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 Posted: Thu Mar 18th, 2010 03:15 am
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Pele



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Serial number: FK4704572

My girlfriend commented that the dishwasher might need looked at since it wasn't draining and was full of nasty water.

This is of course AFTER she had unloaded it and AFTER I commented of a gritty texture and strange taste to dinner.

So following this:
http://fixitnow.com/wp/2008/11/14/older-whirlpool-kenmore-dishwasher-wont-drain/

I ended up cleaning the check valve and taking a bunch of rice out of the drain hose.

If course, I used my sink sprayer to clear the hose and then decided to turn on the disposal, forgetting that I had the hose I had just removed from the side of it in my hand.


Anyhow, two questions:

The Samurai says that this is a older model made back in the day... How old? Is this thing end of life?

Also, there's a large hexagonal nut on a long shaft that goes into one side of the motor. What is this shaft and nut?