Dishwasher repair -- how? And should I?
August 21, 2013 3:03 PM Subscribe
I have a 7-year old Whirlpool dishwasher (GU2200XTSB to be exact.)
I got the 7 clean-light-flash error signal, and was able to clear that (so control panel seems good.)
Heating element -- still hot.
Water fills? check.
But then it just hums when in the past the big chugging washing motion would begin.
So it sounds like some kind of pump/motor problem. The water isn't getting pushed around. The little detergent door is opened but the detergent is still there, barely wet.
I am pretty handy and have repaired several other major appliances before. so --
1) how to diagnose pump vs. motor vs. ????
2) Is this just stupid given the age of the dishwasher? I'd rather pay $50 or $100 than $500, but....
posted by msalt to home & garden (7 answers total)