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Corrosion on dishwasher motor - is it serious?

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by robbo83, 11 May 2020.

  1. robbo83

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    Hi,

    Our dishwasher (Indesit DI450 UKC) stopped washing dishes properly and there was a slight burning smell during a wash and after looking inside we could see the heater element was covered in blackened / burnt limescale so we suspected this was the issue. I was planning to replace the heater element so I took the bottom off to see how easy it would be to do but while doing so saw that the motor / pump had this corrosion on it - photos attached.

    Would it be ok to continue to use it like this or does it signify a major issue? We are hoping to move home this year and the dishwasher is a slimline integrated one so I didn't really want to spend a lot repairing it (a new motor is about £120) or buy a new dishwasher. If it is advisable not to use it then I'll probably leave switched off and won't bother replacing the heater element.

    Any help much appreciated!

    Thanks!
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  2. Old Salt

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    I would be more interested in finding out where the water is coming from.
     
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    It's leaking from the wash pump seal, it will eventually seize up or leak enough to trigger anti flood switch.
     
  5. robbo83

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    Thanks for your replies, appreciate your help.
     
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