08424546 cites 31 patents.

A sump assembly for a dishwasher and associated method are provided. The sump assembly comprises an integrally-formed sump member defining a circulation pump volute receptacle and a drain pump volute receptacle. The circulation pump volute receptacle and the drain pump volute receptacle are adapted to receive respective pump and motor assemblies. Each of the volute receptacles is configured to receive the respective pump and motor assembly along a respective horizontal axis defined thereby. The drain pump volute receptacle includes a washing fluid input in direct communication with the circulation pump volute receptacle for receiving the washing fluid therefrom.

Title
Sump assembly for a dishwasher, and associated method
Application Number
12/173342
Publication Number
8424546 (B2)
Application Date
July 15, 2008
Publication Date
April 23, 2013
Inventor
Mark D Montgomery
Greenville
NC, US
Virgil J Francisco
Ayden
NC, US
Jeffrey E Nelson
Kinston
NC, US
Randall S Mabery
Winterville
NC, US
Ashish A Verma
Winterville
NC, US
Agent
Alston & Bird
Assignee
Electrolux Home Products
NC, US
IPC
B08B 6/00
B08B 3/12
B08B 3/04
B08B 3/00
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