Our dishwasher stopped starting - it would just hum when we turned it on, and there was about 2" of water in the bottom of it that wouldn't drain. I took the motor assembly apart and took the motor off and the motor itself turned freely. I hooked it back up, and then it seemed like the it was working - the motor would turn on for a second at least. However, it seems like it would start for a second and then stop. Then i had the bright idea that i might of hooked the solenoid up back words, so i switched the wires. Then the solenoid started to smoke a bit, so maybe i had it right in the first place. Anyway, any ideas? I was thinking about replacing the solenoid, but maybe something else is wrong as well? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
ANSWER Hello Helix. It sounds like you will need the motor assembly. The windings may be bad in the motor. Hope this helps.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, March 23, 2011