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Water not spraying on the arms.

\015 Dishwasher is old but has been good. Only recently the water will not spray on the arms and water is sitting in the bottom of the machine and not being pumped out. Please help me as Christmas is approaching!\015

Answers :

Darema,

This is an issue with the pump or the timer. Hard to know which from here. You can do some testing but it is difficult. First, find the float in the machine which gauges the water level...if it has one. Raise it to its highest height and secure it by wedging. That makes the machine 'think' it is full of water. Can't find the float...first try the tests below at the end of the wash cycle...to make the machine think it is draining the water...still no go...you may have to actually fill the machine. With the power off, remove the cover on the lower part of the machine.

Locate the motor and open the connector to it. If you own a volt meter, with the power back on and with the timer set to midway in the wash cycle, see if there is voltage at the motor terminals. If there are more than two terminals, try white and any color and then black and any color. No voltage... try a couple of other positions where the motor should run...no dice...replace the timer. Don't own a voltmeter, you can use a household test light, available for a dollar or two at the hardware store. Be sure the light you buy is for home use...not automotive.

If there is voltage, you've got a motor issue.
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