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..
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 not....Catriver...post back
have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained
about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain
to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed
them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also
found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess
things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out
the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that
will help you with the online buying...
Dishwasher Spray Arms not Spinning
How to Buy Appliance Parts Online
A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...
Dishwasher Problems The Heating Element not Working
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