WDT920SADM Whirlpool Gold dishwasher issues - not washing

samw5

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Location
PA
Model Number
WDT920SADM
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
1-5 years
hey folks, new to the forums but figured id check on some advise.

i have a 3yo Whirlpool Gold WDT920SADM which stopped washing a couple of days ago.
it fills, drains and heats up water.

here is what i found/done so far.
-fills to right above heating
-drains
-clicking noise during wash but arms dont move.
-checked and cleaned
-checked and cleaned arms and tubing. spotless
-removed arms and tried running.... piece of paper towel doesnt get wet when placed on top of main arm jet.
-checked the position on diverter valve seems opened to arm jet but still no water.
-checked all drain tubes, seems fine.
-taken circulating pump apart looks clean.

i then applied 120v directly to the circulating pump motor with impeller cover off... impeller seems to turn however not very fast. probably could stop it by hand.
i have not clue how much gpm these pumps flow but i figured without any load this could be problematic with water in.

that being said i have no experience whatsoever with dishwasher repairs so im just guessing here.

i could get a replacement motor but at $120 id like to get some feedback before pulling the trigger.

any help would be appreciated.
sam
 
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