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My kitchenaid dishwasher is making a loud humming noise and has stopped cleaning the dishes, why?

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If the water is not spraying you may have a seized up motor. if the water is spraying then you have something down in your motor somewhere..

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You're describing vague, conflicting information. At first glance, I would think you have something stuck in the pump. But then it would be there in the rinse-only cycle also.
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