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My Frigidaire Dishwasher motor is not spinning rinse cycle

It all started few days back with a continuous humming sound even after the Dishwasher is off. That sound comes throughout the day. But the dishwasher was working okay that time.

Now when I start the dishwasher it takes the water in but does not start the rinse cycle. The motor never starts. The hot air/steam comes but the detergent is never used. The machine continues all the cyles till it goes off but nothing happens.

Thank you.

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  • mathviz Dec 25, 2007

    i don't have multi-meter at home. not sure i can get anything today. i have never open a dishwasher before, but let me see if i can find anything. thanks.

  • mathviz Dec 25, 2007

    not yet. unless i try it. it's christmas day here & tough to find store with multimeter.

  • mathviz Dec 25, 2007

    one thing - may be i overemphasized on motor issue. but the humming/buzzing noise (ALL DAY) is the start of all issues. rinse cycle does not start (after loading the water) is the main problem.

    may be the motor works, just some circuit issue. or water is not getting heated to the level that rinse cycle can start.

    i will check everything anyway. just was wondering if there is anything quick i can try.

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Am not sure.. just try this
Check with a multi-meter for 115/220V on motor's tags.
If you don't get this voltage measurement, your problem is not with the motor.
In case you have 115/220V on motor's tags, try first to replace its brushes (2 carbon contacts that transfer the curent to the motor's armature).
try this good luck

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 25, 2007

    its very easy to open and check.. do it by yourself..
    i will suggest you to have a multimeter at home always.. branded ones are costly..
    but you can get local made ones for cheap rates..
    so my solution was not of any help for you?

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 25, 2007

    lols.. ya ya.. do it peacefully.. merry christmas.. here its over brother.. today was christmas here.. am from india

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 26, 2007

    may be one or more pads on the control panel got stuck. To fix it the console has to be replaced.
    but for safety you can call a safety
    but for safety u can call a technician.. bcz tis problem cant be solved witout having basics of dishwasher.. if u have opened safely before u can open it now and look into the control board.. else its not safe for you to open it..
    i will suggest you to call the technician.. bcz in this problem you dont take a risk of doin it by yourself..

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 26, 2007

    http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/site...
    this forum talks about dishwashers many problems.. u may have a look at it too..

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