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My Whirlpool dishwasher stutters loudly during wash cycle. It's an intermittent thing, in the sense that sometimes when i run the dishwasher it doesn't do it at all. But also in the sense that when it does do it, it's for like a couple of seconds, then fine for a bit, then stutters again for a few seconds, fine for a minute etc etc. Sound is coming from inside, kind of like the power is turning on and off rapidly. It's a Whirlpool ADP-8540 Stainless Steel (Made in Germany)

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A symptom like this is commonly caused by a failing wash pump motor. If you are having this problem and the dishes are not getting as clean as they used to, the motor is most likely the problem.

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