I just typed out my question and guess I did something wrong and it disappeared, if it shows up twice, sorry. Anyway, my arms don't spin and they aren't clogged. The dw fills up but that is it, it will drain ok too. I saw it mentioned somewhere about trying to move the motor with a screwdriver but can't find it now. Do I have to take it apart to find it? If so, I will let the landlord know. Thanks for any help, Anita
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Re: Motor spinning? Arms not turning.....
When the dishwasher fills can you hear the wash motor does it make a humming noise if so it may be blocked if it makes a rattling noise the impellor may have broken off. I dont recommend sticking a screw driver in it from behind you may damage the windings.
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Wild guess, by turning off and on you have oppened the soap dispenser before the cycle starts. So, set to the cycle you want then close the door. If it does not start at your chosen cycle, advance the dial untill a click and it should start.
buy new dishwasher, if you spend the money on the motor plus your labour yo will still have an old one at that and next time something else will go wrong , like the solenoid or timer or circuit board or the impeller seals, etc.
On the LG LDF xxxx dishwasher family, the Vario feature uses a motor/check valve to switch between "full power" cleaning from _either_ the lower or the upper spray arms, never at the same time. So, not seeing the upper arm spin during the lower arm spinning is standard operating procedure.
But back to your problem. Step one would be to remove the filter assembly again and make certain that there is nothing (debris, broken glass) blocking the white areas where the check valve rotates to switch between upper/lower spray arms. A blockage there ~could~ cause impotent spraying/cleaning.
If there is no blockage and the impeller remains in good shape, suspect a failing wash pump motor. Try to isolate the noise to that motor.
Watch for error codes on the display and report back what you find, OK?
there is a problem in the motor and impeller the impeller on the end of the motor could be loose this is what forces the water through the system for the spray arms to turn check the whit impeller on the end if not tight replace the motor assy
you can try to remove hte lower spary arm, and access the sump assy under the filter plate( torx 15) screws, and afterthe op is reved 2 mose screws underhter will gain oyou acesss to the choper/ screen area. make sure if claened out.after reaasembly it still has no pressure to spray arms you nned to repalca seal/ impeller kit for motor. 8531017. not to terrible difficult to install, you will need to remove the motor assy to do it though
It could be a motor or a pump issue. The dishwasher has a motor that attached to a pump which forces the water up into the sprayer arms and during the drain cycle, it pushes the water out of the dishwasher.
The motor (and pump) located beneath the dishwasher.
Check if motor spins. In case it spins, the problem is with the pump ,in case it doesn't spin it could be a motor problem or a motor and pump problem.