I am trying to take the motor out of my portable 18" dishwasher that
is about 8 years old. I have removed all of the bolts, and it seems
to be hanging freely, but it won't come off. From what I understand
it should just drop out the bottom. It seems to be attached still in
the middle. The shaft still turns, and I can turn the motor freely
from the bottom side, but I can't get it out.
The 18 inchers were made by Frigidaire, and the motor
should come out *up* through the inside. Most DW's of
your vintage had 3 or 4 retainers underneath that you turn
to release the unit from its recess. They pulled up pretty
hard in some cases, bc the rubber gasket prvides a lot of
friction. I've had tp put a 1 X 2 under the motor after turning
the retainers, and gently pry up to break the assy free in
Older machines had a plastic retaining ring, in two halves,
held in by large screws from inside the tank. Once the screws
were removed, the ring came apart and allowed the unit to
be pulled, again, up into the tank, not out from underneath.
Send me your model number and I can be a lot more
specific. It should start with '587.'
What was the problem with the motor? Seal failure & water
Hope that's of some help.
Dave's Repair Service
New Albany, PA
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Thanks a lot for the info, and offer for help
The dishwasher started to make loud noises, and smoke when turned on,
so the plan was to take out the motor, and bring it in for repair.
The model number is 587 17345 790
We have taken out all of the bolts and such, but it seems that the
motor is now just hanging there from middle.
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