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Dishwasher fills, when the pump is supposed to start it just whir

When the wash cycle starts after the water fills the bottom, the pump sounds like its on, but no water comes out of the jets. The dishwasher
thinks it is going through all of its cycles successfully, but if the pump
isn't pumping, the dishes never get clean. Could this be a bad pump?

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  • brilyn Dec 28, 2008

    my maytag goes through a cycle and doesn't get my dishes clean. there is always small chunks of food and water in the bottom of the washer after the cycle. they get wet, but I believe the arms are not spinning and there isn't enough water pressure coming out to spray off my dishes. I took the insides apart. the arms are not clogged. It makes this clicking grinding noise at certain times while it is running.

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Hello, sounds like a broken wash impeller or a stripped drive impeller (the piece that fits inside the impeller). These two parts are driven by the wash motor and propell the water through the spray arms. good luck

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