Having problems with your Hotpoint 18 in. DC27 Slim-Line Built-in Dishwasher ?

Dishwasher pump will drain but not force water into spray arms

\015 When i turn on dishwasher, it fills then nothing. it seems to go through all cycles but water not pumped into spray arms. spray arms not clogged. it's a kitchenaid "c" model. water will then go through dry cycle and drain so that pump is working. is there a 2nd pump to force water into spray arms? dishwasher just hums when "wash" cycle is on. could this be a pump problem? could it just be clogged at the intake of pump? suggestions what to check would be appreciated.\015

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If the washer is not used regularly the shaft can stick to the seals and prevent the motor from spinning. This happens quite regularly for me if I don't use the washer often. You can just take off the bottom panel - after shutting off power to the dishwasher - and access the motor. you should see some fins and then just try to spin the motor by hand. It usually takes about 90 degrees of rotation before the motor breaks free from the seal. You'll have to fight through the spring-like resistance created by the seal-shaft adhesion. After it breaks free the motor spins freely and you should be all set to go. I haven't found a more permanent fix for this other than running the dishwasher more regularly.
Hi there is a scond motor that forces the water through the spray arms it sounds like the motor has seized .
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