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Washer arm not rotating

Dishes not getting clean.  It doesn't sound like the water is splashing around.  The washer arm is not rotating - in the same location every time I open the door.  A repairman took apart the water post? and found some sand.  Cleaning it out didn't help much or for long.  He recommended I switch from Kirkland Liquid dishsoap to Electrasol Tabs.  The tabs fail to dissolve and I find them sitting in the open soap dispenser at the end of the cycle. My Mikasa Italian Countryside continues to emerge from the dishwasher with more and more little chips.

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It seems that your motor on the dishwasher is going out, like mine has just done. First, it seemed that my dishes were not getting cleaned also. My explanation is that you will soon hear a humming noise as if the motor is stuck.My Dishwasher sounds like something is grinding on glass or as if a bunch of mice are making noise. Eventually, the motor will not run any more. What will happen is that the dishwasher will fill up, then make a loud humming noise, while the heating element is making the water near the heating element sizzle. Now what you have is a possible fire hazard which compounds the problem with the dishwasher. I have also heard of other parts going bad on this model. I used to sell Maytag appliances, but Maytag is not like they used to be.I heard that all the appliances are now being made by 2 or 3 different companies, as if Kenmore and Maytag teamed up, and now are trying to create a poor product which breaks down, so right after the warranty, you have to buy another product from them. I believe Ford used to intentionally make a car part break down so as to give the mechanic work in the future. I believe the same idea with Maytag and the repair people is being followed. Either become an appliance repairman or get rid of it, take the loss, learn a lesson and live like my grandmother used to, without having a dishwasher. That is the best advice I can give you.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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