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Our dishwasher seems to have stopped working over night. The power button comes on and the unit beeps to acknowledge start, but then there is only a very light hum & the unit does not start. No water comes through the unit and it just hangs at the light hum. We have not turned off any water but just checking if there is a simple solution? Adam Hdw100sst


Answers :

Suspect pump.

on start the pump will activate to remove condense water from drying the last load.
if the pump does not start then the next step of adding water to start wash cycle will not happen.

ensure pump is not blocked or obstructed. (see user manual)

if the pump is free but still not working may need replacement


I hope this was useful
Most dishwashers go through a pumping cycle to evacuate any water remaining from its previous run, before opening the water valve to let in fresh water.

The pump sits just below a screen on the bottom of the inside of the dishwasher.Generally, this pump is located in the far back of the dishwasher. You may need to remove the lower sliding rack to gain access to this part of the dishwasher.

Check to see if something is stuck into or below the screen, which may be stopping the pump from turning. This condition would cause the hum you describe. Use a flashlight to look first.

Be careful as you run your hand over the screen or over the pump impeller to feel for debris, because quite often the problem is that a glass has broken inside the dishwasher and a broken shard of glass is lodged in the screen, poking down into the pump. The first time I encountered this condition, I cut myself on these lodged shards of clear glass because they are nearly invisible in the poor lighting conditions which exist inside the dishwasher. It could also be a straw, bottle cap, or some other type of debris. If the screen is missing, a fork or spoon could be stuck in the pump impeller.
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