Question about Whirlpool 24 in. DU400CWD Built-in Dishwasher
We fixed the impeller on the washer and its nice and quiet now and actually starts to run but then kicks off on its own and won't finish. I don't think its spinning freely and was wondering if anyone knew if we missed a step somewhere in the instilation of the new impeller and chopper or if we needed to do something else? HELP, its close to Christmas and I have 20 people comming for dinner. I NEED my dishwasher.... Thanks...
To tell you the truth, I don't even know what model my Whirlpool is. However, I had this same issue. My dishwasher would fill, but it wouldn't spray the water. I could hear it hum, but the motor wasn't going.
After no success finding any ideas online, I had to call out the repairman. Well, 5 minutes and $109 later it was just a simple matter of the motor being stuck. Apparently this is a common issue with GE, but not as common with Whirlpool. Just a seal that gets stuck if you don't use it for awhile (even though there hadn't been any long stretch for me). He reached in/under and turned the motor a bit over a half rotation before it broke loose. It fired up... I wrote the check ... and he left.
He advised me to run the washer on the rinse cycle at least once a week.
Hope that helps someone.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
Some Whirlpools to reset the sequence, push Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry, Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry with the door open and then close the door and hit cancel. Push the buttons as fast as you can - within 4 seconds. Also you can try Normal then Heated Dry then Normal then Heated Dry within 5 seconds to reset. Try those and see if it resets.
You can also try turning off the breaker to the dishwasher for 30 minutes and turn back on as long as the breaker isn't supplying your refrigerator too as in some countries where several appliances can be tied to one breaker, but in the USA, the dishwasher usually has a single breaker for itself.
You can find a troubleshooting guide found inside the door panel in which the screws are taken off and the door slips off and the troubleshooting guide (or tech guide) will be found there and probably is found there with your model. For others with different Whirlpools models it is found by removing the kick plate panel at the bottom of the dishwasher and it is usually glued there. It will list troubleshooting solutions you can try for your dishwasher and diagnostic codes for your dishwasher.
The flashing light is probably an indication that something caused the cycle to not complete, whether the water isn't hot enough or a faulty motor or several things, but the troubleshooting tech guide will help address that.
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
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