Thread Number: 81184  /  Tag: Modern Dishwashers
Help me fix this dishwasher
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Post# 1051979   11/22/2019 at 17:49 (1,561 days old) by Kate1 (PNW)        

The dishwasher in my home is a Whirlpool W10431031A. It hasnít worked since I bought the house from my dad. I had assumed he had tried getting it fixed and it was just dead so I was planning on replacing it when I could, this is apparently not the case, he never had any service technician out to look at it. I just tested it, I got it to fill once on the normal cycle but then it did nothing after that but it did drain when I cancelled the cycle. I couldnít get it to even fill testing the other cycles and then the normal wouldnít fill trying it a second time. It does attempt to drain when you cancel. The control panel clicks as it thinks itís progressing through the cycles and lights up like normal. Where should I start? Can I potentially fix it myself, do I need a tech, or is it just dead? I know itís less than 6 years old because it was purchased after my youngest was born and I thought Whirlpool made good dishwashers so I feel like it shouldnít be having this problem.

Post# 1051981 , Reply# 1   11/22/2019 at 17:57 (1,561 days old) by Kate1 (PNW)        

I donít know if itís helpful but here are pictures of the dishwasher

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Post# 1052001 , Reply# 2   11/22/2019 at 22:10 (1,560 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Just to say, W10431031A is a part number for something (maybe the user manual), not a dishwasher model number.† The model number tag is affixed to the side of the tub (usually the left), visible when the door is open.

Post# 1052077 , Reply# 3   11/23/2019 at 12:08 (1,560 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
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Hi Kate, if you remove the lower kick panel there should be service information folded up there that may help you figure out what is wrong.

If it has sat unused for a long time you may have a stuck main pump motor.

John L.

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