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It fills & dumps the water with no problem BUT it will not wash the dishes it just makes a humming noise.

I bought this diswasher used. It fills & dumps the water with no problem BUT it will not wash the dishes it just makes a humming noise.

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OK, i would test the motor to make sure that it is working properly. this is a two speed motor and, if the windings are bad or separating, it will not be able to switch speeds. if the motor checks out ok, this will confirm control failure. replace timer or control board in this case.

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