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It hums, but doesn't pump or wash

Hi Folks, We have a Maytag Performa PDB3600AWE since a couple of years. A couple of days ago it decided to go on strike. Water is sitting in the tub at. And I turn the dial the lights for delay and heat come on when they are supposed to come on. However the motor just makes a humming noise. Does anybody have an idea what that might be? The serial number is: 1046 4653 ZH Thanks in advance for your help, Washdisher

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Re: It hums, but doesn't pump or wash

You may have a bad motor. I would check the float switch it is the round hat looking thing on the left side. it should move up and down easy.. you may need a repairman to change out the motor/pump..let me know thanks

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