Question about Dishwashers
Dishwasher fills with water and also drains water but during cycle no water is coming out of the spray arms? I have checked that they are not blocked with debris and also had the circulation pump out to see if the impellor had broken. Seemed ok to me but there was a little movement back and forth on the bit in the middle(!) (magnatised)??
Is it the pump or could it be something else? Many thanks for any advice you can give? Regards Neil.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have same problem except big motor spins independent of stripped? impeller. tried to reassemble but seems mechanical or adhesive agent misssing from one shaft or the other and the motor spins the impeller (now tight) only to have it slip off again and stop pumping water.
Posted on Feb 04, 2008
If the washer is not used regularly the shaft can stick to the seals and prevent the motor from spinning. This happens quite regularly for me if I don't use the washer often. You can just take off the bottom panel - after shutting off power to the dishwasher - and access the motor. you should see some fins and then just try to spin the motor by hand. It usually takes about 90 degrees of rotation before the motor breaks free from the seal. You'll have to fight through the spring-like resistance created by the seal-shaft adhesion. After it breaks free the motor spins freely and you should be all set to go. I haven't found a more permanent fix for this other than running the dishwasher more regularly.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
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Posted on Aug 28, 2008
I found on my first dishwasher the arm holes were plugged. I had to clean out each and every hole with a small wire. They would not even turn until I cleaned them God luck.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
What is the manufacturer and model number of your dishwasher?
Depending on the model and design, the sprayer motor/pump has probably failed and the drain motor/pump is still working.
Recommend you pull the sprayer arm and filter. Look for debris that could be jamming the pump - watch out for broken glass when looking.
Make sure the impeller can spin and is not damaged.
If that does not fix the problem, replace the wash motor / pump or replace the entire dishwasher with an Energy Star qualified name brand model.
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
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