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Diswaher fills with water and then I hear a buzzing sound on the capacitor next to the motor. The motor does not turn on to spay in the dishwasher.

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Hi tonyh514,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your problem is: Diswaher fills with water and then you hear a buzzing sound on the capacitor next to the motor. The motor does not turn on to spay in the dishwasher.

Sorry, it sounds like the motor's starting capacitor has failed. The unit must be removed from the cabinet to allow for easy access. With some models you can change it out, others you change both the capacitor and motor. I don't recomend this repair to the average homeowner. You might consider the Repair Directory for a repairman.

Feel free contact me again!
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Thank you,
Harvey your Master Plumber

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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