Model #66513183K802 KENMORE ELITE Dishwasher

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Why won't the dishwasher drain? 66513182K802 Kenmore Elite Dishwasher

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Kenmore Elite Dishwasher 665.13183K800 leaking through the Motor Diverter

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Dishwashers offer a lot of convenience. The dishwasher leaking can be concerning. I found some information for you that I am hoping will help you out until your expert answers your question. I am adding the link below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. I do hope that this will help you with the dishwasher.

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Marc H -
July 09, 2012
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Hi Andy,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

You cannot order that seal separately. The seal comes with the sump assembly (part # W10168822). So you will have to replace the sump assembly and I recommend replacing the diverter motor (part # W10155344). With the replacement of these parts, your leak issue should be taken care of.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website; Sears Home Services .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram or purchase any parts needed for your Kenmore model number 665.13183K800 Dishwasher .

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance please include more details in a reply to this post.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
July 12, 2012
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Andrew - just finished installing the replacement Sump which did include the seal and NO LEAK ! Now the question is how long will this seal last...no doubt, initially a bad design or defective seal (one or the other; hopefully not both). Hope you had good luck with your's.

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Jon -
September 30, 2012
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Hello Jon. That dishwasher design is relatively new. The earliest versions were manufactured in 2008. Many of those models have been running since that time with no leaks through that seal. I suspect that you had a defective seal. It is unlikely that you will have another failure of that component for the rest of the normal life of that dishwasher (at least 10 years).

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
October 02, 2012
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I have the same problem. Also at age 2.5 years. I'm wondering about the design of this dishwasher. Mine is a slightly different model number: 665.13183k802. I'm angry that I have to replace the sump just for a lousy seal! Can I get a repair manual somewhere with the instructions to replace the sump? Thanks a lot for a great forum! Bill

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upthereinthesky -
June 08, 2013
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Hello upthereinthesky. I understand your concern about this failure in your relatively new Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Model 665.13183K802 . I apologize for the problems that this is causing. I posted some images below that show how to remove the sump on that type of dishwasher. Your model may be slightly different from the one shown below but the basic procedure should be the same. Be sure that you shut off the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher before accessing internal components. If you need more help let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 11, 2013
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Here are the images.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 11, 2013
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Lyle: Thanks so much! These photos will help a lot. I did manage to buy a service manual online, but they sent one for a different model. Should work, though. Question: Since this leak has been happening for a couple of months now, should I replace the Diverter Motor as well, just to be on the safe side? The outer shell has some mineral deposits on it, and there is slight cupric oxide on the contacts. But, it still works. On the other hand, I don't want to have to replace it later. Maybe I answered my own question. Is it worth $40 for some peace of mind?

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upthereinthesky -
June 11, 2013
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Hello, I have a Kenmore Elite Dishwasher 665.13183K802 that is 2 years old and it is leaking pretty heavily through the motor diverter. I was told the same thing in that you have to buy the sump. I was able to remove the seal and take it to a local seal place and replace it with the same exact seal however it is still leaking. Is it because of the diverter or do I need to replace the sump anyways.

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mike -
August 30, 2013
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I'm no expert, for sure, but the way I see it, if you're indeed positive the leak is through that seal, there's only three mating surfaces there: the sump body, the seal (inner and outer faces) and the motor shaft. If the replacement seal is a perfect replacement, then the sump body or the motor shaft would have to be the culprit. I would remove the diverter and carefully examine the shaft for any imperfections. Even the slightest scratch would be a source of leaks. Perhaps you could also ensure all mating surfaces are immaculate, and slather on some silicone lubricant. Maybe you'll get lucky. After that, I might consider the "exact same seal" isn't.

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upthereinthesky -
August 30, 2013
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Kenmore Dishwasher 665.13129K703 dripping from Pump Diverter

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A leak can be a hassle and cause some water damage. I am sorry for the inconvenience and I was able to find two links that will guide you with this repair. I hope this helps while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
March 31, 2012
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The diverter goes up through the sump. The image below shows how to access the diverter disk inside the dishwasher. I believe the seal for the divertere shaft is part of the sump. If needed the sump can be obtained from the following link: Kenmore Dishwasher Sump . I hope this helps. You can reply with any additional details or questions for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
April 02, 2012
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Fred - advice was helpful with regards to isolating the likely seal that is causing my drip, it appears to be the interface between the motor diverter and the Sump. I can see what appears to be a rubber seal which the motor diverter seats against and when I took some silicon gasket lubricant and applied it to the rubber, then reassembled, the leak seams to have stopped - for the near term. My question, do the designers of the Kenmore diswasher actually expect you to replace the entire sump just to replace the seal between the motor diverter and the sump...that does not reflect a very good design. Especially when you consider all the additional labor required to remove the sump...I'd be very interested in your thoughts about my idea to lubricate the seal surface and any expectations I should have before the leak occurs again. Thanx and kind regards - Happy Easter !

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Jon -
April 07, 2012
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The seal was not expected to fail. It may not be available now but that doesn't mean in the future it will not be available. If the seal fails frequently I would expect the seal to become a part that can be ordered. This is a newer unit and it will be looked at closely for part failures and adjustments can be made.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
April 09, 2012
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May 14th...still no drippiing >:o)

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Jon -
April 15, 2012
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I'm kepping my fingers crossed.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
April 16, 2012
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Hi Jon, I think I'm having the same problem with a slightly different Kenmore Elite dishwasher. How is your silicone fix holding, did you do any additional work on your washer? Were you able to find the seal part number? Did you have to replace the sump? My dishwasher is just about 2.5 years old. It sure looks like the design is flawed. Thanks a lot in advance, Andy

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andy2 -
July 09, 2012
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Sep 2012, leak is back. Have ordered a new Sump which I'm hoping will address the defect in the existing seal design. Using a cookie try to capture the leak so the pergo flooring does not get permanently damaged.

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Jon -
September 16, 2012
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Le me know if the sump helps.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
September 17, 2012
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Let me know how the sump works and it if it solves the problem.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
September 17, 2012
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