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My dishwasher fills with water, but is not spinning

When I turn on my dishwasher, it fills with water, but the the waterarms are not spinning.

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  • edrift Jan 26, 2008

    My dishwasher has the same problem. It is a Kenmore 58715142400. Fills with water and then just sits there.

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

        My wife took the bottom sprayer arm off to clean the dishwasher. I finished cleaning and I believe there is a part missing because the water just spays out the center and the arm does not spin and water is not reaching the top sprayer. I think there is a plastic gasket/ ring between the top of the arm and the plastic twist nut that screws down. Unfortunately I am unable to read the model number on the tag because it is warn so I can not find out what piece to replace. I tried one plastic gasket from another Kenmore but it is the wrong size.

  • edrift May 11, 2010

    Where exactly are the spade/lug power connectors located? I opened up the front panel and looked and checked al the connections I could see, but still not working.



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Double check the spade/lug power connectors to the motor beneath the unit. They will vibrate off easily.

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I have to initate the spinning of the sprayer arm.

uasally it isnt the spinning of the spary arm that does the fill it is controlled or a timed fill then the motor comes on if there isnt enough water in the unit it will not have enough pressure really need more info though
Jun 02, 2010 • Dishwashers

Dishwasher fills but arms wont spin

sounds like a sticky or broken valve. these units have electronically operated valves to control water flow. its very likely that one of these has failed.
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Ran without water will not fill now

Try unplugging the machine for 30 minutes then plugging it back in. I am worried that the pump is bad due to the fact that it needs water to add resistance to work properly and without water the pump spins so free the it burns itself out. But first try unplugging the dishwasher first


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Top wand does not spin

You may have a water volume problem.

The water fill sequence on most washers is timed. Insufficient water at the bottom of the washer will cause the pump to cavitate.
Ensure water is filling to just under the heating element.

You can fix this by isolating the water and electricity then remove the fill solenoid. Inside the solenoid is a top hat filter screen. This screen captures sedement.

Once the sedement was removed on my washer the wands turned

My machine also had a check valve on the bottom near the back of the machine that was blocked.The valve needs to work freely in order for the pump to build pressure. The check valve can be removed from the top by turning the assembly counter clock wise.


Fills with water but won't wash.

It could be a motor or a pump issue. The dishwasher has a motor that attached to a pump which forces the water up into the sprayer arms and during the drain cycle, it pushes the water out of the dishwasher. The motor (and pump) located beneath the dishwasher. Check if motor spins. In case it spins, the problem is with the pump ,in case it doesn't spin it could be a motor problem or a motor and pump problem. Good luck

Spinning arms stationary

problem is usually debris in the end angled jet of the spray arm which is used to turn the arms. take them outy and patiently clean. very common problem

Dishwasher not washing

By chance have you cleaned the spray arm out lately? There could be something blogging the water from getting into the arm. In most dishwashers, the arm only spins because water pressure makes it spin.

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