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Old 02-07-2013, 10:46 AM
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Unhappy It has only been used 7 times and it isn't working
Brand: Kenmore   Age: More than 10 years   

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Model 363.14458692, Ser: RS325729R.

We installed the DW 15 years ago and ran it once every 14 months for the first 10 years. Five years ago we turned the water off and just let the DW sit. Instead, we hand wash, as there is only 2 people.
Does sitting unused for years wreck parts in a DW?

I went to turn the DW on yesterday. I forgot the water was off. It was silent for a minute or 2 and then just a motor hum for the next 4-5 minutes.
I turned the DW off, restarted it from the beginning and got no motor noise. I noticed an slight odd smell [burning or smoking smell??].
Remembering the water, I turned the water back on.
This still did not make the machine work. It was still silent when I tried a 3rd time to restart it. I turned it off after 2 minutes.

Did running the DW with the water off wreck a part?
Any ideas?

thank you, Mrs. J

Last edited by minmn : 02-07-2013 at 07:26 PM. Reason: add model number & details
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