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Dish water is not working. Water fills but no noice after that.

My dishwasher is about 9 years old. Use to work good even though it was making loud noise when washing dishes. Since yesterday when we start dish washer, hot water fills in but no sound and no wash. When I cancel the wash it is draining water also nicely. What could be the problem? Does the motor/pump need to be replaced? Is it a good idea to pay for replacing motor and service or just buy a new dishwasher? You input is appreciated.

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It's obviously sounds like your pump has gone, but considering the age of the machine, it would probably be best to get a new machine, that way you would have a 5 year warranty with it aswell so it's win/win really!

Posted on Jan 05, 2013

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SOURCE: dish washer won't kick into wash mode . heating

First check you float valve.

Look inside the machine on the floor will be a small float valve. Looks like a small upside down cup. Lift it and clear anything from underneath.

The valve is a safety feature to stop the machine from over filling. If anything gets under the valve it will jam open and stop the machine.

Not working?

Check for a clog internal or external.

Scoop as much water our as you can. Open the cover on the floor of the machine. Usually just turns and lifts out or snaps out some are screwed in. Take your time and try not to force anything. Look for a clog there.

Check for clog in the drain. The dishwasher will connect to the drain under your sink and run either directly to the drain or into your disposal unit. Remove open the connections and look for a clog. Clear if necessary.

Not the clog?

Water is pumped out by the machine via an internal pump located under the base. If it fails the water will collect until it trips the float valve. First scoop out all the water from the machine and run it again. If water comes in and it runs to the point it fills again and trips the float then either the pump or timer is faulty.

Pump check.

Remove the machine. It will be held in place by screws directly into the counter top. You may have to lower it to get it out. The front feet turn with a wrench to lower.

Turn off the water supply. Run the unit again until you get to the drain cycle.

Connect a test light or voltage tester to the terminals at the pump. Check for voltage at the pump. If you have voltage replace the pump. If no voltage the timer is faulty.

Timer problem?
Some can be replaced as a unit others are integral to the control panel. Turn style can be replaced. Touch control can not.

For more help go to my more detailed tip "Dishwasher will not run. DW101 how to fix". Or click on my profile and you will find the link there.


Hope this helped you. Please take the time to rate this tip.

Thanks,

Adrian

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

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SOURCE: Dishwasher fills and makes some

It could be that the jet holes in the rotor arms are blocked.

The arms are easy to remove so take them out and check out the jets.

Also take out the filter in the bottom of the machine and check that it is clear.



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