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Dishwasher pump will drain but not force water into spray arms

When i turn on dishwasher, it fills then nothing. it seems to go through all cycles but water not pumped into spray arms. spray arms not clogged. it's a kitchenaid "c" model. water will then go through dry cycle and drain so that pump is working. is there a 2nd pump to force water into spray arms? dishwasher just hums when "wash" cycle is on. could this be a pump problem? could it just be clogged at the intake of pump? suggestions what to check would be appreciated.

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  • crash01 Feb 12, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my Fridgedaire 18" built-in. There was some load noises coming from pump area off and on followed by no water being forced into the tub, through the arms. I'm not certain ,but does it sound like I need to replace the pump motor assembly, or is there another less cost affective way to fix this? Any help would be appreciated.

    Bryan

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Pump is working plenty of pressure when machine is filling but it dose not spin the arms

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    takes in water but then stops. There is a low humming noise. I have tried it on all cycles but just does the same thing. Water can be drained by turning knob to reset

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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

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Hi there is a scond motor that forces the water through the spray arms it sounds like the motor has seized .

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

  • kjdupuis Oct 16, 2010

    My problem is similar except I get no water in the top jet (on the roof of the washer above the upper rack), just a dribble out of the top spray arm. The bottom arm get's enough water to produce spray. Also, the bottom arm is the only one that spins. The arms are all clean and clear and move freely. The temp is fine and the machine fills and empties ok and goes through the full cycle with no unusual noise. We run the machine 3-4 times per week.

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