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How do I replace a dishwasher sump pump gasket?

The sump pump gasket has been deteriorating and leaving a black residue. Can I remove/replace the gasket from inside the tub or will I need to remove the unit and loosen or remove the pump in order to replace the gasket? Thank you in advance for your advice. Bill K.

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    Dyron Webb Jan 29, 2015

    Go to repairclinic,com type in your model number at the bottom is a video showing how to remove the sump/motor assembly as a tech I do this everyday and know how to do it without removing unit one tip when installing sump with new gasket run a bead of rinse aid along the lip of the sump this will help the gasket go down easier.

  • William Kennedy Jan 30, 2015

    Thank you Dyron, I'll try that and let you know how it goes. Much oblige, Bill K.

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Would love to help but need manufacture and model #

Posted on Jan 29, 2015

  • William Kennedy Jan 29, 2015

    Hello Dyron, Thank you for your reply. The unit is a Kenmore Dishwasher-mod.#665-15874000. Bill K.

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