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My Maytag dishwasher is filling up with water, running through

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My Maytag dishwasher is filling up with water, running through the cycles, but never shoots a drop of water?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.

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how much water in inches is in the bottom after this fills?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
just under an inch
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
ok, do you hear the motor running after this fills? also can you open the door and get me the full model # XXXXX the tag inside on the wall?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

The motor does run.



Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.

ok, your not getting enough water in this. if the water level is low the pump cant circulate it so no water pressure. its one of two things, first check the float and make sure its not sticking, lift it up and down, # XXXXX on this diagram,if thats moving freely replace the water inlet valve. # XXXXX


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I manually filled the dishwasher with water and it is just not circulating water. Is there a water pump?

Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
so you filled it up to say the heater and its still not circulating.? at all?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
OK I added water to the inch I had and brought the float up to its highest position. Closed the door heard the motor run for a bit, a low humming, like it did when I bought it. then after about a minute, the water all drained out.
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
doesn't sound like the main pump assembly is running. you need to open the bottom access panel in the front under the door and check for power to the pump motor if its getting 120 volts the motor is bad, let me know, thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
no problem, let me know when you get that checked out. thanks Bryan