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I have a fridgidaire gallery dishwasher. It doesn't shut off at the end of the cycle, pump sounds like it's running and the bottom spray arm doesn't spin when in a cleaning mode. It spins freely when the machine is shut off. Please advise.

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Is there water in it ? Frgidaire as all end with the drain pump running about 5 min give or take. If the pump is continuing to run and not stopping at the end of the cycle , could be a timer or control issue. Most all functions are timed for a specific amount of time.

Posted on Oct 31, 2013

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SOURCE: water not going through spray arms

Have same problem except big motor spins independent of stripped? impeller. tried to reassemble but seems mechanical or adhesive agent misssing from one shaft or the other and the motor spins the impeller (now tight) only to have it slip off again and stop pumping water.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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I also had this problem and it turned out to be a small piece of a drinking glass that had made it all the way to the chopper and wedged between the blade and the housing. I was able to do all of the work from inside the dishwasher without disconnecting anything.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

douglas smith

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possible you have a leak and the bottom tray has water in it. tilt the machine back to 45deg and see if water runs out of the back. if it does, after putting upright, the machine will work - then find the leak!!

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

Anonymous

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I may have the answer. I had what sounded to be the same problem. I found the dishes were dirty after they were cleaned, but I found there may have been a big pot lid blocking the upper arm. I decided to run the machine again, and after a bit opened the dishwasher after to make sure it was not a problem with the arm. Sure enough, the arm wasn't moving. However, I found out on the Frigidaire webpage that some models have an alternating spray cycle, where only one arm spins at any given time. After reading this I checked again, and it had moved by that time. I checked a few times more to confirm this. So it ended up it was an arm blockage after all. Hope this helped...good luck.
www.frigidaire.com/support/FAQ-Dishwasher.asp#6

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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If your dishes are getting clean, then your problem is a "feture" not a failure. The LG LDS5811 has a Verio motor/check valve that switches between cleaning the upper dishes and then the lower. Depending on when you open the door, one arm will not be spinning.
All the presure is routed either to the lower or upper arm, so it really does help - especially with a water conserving model like the 5811.
Good Luck!

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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