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Kenmore Elite 665.17053400. Powers up ok, fills up with water ok, but wash cycle won't start. I can hear the motor trying to turn but sounds like its seized up. If I cancel the wash, the machine drains out the water ok. Does this sound like the moter is shot and if so, what should I expect to pay to have it replaced?

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This dishwasher has a very sophisticated wash system. In order to improve the wash efficiency it uses a chopper and a soil sensor. It is very likely the chopper assembly is clogged which is blocking the water from circulation and straining the wash motor.

See this diagram. Item 6 is the chopper. Worst case is the pump motor needs replacement. This is item 10.

Good luck

Posted on May 27, 2011

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