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#1 latt9more

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 04:19 PM

Whirlpool dishwasher (DU945PWKB1), it started to fill and then stopped. Tried to drain using cancel/drain button but motor just hums for a minute before shutting down. Tried draining the water with a dish and restarting. It started to fill and then stopped. (':('
Next step was to pull off drain but drain hose does not appear to be blocked as water ran out freely when this was removed from drainage.

Help please, kimosabe!!':drowning:'

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#2 Moostafa

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 05:16 PM

Hello, my humming friend. Did you know that the symptoms you described exactly match those of a motor which has failed? Yes, my hand-washing friend, it is true. You will require a new motor in your dishwasher to rememdy the problem. Should you proceed with the repair, you will also need to discern whether or not the motor failure was due to a tub seal leak or not.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 02:04 AM

Thanks Moostafa

Alas, This handwasher of three days was hoping that was not the case, and appliance was only 2 years new. Perchance is it at all possible that something a little less expensive is wrong?





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Posted 08 May 2005 - 03:58 AM

[user=617]latt9more[/user] wrote:

Perchance is it at all possible that something a little less expensive is wrong?

 

Anything is possible but there's no need to guess.  Removbe the kickplates and use your VOM or light stick to see if the motor is actually getting voltage.  If it is, but it's stuck, then on this dishwasher (old-style Whirlpool) it is unlikely that something is jamming the motor, but it's worth disassembling the pump to see something is jammed in there.

And this dishwasher is older than 2 years.  It's the old-style big center mount motor.  Whirlpol's Point Voyager system has been out for five years so it's at least five years old, probably more.





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