Jay from IN
Frigidaire Electrolux FDB1100RHM2 dishwasher fills, drains but doesn't wash.
Pliers, torx screwdriver, pipe thread tape, regular screwdriver
Repair & Advice
Frigidaire dishwasher would fill and drain, but wouldn't wash. I thought it was the water inlet valve so I replaced that, but still had the problem. I read where sometimes there might be something in the circulation pump blocking it from spinning, so I took it apart and cleaned it ( found some leftover food and other little tidbits in there). I put the circulation pump back in place, reconnected dishwasher, but got same result.
At this point, I determined it had to be the circulation pump.
I ordered it, received it the next day. Installed it and my dishwasher is fully functioning again :-).
I'm not a repairman by any means, but this was pretty simple.
Turned power off to dishwasher, shutoff water to dishwasher, disconnected the water line to dishwasher, pulled dishwasher out of location (I found it easier to do this way). Disconnected water discharge hose from underneath, brought dishwasher outside to work on. Removed the lower spray arm, trap drain, spray support, base, polypro filter. This exposes the cover that has 3 torx screws (remove these). Also remove the ball once the cover is removed. I then placed the dishwasher upside down, and removed the pump motor bracket (2 torx screws). You can then disconnect the power to the circulation pump, and then remove pump.
Place new pump in place, make sure the 2 "O" rings are on the new pump.
That was it!
Hope this helps anyone. My Frigidaire model - Electrolux FDB1100RHM2.
Another note, while I had the dishwasher completely out, I gave it a very thorough cleaning. It's now running and looking like a new dishwasher.
JOHN from TX
Dishwasher squealing all the time, loud!
# 2 Phillips, adjustable wrench
Repair & Advice
Traced problem to pump, would squeal all the time when operating/running, disconnected power, shut off water, disconnected water line, carefully removed dishwasher after removing anchor screws from under countertop, removed screen from inside bottom of dishwasher, removed remaining water from trap area, get some big towels, you will need them, lay dishwasher on its side, disconnect wiring from motor, remove two screws and anchor plate, and motor, (observe orientation of motor when removing it) lube new o rings on motor with food grade lube, orientate motor, will only go in one way into housing and lock in place with lock plate, hook up connector, I did not need the new wiring connector that come with it, you might, I did find a electrical connecter (plastic) that was charred on the bottom, to the rear of the unit, replaced it with a new metal one, reverse to assemble. Some electrical and water lines may be harder to get to depending on the installation, always shut off the water and the electrical power for safety.
David from AL
Washer not circulating water during wash cycle - no discharge in sink garbage disposal. On inspection found water dripping from pump housing.
Torx driver T-25 (for pump retaining bracket), #2 Philips driver (misc fasteners), 5/16" nutdriver (hose clamps), wire cutters/strippers, wire terminal crimper, heat gun or lighter for replacing existing motor plug with new motor plug on washer harness.
Repair & Advice
I have no way to assess the durability of the product or its quality so I have given it 4 stars and have my fingers crossed that it will last. The product appears to be at least as good as the part it is replacing.
Turning off the dishwasher breaker. Make sure the power is off.
1. Remove dish racks
2. Remove the filter and spinner at bottom inside of washer
3. Use a turkey baster to remove all water in the bottom of the washer
4. Remove supply and/or drain line as required to pull washer out from under counter
5. Lay washer on side (not strictly necessary, but makes job a lot easier)
THIS PUMP HAS A SHAFT SEAL THAT IS NOT REPLACEABLE! You need to buy the motor and pump assembly. This makes it easier to install but a little more expensive.
6. Remove obvious fasteners and hoses to remove the pump
7. remove the old pump by pulling it straight out
8. make sure the old o-rings come with it
9. wipe down the surfaces in the dishwasher sump where the o-rings contact
10. rub the new o-rings with some veggie oil and slip them on the pump head (two different sizes, have a look at the old pump for reference
11. install new pump in straight so that the o-rings don't snag or otherwise get damaged Reassemble fasteners
If the new pump motor uses a different wire plug shape you will have to cut off the old one from your wiring harness and use the one that comes with the new pump. Strip back 3/8" inches of insulation on both sides of the butt splice, match colors if possible but don't worry if they don't - single phase AC polarity to the motor does not affect performance (does not matter which way you connect the wires). Crimp the wire ends, give them a good tug to make sure they are tight then heat-shrink using a heat gun, hair-dryer or a lighter to make a good seal. It is a good practice to make sure that any splices or junctions in the wire are not at a low point in a wire loop - make sure you force the issue by forming a drip loop in the wires that will force water to a safe low point.
Test run with dishwasher upright but not under the counter if possible. If you have to put it back under the counter to get everything reconnected than slip a baking pan under the dishwasher before testing. Make sure everything works and the leak is gone before re-leveling and securing the dishwasher and applying any trim work around it.