Model #KDI21 KITCHENAID Dishwasher

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detergent dispenser KDI-21A dishwasher- Kitchenaid

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Dishwasher pump top replacement

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Step by step repair instructions are great to have, and the experts here excel at providing instructions. To help them provide the best information possible, I would suggest adding the complete make and model number of the dishwasher. Just click reply to add the additional information.

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Barbara H. -
June 15, 2012
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The Model KD-21 wash pump top replacement kit is for a Kitchen Aid Imperial 21 KD1-21A dishwasher

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robert -
June 15, 2012
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

If you have all the screws taken out on top of the pump top, it should lift off. I believe there are more than 4 screws to remove. It is probably stuck if you have all the screws removed. Pull harder while wiggling it and it should lift off. The pump top for the KDI21A would be the same. It should lift off once all the screws have been taking out.

This may be the issue. If not, please reply and I will be glad to assist you further.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 18, 2012
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All I can see are the 4 screws that hold the pump in (and that's what the directions say that came with the kit). I tried pulling harder, and wigglng the top some more, but it still won't budge. It will wiggles loose all around except the middle. It could be stuck on something in the middle, but I don't know where to pry it off. I think that prying between the posts where the 4 screws were set would damage the posts.

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robert -
June 19, 2012
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Robert: I added an image below of the pump. It should lift off. You don't see the impeller do you?

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 19, 2012
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Does part #1 need to be removed? If so, how do I remove it? I don't see an impeller. (which part number would that be?) The 4 screws that I removed were part #2.

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robert -
June 19, 2012
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Robert; if you have every screw removed from key# 3, it should lift off. I still believe it's stuck. You see # 23 and the short tub above it. That's were it's likely stuck. Try prying up in that area with some type of leverage. Key #1 does not need to be removed. That is washer and the stud is part of the upper pump housing.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 20, 2012
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Tried some prying, but still doesn't give way. Not due to the short tube since it is free all along the outside.. That is, the piece can wiggle (slightly) around the middle.

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robert -
June 20, 2012
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Robert: I'm all out of suggestion. If all the screws have been removed from the pump top; it should lift up and off. I do not have a clue why it will not come off. The service manual states" Remove the 4 retaining screws and lift off pump top".

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 21, 2012
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Yes, the instructions that came with the kit say to remove the 4 screws and the top should come off. I'm also wondering, now, if the assembly has changed. Maybe this isn't relevant, but it has raised my suspicion: the replacement part is all plastic and the bottom portion of the current motor top (not the filter) seems like some sort of pot metal. Could this be an older model motor in which the top of the motor has an additional point of attachment in addition to the 4 screws, to the motor?. Is there maybe an older service manual that might indicate this? My guess is that the machine (which has worked very well up until now), is about 15 or even more years old.

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robert -
June 21, 2012
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