

All of the information in this pump and motor assembly replacement video is applicable to the following brands: GE, Hotpoint

Step By Step Instructions

1
To replace the pump and motor assembly, you will need to uninstall the dishwasher first.
2
To do this, turn off the power supply to your dishwasher
3
Shut off the water supply valve.
4
Next, remove the screws to release the lower access panels and set the panels aside.
5
Disconnect the water supply line from the inlet valve.
6
Be prepared for some water to spill out.
7
Remove the screw to release the terminal block cover plate.
8
Note the location of the wires then untwist the wire nut to disconnect the wires.
9
Use a flathead screwdriver to help remove the strain relief nut and pull the wires out of the junction box.
10
Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink drain or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet.
11
Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws.
12
To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the leveling legs to lower the appliance.
13
Now, to avoid damage, very carefully pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet.
14
Carefully tilt the dishwasher back so its rear panel rests on a blanket or carpet.
15
Next, disconnect the wire harnesses from the drain solenoid and the motor.
16
Remove the screw the release the support rod.
17
Loosen the clamp securing the chamber hose to the pump housing and pull the hose off.
18
Again, be prepared for water to spill.
19
Next, loosen the pump connector and pump housing clamps and pull the old pump and motor assembly free.
20
You’re now ready to install the new pump and motor assembly.
21
Insert the larger inlet port into the sump and the smaller outlet port into the pump connector.
22
Tighten the clamps to secure.
23
Connect the chamber hose and secure the clamp.
24
Align the support rod and secure it with the screw.
25
Connect the wire harnesses to both the new motor and the new drain solenoid.
26
Now carefully lift the dishwasher to its upright position.
27
Make sure the end of the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall then gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet.
28
Adjust the leveling legs if necessary.
29
Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.
30
Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer.
31
Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.
32
Feed the wires back through the junction box and secure the strain relief nut.
33
Connect the wires using the wire nuts.
34
Align the cover plate and replace the screw to secure.
35
Reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve.
36
Replace the lower access panels and secure them with the screws.
37
You’re now ready to turn the water supply back on as well as the power and confirm that the dishwasher is functioning properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the pump and motor assembly on GE and Hotpoint dishwashers. The most common reasons for replacing the pump and motor assembly are if the dishwasher is making loud noises, doesn’t properly clean dishes, won’t drain, or leaks water from the motor area, though this is not the most commonly defective part.

All of the information in this pump and motor assembly replacement video is applicable to the following brands: GE, Hotpoint
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
To replace the pump and motor assembly, you will need to uninstall the dishwasher first.
2
To do this, turn off the power supply to your dishwasher
3
Shut off the water supply valve.
4
Next, remove the screws to release the lower access panels and set the panels aside.
5
Disconnect the water supply line from the inlet valve.
6
Be prepared for some water to spill out.
7
Remove the screw to release the terminal block cover plate.
8
Note the location of the wires then untwist the wire nut to disconnect the wires.
9
Use a flathead screwdriver to help remove the strain relief nut and pull the wires out of the junction box.
10
Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink drain or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet.
11
Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws.
12
To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the leveling legs to lower the appliance.
13
Now, to avoid damage, very carefully pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet.
14
Carefully tilt the dishwasher back so its rear panel rests on a blanket or carpet.
15
Next, disconnect the wire harnesses from the drain solenoid and the motor.
16
Remove the screw the release the support rod.
17
Loosen the clamp securing the chamber hose to the pump housing and pull the hose off.
18
Again, be prepared for water to spill.
19
Next, loosen the pump connector and pump housing clamps and pull the old pump and motor assembly free.
20
You’re now ready to install the new pump and motor assembly.
21
Insert the larger inlet port into the sump and the smaller outlet port into the pump connector.
22
Tighten the clamps to secure.
23
Connect the chamber hose and secure the clamp.
24
Align the support rod and secure it with the screw.
25
Connect the wire harnesses to both the new motor and the new drain solenoid.
26
Now carefully lift the dishwasher to its upright position.
27
Make sure the end of the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall then gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet.
28
Adjust the leveling legs if necessary.
29
Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.
30
Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer.
31
Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.
32
Feed the wires back through the junction box and secure the strain relief nut.
33
Connect the wires using the wire nuts.
34
Align the cover plate and replace the screw to secure.
35
Reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve.
36
Replace the lower access panels and secure them with the screws.
37
You’re now ready to turn the water supply back on as well as the power and confirm that the dishwasher is functioning properly.

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