Whirlpool Quiet Partner II Dishwasher No Longer a Partner: No Washee Da Dishes

Mary wrote:

I have a whirlpool quiet partner II dishwasher model # du1148xtpb9. I installed it 2-2006 it worked great for a little over a year. A little noisy but did the job. Well it has stopped washing all together. It will mist the dishes and fill the bottom of the washer and it will drain when you push the cacle button but when the wash cycle is supposed to start all it does is make noise and no water. So no washing. Any ideas would be greatly apperciated.

You need to install a new motor-pump assembly in your dishwasher. Not too bad a job but the part ain’t ezzacly cheap. On some models with this same design, such as Kitchenaid-branded ones, the motor-pump assembly was covered by a five-year warranty. In reviewing the warranty guide for your dishwasher, however, it appears that the pot-bellied, bald-headed Buddha hath not grinned down upon you ‘cuz your warranty is for just one year on everything. As we say in the Dojo, “Solly, Chollie!”

But, since your dishwasher is only three years old, Whirlpool may send you a new motor-pump assembly at no charge or half price. It could happen. And pigs once flew outta my…

Sadly, this is a common problem with this otherwise highly mediocre dishwasher. Happily, it’s a plug n’ chug job. If you can fog a mirror and use your opposable thumb, you can do dis thang– it’s a scant 12-ounce mug on the world-famous SUDS-o-meter. I even have a step-by-step guide for you ratcheer. So come git you a new motor-pump assembly and do it to it!

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