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Re: [Shop-talk] Dishwasher motor (was Epoxy recommendation)

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Dishwasher motor (was Epoxy recommendation)
From: Jim Franklin <>
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2009 22:06:00 -0500
Well, I decided to try the last combination of washer orientation, and  
it appears that was the ticket. Once I gently removed the macerator  
housing, I could see how it's shaft mated with the washer that  
contacted it, and it made a  lot more sense. So the epoxied shaft and  
greased other bits seems to be working well. I did a load of dishes  
and not only did it not leak, but it ran more quietly than it has in a  
while. I'm hoping for an easy return of the hamster-powered  
replacement motor.


On Feb 1, 2009, at 8:23 PM, Donald H Locker wrote:

> I think you'll have to do the experiment and let us all know.
> Donald.
> Jim Franklin wrote:
>> I JB Welded the plasitc sheath onto the motor shaft and that's when  
>> I discovered the hairline crack running down the length of the  
>> sheath. But it held well. However in the process of all that the 2  
>> shouldered rubber grommet/washer things fell off and I can't figure  
>> out how they go back on. Each orientation leaks. So I bought a new  
>> motor from, because they had a page on the problem  
>> and fix of my particular DW.
>> The old motor is 3 amps and about the size of an econobox starter.  
>> What arrived is a generic, one size fits all motor that clips into  
>> a sump that replaces my DW's sump. The motor is .65 amps and weighs  
>> about 3 oz. It doesn't feel like there's any metal in it at all.  
>> Should I even bother putting it in? I looks like it'd have trouble  
>> powering a goldfish tank. Are looks deceiving, and a motor that  
>> draws 1/6 the power can really do the job?
>> thanks,
>> jim_______________________________________________
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