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FIXED WDF510PAYSA Whirlpool dishwasher spray arms not spinning

alextricity25

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WDF510PAYSA
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I've been doing some research online about how to repair a dishwasher.
After figuring out that my dishwasher doesn't have a chopper assembly in this thread, I figured I'd repost with my latest findings.

[Make/Model]
Whirlpool WDF510PAYSA Dishwasher

[Symptoms]
Dishwasher sounds like it may be trying to dispense water, but it's a lot quieter then usual.
Perhaps the spray arms aren't spinning due to a lack of water pressure or bad motor or pump.
After a while the cycle will complete, but the dishes come out dirty and the dishwasher detergent isn't properly dispersed.
I don't hear any motor running throughout the entire cycle, but I do hear something running during the draining phase.

[Troubleshooting] I've cleaned the filter at the bottom of the dishwasher. Everything is clean there. I've also removed the lower and uppser spray arm and ran a hose through them.
Water is indeed flowing nicely through them.
I've placed a couple of bowls in the lower rack facing up to see if water will collect in them, but after a full cycle I didn't see any water in the bowls.

[Pictures] http://imgur.com/a/LR3BG

Any help would be appreciated!
 

alextricity25

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UPDATE!

I have gone through the trouble of un-installing the dishwasher and turning it on it's side, and I've also removed the pump.
I haven't encountered any thing suspicious that might be causing clogging.

I was playing around with the pump and my multimeter, and I noticed something that might be of interest. Now, keep in mind that I'm not an electronics expert nor do I know a lot about continuity tests other that "beep is good".
I attempted a continuity tests by touching the two end pins of the pump with the multimeter, and I didn't hear a any beeping. The multimeter didn't respond at all. Below is a picture of the circulation pump with the enclosure removed.

The two pins I touched are the ones sticking out on the right.

Does that mean my pump is dead?
 

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Jake

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Jake

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Ok Alex, sounds good.

Jake
 

Jake

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Excellent Alex, good job, glad to hear your back in business.:)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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