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Kenmore dishwasher Model 363.1414594 serial number RL301172R. Motor just hums

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The motor bearing is more than likely broken. The seal eventually start to slowly leak its way to the bearing. It then rusts and breaks.

New motor is the solution. Almost imposible to just replace just the bearing due to the way the motor is manufactured. If you are technical its not too hard to replace.

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Hi, the motor is bound up for some reason. Be careful when checking around the bottom of tub for broken glass that may have worked its way in around the impeller.If you are handy, and can get to the pump and motor assembly, unplug it and see if you can insert a lever to the shaft of the motor and break it free. If not, the motor and pump will have to be removed.If it cant be freed up, the motor is more then likely gone and have to be replaced. Good Luck.

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