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Dish washer fills and then drians without washing

We have a Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher that is 5 years old. It will fill with water, heat up the water, sit for a while, and then drain without completeing the wash cycle. What can that be?

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If you're sure it is heating the water, then it sounds like the wash motor/pump has failed. If you've worked on washing machines and/or dish washers before, this is potentialy a DIY job - the Haynes Dishwasher manual is very good, and parts can be found on the internet.

The reason for cheking it is actually heating the water is that the symptoms sound very similar to those of a failed heater = fill, pause, empty, stop usually accompanied wth an error code. Error code will be presented by a number of flashes of a lamp, or a number on a display panle depending whch machine you've got.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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