how can I get into the pump on a whirlpool dishwasher model No ADP 4501/5 serial No.851150415820
I have stripped the machine down with one side and botton front panel off.
The problem is a constant rattle while the machine is working
Hi, It's not an easy job. You'll need to unplug machine, remove the front cover and toe plate, lay the machine on its left side and remove the base. Then you will have access to the pump. Panel edges are very sharp. hope this helps. ed
This is the stage that I am at, I have done all that has been suggested but it appears to be almost impossible to get into or remove the pump
I'm going to reopen your question to an expert more familiar with your specific model. ed
would a photograph be helpful ,
Not for me. I don't have hands on experience with your model. I don't want to guess. but you should post it. Any other expert looking at your question will see everything we have discussed. It may help them. ed
Where should I post it
Hi, just attach a jpeg to the reply box, using the paperclip. ed
find attached photo
Hi, your photo is posted and question is still open to other experts. ed
what is happening now my machine is in pieces just waiting for some anwers I am having to work today need some info reasonable quick ,
What is the actual problem you are having getting the pump off?
how does one remove the whole pump assembly from the machine as appears to be on large unit,and I have no exploded view drawings
You don't need an exploded view.
You can see it all in your picture.
The metal tube is a heater.
The large item nearer the back is the pump.
You'll see the crimped clips holding the hoses to the pump and sump bowl.
Put a thin screwdriver into the crimp and "waggle" the screwdriver to slacken the clip a little.
Pull the heater off of the pump. (When refitting, tighten the crimp with a pair of side cutters).
Squeeze the ends of the clip on the other hose and take it off of the pump.
Disconnect the wiring and take the pump out.
If you want to dismantle the pump, the pump front part (the bit the hoses go onto) twists off of the motor.
Check it out, see what you find.
Normally, the pump is shot and you need to replace it.
The replacement is a different type of pump but is a direct replacement.
Check it out, see how you get on and get back to me if you need more help.
Hope this helps
Whitegoods engineer working for a multibranded national company in the UK.
Thanks for the info I now have a knackered pump on my hands,you didn't say brute force and ignorance was the best way to twist it off,my next question is where do I get a replacement part and what is the part No.
I have already tried to get a smallpart for the rinse aid dispenser and been told I have to buy a complete rinsa aid unit as the seal is not considered a spare part £64.29
Sorry, it's just needs a bit of strength to get the pump apart. (once you've opened a few dozen of them, it gets easier).
The replacement pump can be obtained from www.espares.co.uk or www.4whirlpool.co.uk
It's fairly expensive though.
Click here for a pump
Do double check with the supplier on the part.
They'll use the 12 digit number beginning with 85 on your machine to identify the exact appliance.
It's a totally different motor but it does fit.
There are 2 slots on the base at the rear that the bracket of the motor fits into.
Then, you need 2 screws or bolts of a suitable size to secure it.
Thanks Fred that was excellant advice and well explained,now I have it apart the decision is replace the pump or new machine,will think this one through it was an interesting experience.ThanksDavid Harkness
You're very welcome.
Good luck with the repair, or the replacement machine.
Hi Fred Just one small request if I attach another image could you tell me if this part can be obtained on its own.Thanks David ,
Yes, no problem.
the part I require is the grey composite disc (washer) is just below the filling part
Is it the seal on the lid, the part that goes over where you pour the rinse aid in?
Yes I think I have sent this request twice,but you have it correct
OK, thanks for that.
I'll check the drawings when I get into work tomorrow, see what I can find.
I have found the correct model No. in a batch of labels stuck under one of the covers
Thanks for that, helps very much.
Click here for the rinse aid seal (I think this is the part we were talking about).
You are very good, no excellent in the help that I have had.
I have ordered the pump and the seal and now just await their arrival, just one small question are you connected to the British part of the site or American
I'm in the UK.
Glad you're on your way to getting the machine sorted out.
The reason I asked was I received an E-Mail from just ask apologising that none of their Uk engineers could answer the question.
Maybe you should have a word with them
The system expects me to send another answer, rather than continue after you've rated me.
I'll pass it on though.
Hello again Fred
It's David could you help again. We have an Indesit 1300 spin washing machine, the only number i have at the moment is WIL 133.
I suspect that the problem is the incoming mains filter is burning out I saved it once before by replacing the danaged crimps but I suspect it has now gone beyond that.
Sorry not much time to expand on the message am trying to get to work this morning.