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Maytag dishwasher not spinning

Common reasons your Maytag dishwasher is not spinning

The most common reasons your Maytag dishwasher is not spinning are a defective electronic control board, damaged user interface control or a faulty pump and motor assembly.

  • 62%

    62% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 17%

    17% of the time it's the
    User Interface Control

  • 5%

    5% of the time it's the
    Pump and Motor Assembly

  • 16%

    16% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Maytag dishwasher

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    A dishwasher that is not spinning could have a defective electronic control board. The control board will freeze up and fail to send current to the wash motor when its internal memory and logic is corrupted. A failed internal electronic relay or bad electronic part on the circuit board could be causing the control board to freeze up and not continue working properly. Determining whether a control board is defective is difficult. Have a Sears Home Services technician diagnose and repair your dishwasher when it won’t spin the spray arms.


    User Interface Control Replacement

    When your dishwasher is not spinning, a damaged user interface control could be causing the problem. The user interface control connects to the electronic control board through a wire harness and sends signals to the control board to help control the dishwashing cycle. A stuck key on the user interface control can cause the electronic control board to stop the cycle and the dishwasher won’t work until the damaged user interface control is fixed. Have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert visit your home and replace the user interface control if it’s damaged.

    Pump and Motor Assembly Replacement

    When spray arms are not spinning in your dishwasher, a faulty pump and motor assembly likely isn’t creating enough water pressure and flow through the water delivery system to spin the spray arms and distribute the spray. You may hear loud noises such as buzzing or grinding coming from a faulty pump and motor assembly. When your dishwasher gets noisy and doesn’t clean the dishes, have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert examine your dishwasher and fix the problem.

    What to expect when you experience a Maytag dishwasher not spinning issue

    How is the not spinning problem fixed?

    Correcting most not spinning problems usually involves replacing the electronic control board, user interface control or pump and motor assembly. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a dishwasher that is not spinning

    When the dishwasher is not spinning it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dishwasher failures.

    What to look out for with a dishwasher not spinning diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dishwasher problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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    Additional resources to help you fix your Maytag dishwasher

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    How To Help Your Dishwasher Run More Efficiently and Troubleshooting Tips

    Is your dishwasher cycle running too long? Watch our video, which explains the average cycle time, water temperature and helpful dishwasher troubleshooting tips.

    Does it feel like your dishwasher takes an eternity just to complete one measly cycle? While there are certain settings that may be the culprit — we’re looking at you, SaniWash — if it’s running for hours and hours, there’s probably a more serious problem at hand.

    Remember to consult your owner’s manual first for information on how to properly care for your specific dishwasher. Thankfully, there are a few things you can try first that may help your dishwasher run more efficiently. Watch our video for the best tips on how to reduce its cycle time — because no one wants to be stuck doing dishes forever.

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    What To Do If Your Dishwasher Isn’t Filling With Water

    Is your dishwasher not getting water? Watch our video that covers common dishwasher problems and simple troubleshooting tips to get it working again.

    Your dishwasher can’t do its job without water. If your dishwasher isn’t filling with water, there are a few really easy things you can check that just might do the trick!

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