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Dishwasher doesn't spray water after filling?

The dishwasher fills with water (using any cycle) and then sits there. There does seem to be a humming noise (pump?) but no water movement. System drains OK when cycle is aborted. Thanks...

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Could be a blocked pump or capacitor fault,check if pump armature will move(centre rotating part)you may be able to view end of pump with lamp,there may also be a slot for a screwdriver to move armature,you will feel if there is something stuck,hope this helps

Posted on May 27, 2009

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If you are noticing that the dishes are not clean, then there are a few things to check for. Check the soap powder if it's kept in a dry environment. Also try replacing the powder with something like a gel or liquid. Next thing to check for is the water pressure and fill valve. Check if the water is filling in and the spray arms are throwing the water with enough pressure. Try and listen to the sound if you hear a proper spraying action sound.

If it seems as a low water pressure then check the fill valve. Now, check if dishwasher is draining the water or not. While the dishwasher is working check whether the dishwasher is draining and there is not much left out water after the cycle is complete. Try cleaning the spray arm with a soft brush. The water temperature plays a major role in cleaning of dishes. The temp should be between 125 and 150 F for dishwasher to clean the dishes.


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If you are noticing that the dishes are not clean, then there are a few things to check for. Check the soap powder if it's kept in a dry environment. Also try replacing the powder with something like a gel or liquid. Next thing to check for is the water pressure and fill valve. Check if the water is filling in and the spray arms are throwing the water with enough pressure. Try and listen to the sound if you hear a proper spraying action sound.

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