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Kenmore dishwasher motor hot, sprays little water

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  • ivanmondaca Aug 03, 2010

    It sounds like the motor is trying to run but it makes some noises, sprays very little water and stops.
    After that there was a burning smell and inside the machine there was smoke or maybe vapor.

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Check the motor especially the pump side parts. Some debris might be stuck. It is not allowing the motor to rotate freely.

Do not use the machine as finally it may spoil the motor coils.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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