KitchenAid KUDE48FXSS5 making ginding noise and leaking


KitchenAid KUDE48FXSS5 making ginding noise and leaking

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This machine clearly has a leak around the diverter motor, but the motor seems to be working.  I assume that I need to change the gasket around the diverter motor to stop the leak.  Is this correct?  Also, what is the cause of the grinding or intermittent whirring sound?  When I touch the different components while the sound occurs the component on the right (drain pump?) vibrates when the sound occurs.  The diverter motor does not seem to vibrate when the sound occurs.  I am also not sure if the leak and the sound are related, but I am thinking they are not.  Any help diagnosing these issues would be appreciated.

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the video would be helpful but there isnt one here 



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the video would be helpful but there isnt one here 

Sorry.  I put the video link at the end of my entry, but it did not display it on the actual post.  I copied and pasted it between text entries and now it looks like it displays fine.  Thanks for pointing this out.
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if you pull out the diverter motor that may actually be where the noise is coming from.. I suspect the pump or something hung up in the pump but to replace the seal the diverter motor needs to come out so you may be able to see if that is what is making the noise



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Thank you.

I can pull the diverter no problem.  However, I do not find where I can purchase a seal for the diverter motor.  Is there somewhere I can purchase one, substitute with something else, or are you suggesting I replace the diverter motor (which I assume comes with a seal)?  Would it be a good idea to pull the pump and inspect for any problems/obstructions?  

Also, just FYI, I had previously noticed a water leak on the side of the washer adjacent to the water inlet port.  I replaced the water inlet port which seemed to resolve the leak in that location.   However, now I am wondering if the inlet port was not the problem.  Perhaps water leaking from the inlet port is a symptom of problems with the drain pump?  Please advise.  Thanks again for your expertise. 
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I am not seeing a seal sold by itself either.. I see the sump assembly here https://www.appliancezone.com/w10455268-whirlpool-dishwasher-sump/
but now I am wondering if the grinding noise is perhaps coming from the sump itself.. these noises can be tough to isolate with several moving parts in a small area.. from experience in the forum here it seems the majority of these noises come from a pump or a sump assembly or the motor... pieces of food can get hung up in the pump area when trying to be ejected through the drain.. this one may take some patience to locate.





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