It seems the timer is working and the switches attached to it are connecting with power going where it needs to. When you put it on any cycle, it slowly moves the dial, and with the door closed you hear something in the bottom thump (like a selenoid or something), and the washer just hums. After a short time, it stops humming as it is moving on in the cycle. The soap door opens, the heater heats, etc., but it won't pump water in or out, and the wash arm doesn't move (I believe water pressur does this). By what I have read already, it sounds like the pump. Could this be right as the washer is 10 years old, all dishes have been rinsed prior to washing, care has been taken, etc.? Also, is it hard for a person to replace (I have bunches of mechanical experience, I build circle track and drag cars for fun). Thanks for any help. V/R
Answer Hi Kenneth. First disconnect the drain hose from the sink connection and use a screwdriver to see if the sink connection is clogged. Put the drain hose in a bucket to see if it now drains into the bucket. Remove any debris in the hose end. The thump that you hear is the solenoid part # WD21X10060 that is directly to the lt. beside the motor. It opens the drain to circulate. It may have a broken lever. The pump/motor assy. part # WD26X10013 comes complete. Remove the rear sump inlet cover and carefully dislodge any debris there as well. JUst inside the pump outlet side is a rubber flapper that acts as a check valve part # WD01X10177. Make sure it is still in place. Thank You.
Dishwasher will start and stop, but will not run through drain cycles. Is this just a bad water pump?
Answer Hello John. Check and see if your getting power to the pump, and if the pump or drain hose is clogged. If there is power to it, and all is clear, then you will need a new pump assembly. Hope this helps.