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Dishwasher

 
Symptom  Solution  
Dishwasher will not complete a cycle.
  • Check the timer for proper operation
  • Check timer switch leads to timer motor
  • Compare timer with sequence chart on wiring diagram
  • Make sure all leads to the timer are secure and tight
  • Some models have a thermostat. Check to make sure it is in contact with the tub.
 
Dishwasher will not drain.
  • Check for hose kinks or food plugging drain hose.
  • Check pump impeller for damage
  • Check pump motor for reversing during the pump out
  • Check timer
  • If you have recently installed a new garbage disposal, check knock-out plug at connection.
 
Dishwasher will not fill with water
  • Check float switch or float.
  • Check the timer to make sure the contacts are closed for water fill valve. Look at wiring diagram for contact numbers
  • Check the water supply tube for blockage.
  • Check water supply valve. There should be 110 volts to the coil.
  • Water valves have screens in them that sometimes will plug with sand. Either clean or replace the screen filter.
 
Dishwasher will not get the dishes clean.
  • Check pump recirculation.
  • Check the screen in the water fill valve.
  • Check the spray arm for splits or leaks.
  • Check the water pressure or manual valve.
  • Check the water temperature. Should be 135 to 160 F.
  • Check to make sure dishwasher is draining after each cycle. There should only be a little water in the bottom of the tub.
  • Check water level when the fill cycle has completed. Should be barely touching, or just under the float.
  • Make sure the dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.
  • Try a different detergent.
 
Dishwasher will not run at all.
  • Check connections from power cord to terminal block.
  • Check door switch for action and continuity
  • Check power at outlet. Should read 110 volts.
  • Check the timer for power
 
Water leaks from the bottom of the dishwasher.
  • Check air gap for mineral deposits. This will cause the water to spray out of the air inlet.
  • Check for cracks in the tub.
  • Check the float switch seal.
  • Check the heater element where it enters the tub. There are gaskets that sometimes leaks.
  • Check the hose clamps.
  • Check the hoses for leaks.
 
Water leaks from the door.
  • Check corner seals and bottom dam seal
  • Check door seal
  • Check for loose or bent door latch
  • Check for over filling. This could be from flaot switch. The water should never or barely reach float. The float switch is for overflow.
  • Check the spray arm for a split. If water sprays directly at the bottom of door, it will create a leak.
 
 

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