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Wash cycle Washer fills and drains ok. Wash cycle only- I hear motor hum but no water moves in the washer. Dishes don't get wet and no spray that I can see. Water level is above filter screen.

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Re: wash cycle

Check first that the filter located inside the machine (on bottom) is clean. In case it clean - The problem is with the pump. It could be a blockage between pump and the tub, or just a defective pump (The pump takes suction from the tub and forces water up through the spray arms, which spray the dishes. The water then simply drops back into the tub for recirculation). Good luck !!

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