Question about Whirlpool 24 in. DU400CWD Built-in Dishwasher
My dishwasher runs and is trying to work but the spray has no force to it. Water is comming out but goes up about 1 inch and does not spin. I checked to see if the hose was kinked but its fine. Water is on full force but nothing. Its also making a very loud noise at the begining of the cycle but then goes away.
SOURCE: Dishwasher problem
1) wash motor seized (remove object)
2) loose motor connection (plug in)
3) start capacitor unpluged or failure (replace capacitor or plug in)
4) motor winding open (replace motor)
5) faulty wash pump circuit (replace control )
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Posted on Sep 14, 2008
A loud high pitch whine while running the dishwasher means that there is something caught in the chopper assembly. To get to the chopper assembly you need to take the racks out and take the pump apart from the inside of the dishwasher. The chopper assembly looks like a metal grate with holes in it. And it might not even be stuck in the grate but somewhere in the pump area due to the water being pumped out, so the best idea is to take the whole thing apart and clean everywhere. However I do not recommend doing this unless you are completely certain you will remember where the screws and gaskets go, otherwise you risk damaging your pump or house from a leak or improper installation. You have been warned.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
if you have a torx 20, and torx 15 screw driver, you an remove the screws from the top plate of the wash motor, and underthere youll see another t15 screw converingthe "chopper" assy, sounds as if a seed, of chicken bone, perhaps apiece of glass hasgottne down there
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
could be a blocked pump or capacitor fault,check if pump armature will move(centre rotating part)you may be able to view end of pump with lamp,there may also be a slot for a screwdriver to move armature,you will feel if there is something stuck,hope this helps
Posted on May 27, 2009
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