right after a couple of weeks break (due to badly slicing my finger whilst turning the motor!!!
) and the dishwasher being on it's back, i finally got to work on it again.....
right i removed the circulation motor but couldn't prise (despite removing the 3 nuts) the white pump casing off. i assume it part of the motor and doesn't come off.
anyway looking in through the inlets i could see the pink fins and a plastic nut in the middle. i got a socket on this and it was very stiff to turn (no wonder the motor was having trouble!!) but eventually i got it turning nice and freely, both ways, and could see the motor blades movely freely with it. great i thought...job done!!
but it all back together (not easy getting the hoses back on!!), righted the machine and gave it a whirl.
unfortunately despite me thinking i'd got the motor/pump turning nicely i still didn't get any circulation. this time (since my handy work) the motor didn't even seem to attempt to turn but just got VERY hot and smelly!!!
i assume i either did it no favours but getting the pump and motor turning (maybe it just didn't want to!!) or i re-wired incorrectly!!!
given that it's turning freely (and not jammed/seized) what is the likely explanation for the motor getting extremely hot now??