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Whirlpool Gold model GU1200 will not start wash cycle

When I turn the DW on it fills with water and seems to be working.  But when it gets to the wash cycle I hear a low electronic buzz and it won't start the wash cycle.  I press the drain/cancel button which drains the machine.  Is the wash motor shot?  This DW was new in 2002.
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  • dechennes Nov 11, 2008

    Did anyone solve your issue? We have the very same problem. Just starting about a week ago.

  • eehak Mar 21, 2009

    I am dealing with the same issue. Did you find a solution? Thank you.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    Same problem here it seems...

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FYI, for anyone else with the same symptoms. I took mine apart and found that the seal on the motor shaft failed and over time corroded the motor shaft bearing causing it to failed. I ordered full motor assembly from the parts store.

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If it doesn't have a rotary control just switch off and leave for a few minutes. When you switch back on it should then pump the water out.

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1. there is usually a float device (I'm not sure about this model) that floats up and turns the water flow off when an appropriate amount of water is injected into the DW...sometimes these get gummed up with soap and gunk...look in the DW and see if such a device is present (usually front right side) if so you should be able to lift it and inspect it for gunk...if no gunk is present push the float up and down and listen for a "clicking" noise and make sure the float returns to its up position (spring loaded) and after you have evacuated the water turn the DW on and start to fill see if the water shuts off automatically after it has filled (this is most likely your problem).....
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3. Also in my 35 years of appliance repair I have seen maybe 2 DW drain lines clogged and usually it is right where they attach to the washer...due to the aforementioned food accumulation. Turn the washing machine timer through its cycle from wash to rinse or whatever is necessary to get it to drain...you should here a door or valve click open and water running into the garbage disposal side of the sink...if this is the case the drain line is good.


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Often the cause of a dishwasher not filling at the start of its cycle is not electrical or mechanical. Often times you may be starting your dishwasher model incorrectly which results in the machine skipping its first water fill period.

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If you are unsure as to the starting procedure used by your model please consult the Owner's Manual. Download a free copy of the Owner's Manual and/or Installation Instructions.

Here is a link to the website too.. http://www.geappliances.com/search/fast/infobase/10001005.htm

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