Jenn-Air dishwasher-motor not reversing...


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MM Sales

I have a Jenn-Air dishwasher-Model # DU486-about 9 years old. It
stopped draining and there is a burning smell at that time of the
cycle. Checked the hose and impeller-they seem fine.Next, looked at
the motor- it is running but not reversing. My husband thinks that the
only course of action is to replace the motor/pump system (which will
cost around $200.00). Wanted to make sure there wasn't something we
were overlooking-I have read info. that suggests the wiring or timer
might need to be checked...? And if replacing the motor is the only
alternative, would it be better just to get a new, inexpensive
dishwasher? Any advice on repair or recommendations for replacement
greatly appreciated
 
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Edwin Pawlowski

MM Sales said:
And if replacing the motor is the only
alternative, would it be better just to get a new, inexpensive
dishwasher? Any advice on repair or recommendations for replacement
greatly appreciated
Tough call. Check for information at www.applianceaid.com or
www.repairclinic.com

New DW will be about $400 and up over $1000. At 9 years, it could easily go
another 9, 19, or only 19 days before the controls go.
 
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jeff

I have a Jenn-Air dishwasher-Model # DU486-about 9 years old. It
stopped draining and there is a burning smell at that time of the
cycle. Checked the hose and impeller-they seem fine.Next, looked at
the motor- it is running but not reversing. My husband thinks that the
only course of action is to replace the motor/pump system (which will
cost around $200.00). Wanted to make sure there wasn't something we
were overlooking-I have read info. that suggests the wiring or timer
might need to be checked...? And if replacing the motor is the only
alternative, would it be better just to get a new, inexpensive
dishwasher? Any advice on repair or recommendations for replacement
greatly appreciated
Hi,

I found a DU486 with a forward/reversing style motor and pump
assembly, also found a DU486C with a one way motor and a drain
solenoid. If you are 100% sure your motor is a reversing style, the
timer is responsable for pausing the motor and telling it to
reverse...make sure the pause is there, make sure no wires are broken
for the motor ( esp where the door hinges to open and close )....if
the motor is getting power, not going and smoking, it may be bad :(
which will
cost around $200.00
A bit cheaper here....
http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/cgi-bin/promote-detail.cgi?affiliate_id=AppAid&item=902598&brand=MAC

jeff.
Appliance Repair Aid
http://www.applianceaid.com/
 

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