Help Me Diagnose My Dishwasher
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  Re: RE: Help Me Diagnose My Dishwasher by Bibliophile 13 (The machine worked j...)
(10-09-2019, 06:31 PM)Bibliophile 13 Wrote: The machine worked just fine for about 10 years. Loaded properly, it got things clean. Cascade detergent has always worked best. We’ve tried others but always came back to the Cascade.

Had the repair people take a look at it today. The pump is failing. That’s how these electric motors go out: they fail slowly, gradually losing power until they quit working altogether. In that way, they can mimic a a clog that slowly builds up. Fixing it is less than a new unit, so in a week or so it should be up and running again.

Thanks, everyone, for your input.


           That's what I was thinking after your last post. I think the pump for ours was less than $50 to the door next day from amazon. A total of 20 minutes to change at the time but like i mentioned earlier on ours the new pumps pull more amps and destroy the relays on the board so I modified it with a large HD relay.
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  Re: Help Me Diagnose My Dishwasher by Bibliophile 13 (My 8-year-old Whirlp...)
Just to finish the story--we had the repair people replace the pump, and now it works like new. It cost us something, but less than a new unit would have, so I'm happy.
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  Re: RE: Help Me Diagnose My Dishwasher by Bibliophile 13 (Just to finish the s...)
(10-21-2019, 05:55 PM)Bibliophile 13 Wrote: Just to finish the story--we had the repair people replace the pump, and now it works like new.  It cost us something, but less than a new unit would have, so I'm happy.


          Good to hear. I wanted to replace ours since it's 10 years old and was a cheap frigidare (only redeeming value was the stainless front) one but daughter bought a house and stole our washer and dryer.... So will have to wait a bit... I hated to spend $50 on the pump cause the whole unit was only $200 new...
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