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Maytag Jet Clean Dishwasher-Quiet-Plus. Model MDB6650AWQ.

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Maytag Jet Clean Dishwasher-Quiet-Plus. Model MDB6650AWQ. Cycle starts, fills with water, seems to heat water, then nothing. It makes an occasional clicking sound like it's trying to start pumping the water, but never starts. No water pumped to clean dishes. Press Drain and water is pumped out just fine.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 9 years ago.

Hi, thanks for using You say the unit will drain but not recirculate the water. This machine reverses the motor for pumping the water out, so there is nothing caught in the impellers. That only leaves one possible culprit, the motor itself. The clicking you refer to is likely the motor overload. The motor/pump assembly is part number 99002481 and is available at or from your local parts retailer.



Customer: replied 9 years ago.

Thank you for your response.

If the motor works the pump to drain the water out, then why doesn't it work in the other direction? Does the motor have to work harder to recirculate the water than it does to drain?

Thanks again

Expert:  Kelly replied 9 years ago.
No, the windings dictate the direction. The start winding may be bad for the recirc direction...
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