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It hums, but doesn't pump or wash

Hi Folks, We have a Maytag Performa PDB3600AWE since a couple of years. A couple of days ago it decided to go on strike. Water is sitting in the tub at. And I turn the dial the lights for delay and heat come on when they are supposed to come on. However the motor just makes a humming noise. Does anybody have an idea what that might be? The serial number is: 1046 4653 ZH Thanks in advance for your help, Washdisher

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  • washdisher Aug 25, 2007

    Hi Krazytech,

    Thanks for your input. That's what I already feared. The float switch moves very easily and I was able to turn the motor by hand (with tool in my hand ;-)
    The microswitch underneath the floating part of the float switch seems to work as well.


  • HE_OFFICER Nov 17, 2007

    I have the same problem. I shut the dishwasher door and the timer hums along like evering is fine, but the motor isn't running and no water is put into the tub. I'ven checking the continuity of everything I can get my hands to and ething seems fine. I'm about to go out and buy a new washer :(

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    I have a white build up all over everythng. look like calcium deposits. We tried a cheep brand of soap and start shortly after. we think there is something in the soap ther clogged everything. I took thinks apart and sure enogh every hole in every sprayer was clogged.


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You may have a bad motor. I would check the float switch it is the round hat looking thing on the left side. it should move up and down easy.. you may need a repairman to change out the motor/pump..let me know thanks

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