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Water fills and drains but does not spray (error code 10-1)

Water fills and drains but does not spray (error code 10-1)

My Whirlpool dishwasher fills the water but does not go in the spray cycle. When I cancel it the water drains properly. I ran a diagnostic and it gave me error code 10-1 , which is about a faulty “detergent dispenser”. When I run a cycle the detergent dispenser does open up. Should I go ahead and still replace the detergent dispenser unit. Logically it doesn’t make sense that the detergent dispenser system would cause the dishwasher to not go in a spray cycle. I want to make sure it’s not a motor issue before buying the detergent dispenser part.

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"Circulation Pump

The circulation pump uses a motor and impeller to force water up through the wash arms. If the circulation pump is defective, the dishes won’t be cleaned properly. If the motor isn’t making any noise or is just making a humming sound after the dishwasher has filled, the motor may be burned out. First, ensure that power is getting to the motor. Second, to ensure that the impeller can turn, check the pump housing for debris. If power is getting to the motor and the pump is clear of debris, the motor might need to be replaced. Be aware that the circulation pump may be challenging to replace, although many do-it-yourselfers have been successful with the replacement.

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