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keyisthekey

Member Since 22 Aug 2007
Offline Last Active Apr 29 2013 05:33 PM

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In Topic: Fisher Paykel WA37T26GW2 washer won't drain

29 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

As always, you folks are awesome! It was a collar stay from one of my dress shirts (remove the collar stays before washing!!!) lodged in the impeller vanes. Followed the procedure, removed the stay, and all is well.

Domo arigato! Samurai gata ni rei!


In Topic: Kitchenaid Dishwasher KUDM01TJWH1

08 September 2008 - 04:58 PM

Removed chopper assembly and cleaned out a few bones and a piece of plastic that looks like half of one of those anchors you push into a wall to hold a screw. Reassembled, tried to run the dishwasher, but motor still not turning. I suspect the other half of the plastic thingy might have made it past the chopper and gotten into the motor, or perhaps something else is jamming it, or the bearings are shot, because it's really trying to turn. I'll try removing the motor the next time I can get to this project.

In Topic: Kitchenaid Dishwasher KUDM01TJWH1

08 September 2008 - 04:06 PM

Found the procedure on the chopper blade. Doing it now.

In Topic: Kitchenaid Dishwasher KUDM01TJWH1

08 September 2008 - 02:55 PM

No, cannot turn it by hand. How do I get to the chopper blade?

BTW, the motor ohms out correctly (7.8 ohms across the main winding, 5.6 across the auxiliary), and the capacitor charges and discharges nicely. Also, in response to the first suggestion, I did measure the resistance of the heating element (13.8 ohms) and the hi-temp thermostat (0.9 ohms).

In Topic: Kitchenaid Dishwasher KUDM01TJWH1

08 September 2008 - 02:23 PM

Thanks very much for the tech paper - it's a big help. I've run the diagnostic now, and everything checks out. I now get responses to the buttons. However, the motor is not turning. The valves open, it takes in water, the pump empties it out, but when it gets to the part of the cycle where the motor is supposed to start turning, all I hear is a loud hum, and the motor gets pretty warm if I let it go for more than a few seconds. We pulled it out from under the counter, set it up on a couple of chairs, and confirmed that the motor is not turning over. So, what's the usual failure mode? Motor, starting capacitor, or some other component up the line?


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