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Hello, my whirlpool dishwasher...

Hello, my whirlpool dishwasher currently doesn't seem to be working. When I press the "Start" button, the dishwasher sounds like it's filling up with water. But then after about a minute, it stops and just makes this clicking noise every minute or so like it's stuck on starting the cycle. Is there an easy way to fix this or reset the system?

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

The model # is WDF520PADW0

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I would estimate it is ~5-10 years old, but we are renting our apartment so not positive yes, I plan on doing the work myself if possible

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 5 months ago

Unfortunately your circulation pump is either jammed or has failed. Jamming is the most common issue so below is a link to a video that shows you how to remove the pump for replacement. Now you're not replacing the pump just yet, but you do need to remove it to look inside and make sure there isn't debris jamming the impeller which you'll need to remove.

CLICK HERE for video

Now if you find nothing inside, re-assemble the dishwasher and start a cycle. When the dishwasher should be washing you'll need a multimeter to test power between the 2 power wires going to the pump. If you have 110 volts, then replace the circulation pump. If you don't have 110 volts, you need a new main control board located inside the door in the upper right hand corner. The control board is almost never the issue so below is a link to the pump if you need it.

CLICK HERE for pump

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 5 months ago

Sorry the pump link didn't come through so here it is again.

CLICK HERE for pump

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