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Could be the capacitor, or the motor itself, or drain pump, or transmission. Need model and more info.

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If the motor just hums and there is nothing stopping the motor from spinning then it is smoked and will need to be replaced. Wish I had a more happier answer for you but I don't.

Regards, Tony

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Hi, the lights come on but machine wont do anything. Is there anything i can check before calling an engineer?

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the way you mention look like the main motor jammed and making the humming noise click out on overload then the humming noise stop and after a while it will humming again and continue like that until you switch off the machine. If the dishwasher is old I would recommand you buy a new one instead of changing the motor.
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