Our dishwasher is function well beside the fact that is doesn't shoot water through the blades to clean the dishes. When I turn it on, I hear the water running, then nothing for about 30 min. I want to make sure what it is exactly that I need to replace. I'm guessing the motor?
If you are using the high temp wash for your unit then you will want to check to make sure that the heating circuit is operational. Also check the motor when it is supposed to be washing to make sure that there is 120 vac getting to the motor. It sounds like the motor could be the issue but you will want to check to make sure that it is getting power. If there is no power to the motor then either the wiring of the unit from the control board to the motor or the control board itself is faulty.
My dishwasher makes a loud grinding noise, works well otherwise. A tech said this was a Recirculating Pump problem due to bad bearings. Would you confirm or advise as to the problem. It would have cost $400 to put in a new part (pump & labor) plus $75 for a house call. Is the pump easy for a lay person to install? Thanks
Answer Hello Jerry,
The complaint listed is usually caused by debris getting into the pump impeller area. When the impeller contacts the debris, it causes the sound. Be aware that if the sound occurs at the very beginning of the cycle and at the end of the cycle, it is most likely the drain pump being affected. If it is after the unit fills with water and is circulating the water, it will be the circulation pump. Either pump can be installed by a do it yourselfer as long as particular attention is paid to the placement of the "O" rings and the unit is thoroughly checked for leaks before the units' kick panel is re-installed and put back into service.