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All aspects of the dishwasher work except the wash motor/pump does not run. Is it the motor? I have taken the lower arm assembly apart and removed the support to spin the impeller. It spins fine although there is axial play.

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  • bocksleft Sep 15, 2009

    It was turning freely not like an electric motor. I pulled the dishwasher out and unplugged the wash motor and checked again thinking I was going to replace the motor. When I checked the impeller turned as though it was connected to a motor. Kind of with lumps in the rotation where the magnets are. I plugged it in just to check and the thing worked again. Kind of weird.

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If the shaft is moveing from side to side you need to replace the motor. did you tern the impeller around about 3 complet terns?

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