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Dishwasher is filling up but not washing dishes.it will run the programme and also drain the water

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  • rosemariecas Sep 30, 2008

    my dishwasher fills up but when it comes to the wash cycle it makes a funny noise but the arm does not spin.  It is not stuck or anything like that.

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Sounds like the washer arm is not rotating around during the wash cycle.. Can you reach in and manually rotate the arm to make sure it is free to spin? Also, it may be washing but the drain filter has so much sediment in it from previous cycles that it is just redistributing that stuff on you dishes.. check the drain filter too... lastly, is the detergent dispenser opening after a wash cycle? If it is empty ( meaning it has been used) the other things mentioned above are probably the issue.. Hope that helps...

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