Backstory is this. I don't run the dishwasher in the evenings because the house is always noisy. Hubby plays guitar, son the drums, the air was on, and I sat down to watch the season finale of Lost on the dvr. The music doesn't really bother me but the dishwasher does. So I told my daughter to turn it off and I would run it in the morning. This morning I get up and go to turn the dishwasher on. The motor is dead. The timer was fine but nothing else was happening. Man doesn't it always seem to happen when you are just not in a position of replacing it right away. Hubby was telling me how he could fiddle with the budget but it would be a couple of weeks. You know what I told him. I don't mind if it's a couple of months, in fact I don't want one for at least a month or two. The kids (teens) need to know how badly doing them by hand sucks for a while so they can appreciate when we get a new dishwasher. Just a little payback for the whining and fighting over loading and emptying.