Dishwasher filling, but not washing dishes. Motor Pump Fault Hotpoint Indesit
Dishwasher not washing, your dishwasher is filling with water, but the spray arms are not rotating
🚫 Facing issues with your Hotpoint or Indesit dishwasher by the Whirlpool group? 🌊 The dishwasher might seem normal – it fills, empties, and heats up. But, if the spray arms aren't rotating right, your dishes aren't getting clean. This video dives deep into the reasons and solutions.
🚫 Dishwasher Woes with Hotpoint & Indesit:
If you own a dishwasher from the Whirlpool group, especially Hotpoint and Indesit brands, you might face issues with the spray arms not rotating as they should. Your dishwasher may fill with water, empty out, and even heat up as expected, but the spray arms might not move due to improper motor function. This issue can arise from low pump pressure, system blockages, or dirt clogging the spray arms.
🍝 The Culprit - Food Particles: If filters aren't replaced correctly after each cycle, food particles can repeatedly block the spray arms. The pump's primary role is to direct pressurized water towards these spray arms, which have slightly angled jets targeting the dishes. When hit with sufficient force, these jets cause the arms to rotate, a crucial aspect of effective cleaning.
🔍 Pressure Problems: Inadequate pressure can result from a weak pump, a blocked impeller, or a complete motor failure. This video demonstrates these issues, leading to subpar washing quality.
🔧 Testing the Main Motor Pump: To test your dishwasher's main motor pump, you'll need specific tools and a deep understanding of its internals. It's challenging since you can't see inside a closed dishwasher. However, this tutorial offers three interior video clips that showcase how the spray arms should function. Additionally, it guides you on testing the pump using an ampage meter and the effective use of a multimeter.
💡 Understanding Wattage: The power drawn by different components can indicate their efficiency. For instance:
- Energized water valves: 7-10 watts
- Circulation pumps: 70 watts
- Drainage pumps: 25 watts (decreasing once emptied)
- Heater elements: Approximately 1650 watts For optimal performance, the combined wattage of all functioning components should range between 1750-1800 watts.
🔌 No Power to the Motor?: If our dishwasher motor isn't drawing power, it could indicate one of three issues:
- An open circuit on the part.
- A poor connection between the circuit board and motor.
- A faulty relay on the printed circuit board, preventing current from reaching the motor. This tutorial showcases all these tests, including bench testing motors using a live lead and the appropriate use of multimeters. An additional step, not shown in the video, involves checking if power flows directly from the control board to the motor when connected at 240 volts.
Tools You Might Need:
- Ampage meter
- Screwdrivers Phillips and flat blade.
- Grips and pin nose pliers
Dishwasher Parts Search Guide
🔍 Need Parts for Your Hotpoint or Indesit Dishwasher? Start by using the search box above. Simply enter the full model number, brand, and part type – for example, "Hotpoint FDF784 Dishwasher Motor". This will yield a detailed list of available parts.
🔧 Ensure Perfect Compatibility: As you browse through the parts, make sure to check their fit with your specific dishwasher model using our unique model identifier. This step guarantees that the chosen component will be a perfect match for your appliance.
🌱 Eco-Friendly Choices: We're committed to improving our environment. That's why we offer recycled appliance parts for many machines. By choosing to recycle, we're taking a step towards being a responsible, green company. Any parts that are used or secondhand will be clearly labeled as "secondhand" in the part listing, ensuring transparency.
📸 Visual Confirmation: Take a close look at the accompanying images for each part. If you're uncertain or have any questions, 📞 don't hesitate to reach out via our Contact Us page. We're here to help!
Ohms law calculator for dishwasher element
you can use this to test your dishwasher element if needed on Hotpoint an indesit:
The video above is suitable for all these models below that have the same motor fitted
HOTPOINT DIF16UK.R, FDAL11010P, FDAL28P, FDDSN11010K, FDDSN11010P, FDEB10010P, FDEB31010G, FDEB31010P, FDEF 4101 P, FDEL31010G, FDEL31010P, FDEL3101G, FDEL3101P, FDEM3101P, FDF780A, FDF780G, FDF780K, FDF780P, FDF780PR, FDF780X, FDF784A.R, FDF784G.R, FDF784K.R, FDF784P.R, FDF784X.R, FDFEX11011G, FDFEX11011K, FDFEX11011P, FDFL11010G, FDFL11010P, FDFSM31011G, FDFSM31011P, FDFSM31011SB, FDL570A, FDL570A.R, FDL570G, FDL570G.R, FDL570P, FDL570P.R, FDL570X, FDL570X.R, FDM550P, FDM550P.R, FDM554P, FDM554P.R, FDPF481G, FDPF481K, FDPF481P, FDPF481X, FDYB10011G, FDYB11011P, FDYF1100P, FDYF11011G, FDYF11011K, FDYF11011P, FDYF2100G, FDYF2100K, FDYF2100P, HBC2B19UK, HBC2B19XUK, IDP148MD, LFS 114 B UK.R, LFS114BUK, LFS114BUK.R, LFS114KUK, LFS114WUK, LFS114XUK, LFS114XUK.R, LFT 114 UK.1, LFT04UK, TA, LFT04UK, TA.R, LFT114UK, LFT114UK.R, LFT114UKR, LFT2284AUK.R, LFT228AUK, LFT228AUK.R, LSB5B019BUK, LSB5B019WUK, LSB5B019XUK, LTB4B019UK, LTF8B019CUK, LTF8B019UK HOTPOINT-ARISTON LFS 216 A BK, HA, LFS 216 A WH, HA INDESIT DFG15B1CUK, DFG15B1UK, DFP58B1UK, DFP58T1CUK, DIF 16 UK.R, DIF04B1UK, DIF04UK, DIF04UK.R, DIF04UKN, DIF14T1UK, DIF1614UK, DIF1614UK.R, DIF16B1UK, DIF16M1UK, DIF16UK, DIF3414MUK.R, DIFP18B1UK, DPG15B1NXUK, DPG15B1UK, DPG15IXUK, DPG15IXUK.R, DPG15WHUK, DPG15WHUK.R, IDF125KUK, IDF125SUK, IDF125UK, IDF145UK, IDP 148M D, IDP127NXUK, IDP127UK, IDP147, IDP148D WHIRLPOOL WIC3B19UK, WIE2B19UK