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Dishwasher Doesn't Work


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#1 Lurker_Terry S._*

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 06:24 AM

My built-in Kenmore dishwasher isn't working properly. It seems to fill with enough water, and the water is heated, but the water just sits there for a while and then drains out, as if it's done its job. But there is no agitation and therefore the dishes don't get cleaned.

The agitator blade moves freely when I give it a push, but doesn't move on its own. Does anybody have any ideas about what might be going on?

And if I need to call a repair person, who fixes this kind of problem? Plumbers? Electricians?

Thanks.

Terry

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#2 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 06:43 AM

You need to check for voltage down at the motor.  If the motor is getting voltage but it's not doing anything, then it has moved on to the Nether World.  No voltage at the motor, check the relay and the timer. 

I said check them, not to automatically change them. 


#3 Lurker_Terry S._*

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 09:58 AM

[user=1]Samurai Appliance Repair Man[/user] wrote:

You need to check for voltage down at the motor. If the motor is getting voltage but it's not doing anything, then it has moved on to the Nether World. No voltage at the motor, check the relay and the timer.

I said check them, not to automatically change them.


I don't know how to do what you suggest. Any suggestions on how to proceed or who to call?

#4 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:26 AM

I gave you a link that explains how to make simple electrical measurements.  Did you read it?  :geek:

You'll have to be more specific in your questions than just, "I don't understand."  :silly:


#5 Jedi Appliance Guy

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:01 PM

Call sears.




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