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The dishwasher will start washing and then quit running. It will continue to say that it is washing but nothing is happening.

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It sounds like the motor is overheating. If something like a bearing is wearing out, it would be better to leave this to a professional. However, there's a couple things you can try. Turn off the power and water connection to the dishwasher, and remove/lift up the panel below the door. Make sure there is not any dust or anything blocking ventilation to the motor. The dishwasher may not be level, putting stress on the motor. It may be necessary to pull out the dishwasher, if connections permit, and place a level on top of it. Turn the bolts that make up the feet to adjust the height of each corner. Be careful not to break the water line or snag the electrical wires. Turn off the power and water to make sure you don't get a shock or flood.

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SOURCE: the dishwash is not washing, it's running but

Sounds like a bad water valve or the water supply is cut off. If the water supply is not cut off then try hooking up 120 volts to the water valve. It should buzz or hum and let water in. If no water goes in then change the valve.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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