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30 hotpoint dishwasher

Problem: 30-year old hotpoint dishwasher posted by ibkc on 01/13/2008
will run cycle but no water
checked float and float swith tested ok on multimeter. Will fill with pressure on float inside tub. but will not drain even though motor is kicking on in drain cycle. should I troubleshoot more or just buy a new dishwasher. Sears and others can not cross reference model number or they only have a few parts in catalog
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  • ibkc Jan 30, 2008

    totalwreck,



    thanks for the help. you are right about the float but have decided to just replace and send the old girl to the boneyard... she has done enough



    thanks

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#1. If you have to put downward pressure on the float in order to fill, then float switch is not OK.
#2. It would seem as though your pump impeller is missing some, or all vanes. (Not pumping water out).

#3. It will become even more difficult to find parts as time goes on.
#4. 30 years...It has done it's job. It has paid for the trip, It's time to move on, What else can I say.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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