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Author Topic: FDB1500LFS2 Figidaire Dishwasher - Circulator Motor / Pump Issues  (Read 3277 times)

Offline bobthedemolisher

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Good day,

I have a FDB1500LFS2 dishwasher which has not been adequetly pumping water during wash cycles. At first I thought it was a loading issue, but after a few retries the pump too on a "choppy" sound. Upon further investigation, I found that the circulator motor was not operating correctly. After cleaning out the sump area and checking the impeller (spins freely, no obstructions) the issues persisted. Playing with it further, I found that simply pulling toward the front of the dishwasher on the black plastic motor housing the pump would operate correctly. When pressure is released it feels as if the part of the pump is hitting the housing and the pump goes back to not working.

Any ideas what might be causing this? (bent shaft?)Is it possible that the pump unit could be repaired? Is replacement the only option?

Thanks for the help!

Offline whirlpooltech

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Re: FDB1500LFS2 Figidaire Dishwasher - Circulator Motor / Pump Issues
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 11:10:05 PM »

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Is it possible that the pump unit could be repaired?

I would replace the pump motor, part # AP5272221
You can not get parts for the pump motor.

FRIGIDAIRE Motor Kit, Long Stack, part number: AP5272221



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Offline bobthedemolisher

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Re: FDB1500LFS2 Figidaire Dishwasher - Circulator Motor / Pump Issues
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 12:05:29 AM »
Thanks - I was hoping there may be a to salvage the part and spend only the cost of effort. Oh well.