Having problems with your GE 24 in. GSD3960LSS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher ?

My GSD3600 GE Dishwasher will not finish/start a cycle. The washer filled with water and during the cycle I heard a pop like someone knocked something over in the kitchen. I smelled an electrical burning smell. All the lights and the buttons work on the front panel, but when I try to start I hear an electrical buzz like it is trying to start, but nothing happens and after 3 seconds the electrical buzzing stops and the lights on the panel flash. I removed the dishwasher and found that when I hit


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Hello Greg,
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\015\012Your diagnosis is pretty good, but the buzzing suggests it may be the capacitor for the pump motor that has failed rather than the pump motor itself. The capacitor phase-shifts the AC current for starting the motor.
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\015\012The drain pump should run briefly at the start of any wash cycle to clear any residual water from the washer and this appears to be where the failure occurs. The metal rod you can see moving is the actuator/linkage from the solenoid which opens the valve to the sump inlet. This doesn't start the motor and it appears to be working correctly.
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\015\012You need to test the motor and/or determine where the buzzing noise is coming from.
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\015\012This is an updated part from GE and may look slightly different to the one fitted in your washer, but all of the components are the same. The solenoid actuator you can see moving when you press start is ringed in blue on the left, the capacitor is the black box on the right, ringed in red and the terminals for the power supply to the motor are ringed in green.
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\015\012If the buzzing is coming from the black box, you need to replace the capacitor or motor - I'll need to check whether the capacitor can be replaced separately. If you have an ohm-meter, test the motor for resistance/continuity across the two terminals ringed in green. You should get a reading of about 1 to 2 ohms if the motor is good. If the buzzing is coming from elsewhere it may be the solenoid for the water inlet valve.
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\015\012Please test the motor if you have a meter and try to identify where the buzzing is coming from, then get back to me. You can reply to me by clicking on "Add a Comment" below your question.
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\015\012Regards,
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