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Dishwasher fills but doesn't spray

I have a brand new dishwasher. Unfortunately I bought it about October of 05 so it is out of warranty. I never even opened the box until about 2 weeks ago. It worked fine about 5 times and now it won't run a cycle. It fills with water just fine but then waits about 10 minutes or so then just pumps the water back out. It doesn't spray the dishes or even make a sound although the lights stay on. I called Sears and they won't do anything for me with out charging me full price even though its obvioulsy in new condition. Maybe its me but I thought they were supposed to work more than 5 times!!! Since I want to try to fix this myself where should I start? I'm good at fixing things so a little guidance should be all I need to figure it out. thanks!! Ron..

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  • Ron Soucy Apr 16, 2007

    Thanks for the help. I'll put a multimeter on it and see what I get. I'll post back here with the results.
    thanks again!!!

  • Ron Soucy Apr 19, 2007

    Well , I finally got a chance to check the wire. I tried unplugging and replugging in the connector a few times then I tried it again and it worked!! The plug wasn't making a good connection. I have used it 2 times now and it is working fine. Thanks for all the help!!! Thanks especially for getting my wife to calm down ;)

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    same problem



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Ron, sounds like you are not getting power to the motor or the motor itself is bad. This model has a seperate drain motor which we know is working because it drains. Now this is for a model starting with 587. If you remove the toe panel you will see the wash motor on the left. It will have a harness that you can pull off. After the dishwasher fills you want to see if you have 120V going to the motor. Check it with a meter. If you have voltage there and the wash motor is not working, either it's bad or something is stopping the impeller. If you don't have voltage there then it's a problem with the control. You would want to make sure all the harness are connected. I'm hoping your model starts with 587. Otherwise this is all for back

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