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The control panel is working properly; the dishwasher tub will fill and once it has reached its water level, the wash light is on but no water is coming from the spray arms, I continue to hear a buzzing sound for the duration of the cleaning cycle then the clean light comes on and it continues to flash and the drain will not start automatically... it must be drained manually.

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Spray arms must be clogged, or pump motor is faulty , the reason for the buzzing sound ,have it checked..

Posted on Mar 18, 2014

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If the washer is not used regularly the shaft can stick to the seals and prevent the motor from spinning. This happens quite regularly for me if I don't use the washer often. You can just take off the bottom panel - after shutting off power to the dishwasher - and access the motor. you should see some fins and then just try to spin the motor by hand. It usually takes about 90 degrees of rotation before the motor breaks free from the seal. You'll have to fight through the spring-like resistance created by the seal-shaft adhesion. After it breaks free the motor spins freely and you should be all set to go. I haven't found a more permanent fix for this other than running the dishwasher more regularly.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

SOURCE: beko dishwasher fills with water, does not wash but will drain the water away

impellor buggered. Needs replacing

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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Some diswashers have a sump in the bottom with a float switch. If the water level overflows the float will activate the switch which will kill the machine and run the drain pump continuously.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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SOURCE: frigidaire fdb949gf dishwasher won't spray water from arms

I found on my first dishwasher the arm holes were plugged. I had to clean out each and every hole with a small wire. They would not even turn until I cleaned them God luck.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Insufficient water in the dishwasher for spinner arms to operate

If the machine functions properly when you add water, then it is likely there is a problem with the water supply. Start at the valve under the kitchen sink.
First I would turn that valve off and remove the water line. Then turn the valve on slowly. Use a small bucket or a large cup to catch the water. You should also have a lot of towels on hand.
If you are not getting much water through it, you may need to change that valve. If you are getting a good flow of water through it, inspect the water line checking for crimped or crushed parts. (is the line copper? braided steel?)
Reconnect the water line to the valve and disconnect it at the dishwasher. Now flush water through the line. how is the flow?
Lastly inspect the water inlet valve on the machine. I found a walkthrough for that at http://www.easyapplianceparts.com/repair.aspx?appliance=dishwasher&part=dishwasher-wont-fill
Actually, you might want to check that first. It may be as easy as cleaning a screen. I'm a plumber, not an appliance tech, so I tend to take a global approach to water supply.
Best of luck
Mike

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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This problem is due to fault in the Water-level switch in washing machine.
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Should have a tube that goes from the bottom of the washer tub to the control panel - check the hose for problems first; if none found - you will need to replace the water level switch. It is a pressure sensitive (diaphragm) sensor, that may have failed or stuck, causing a fault to the main controller/timer. I would favor a stuck diaphragm over a hose problem...
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A dishwasher that will not fill with water can be frustrating and repairing it through a serviceman can be expensive. Even for someone who may not consider themselves handy, repairing a dishwasher is not a difficult process. Below we've provided you with a list of the most common parts that fix a dishwasher will not fill with water. Use this information to help troubleshoot which part is broken
The water inlet valve is used to fill the dishwasher with the proper amount of hot water and is controlled by the timer or electronic control. The valve will be located behind the lower access panel and will have two wires attached to it, an outlet hose to the tub and a hot water inlet from the household supply. If your dishwasher does not fill then you should first check the inlet supply to verify that you have enough water pressure and that you have power going to the valve during the fill portion of the cycle. If these conditions are met then the valve is defective and should be replaced. If you do not have power to the valve then you should look at the float switch, the timer or electronic control or the door switches as a possible problem. All of the electrical checks can be made with a multi-meter.
A malfunctioning float could cause the dishwasher to not fill with water. The float is located at the bottom of the dishwasher tub and acts as a safety device that prevents the dishwasher from over filling with water. The float rises with the water level in the dishwasher and when the proper level is reached, the float will trigger the float switch to turn off the water inlet valve. Check that there is no debris or foreign objects that might restrict the vertical movement of the float and that it engages the float switch located beneath the tub.
The float switch sits below the float, beneath the dishwasher tub. When the float switch is triggered by the float, power to the water inlet valve is interrupted and it stops the flow of water into the dishwasher. Verify that the mechanical action of the float to the switch is operating properly and that the wire connections are secure. To check that the float switch is working properly, remove the wires and test for continuity with a multi-meter.
The door switch is a simple on/off mechanism that prohibits the dishwasher from operating when the door is open. If the door switch or switches are malfunctioning the dishwasher will not fill with water. This door switch mechanism is typically located behind the door panel at the top of the door. To verify the operation of the switches you will need to separate the inner door from the outer door and then remove the wires from the switches and check for continuity with a multi-meter.
We've identified the most common parts that can cause the dishwasher to not fill with water, but there are other parts that could be at fault. If you are unable to fix your dishwasher with the information above,
if none of the above work you might have to call someone out to have a look at it.

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