Low current readings are indicative of a failing motor assy on the Maytag dishwashers.
The reading could be of by .5 amps and give this reading.
Is the dishwasher cleaning properly?
so is this something a technician needs to fix or is there anything I can do (moderate handyman skills)?
the appliance is probalbly ~15 years old and probably would be replaced within a year in any event.
You could replace the motor. It is not difficult. You would just have to uninstall the dishwasher and lay it on its back.
I wouldn't put the kind of money the motor will cost into one that old
Just my opinion.
yeah - i figure $100 to get a technician to walk in the door plus what - another 100 or so (more?) for the parts, labour, etc...
i just need it to last 3 months til we're ready to redo our kitchen...
That is right on track. 200-250 for the repair.
It should be okay.
Just pre rinse your dishes to help it out.
I just hope it holds out for you.
oops - missed your question re: cleaning - it is doing nothing - water pooling at the bottom, makes a noise to start, and then stops mid-cycle. with the water in the bottom. it just started this yesterday. not sure what caused it.
Oh...the motor is already toasted. The age and rust buildup over years is usually the cause.
You could try to kill the power to it and manually turn the motors rotor from the bottom to POSSIBLY get it turning again. This may get you a little more time.
I am sorry to give you the bad news. L
Let me know if you have any other questions.
i was just hoping i could do something to stretch it out...
Try the motor thing and keep your fingers crossed.