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Dishwasher fills ups, relay clicks but drive motor just hums and nothing happens. Could the drive motor be blocked with debris?

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I have the same problem! its really pissing me off, tried overdosing with finish limescale remover and a hot kettle full of water, i use it rarely and previously it happend just hot water cleared the problem but now im having no luck, have you got any further with it????

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