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Dishwasher almost fixed but won't pump water

At first I had this blinking light, after looking around the internet I found a solution via this site. I entered the control panel mode The sequence I used was: Hi Temp Wash, Heated Dry; Hi Temp Wash, Heated Dry. This did clear the blinking light and the dishwasher was able to be started, but now once it fills with water, nothing else happens. It just Hums and does nothing. What is this? Is there a pump that is burnt out? if so, what exactly needs to be replaced? Any ideas are welcome.

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Re: Dishwasher almost fixed but won't pump water

Could be the motor is stuck. This is a common problem in dishwashers. With the power turned off, open the front kick panel and turn the motor a couple of times by hand. Then turn on the power and run the drain cycle to see if the motor drains properly.

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