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This is caused by having a dryer element, if you are able to get to the back of the element look for where the wires connect to it, I am almost positive the element is bad, always turn off the power when looking at any electrical unit to service , if not sure use a tester, you should have zero volts at the connection box near lower right hand side near floor. you can get this element from here if you have all the information on this unit, http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ you can also email me at glipsky@tampabay.rr.com good luck

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Jul 26, 2011


Hi,



I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


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Spray Arms not Spinning

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A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

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heatman101

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Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011


Tightening the fittings
1 Remove the service panel that runs along the front of the dishwasher just below the door. If it is screwed in place, remove the screws with a screwdriver. If the panel hangs on hooks, pull the panel out and swing it up to remove it from the hooks.
2 Check the end of the drain hose that connects to the dishwasher. If it's leaking, tighten the clamp with a screwdriver.
3 Check the drain hose connection to the kitchen sink drain. Again, if it's leaking, tighten the clamp with a screwdriver.
4 Check for leaks around the water-inlet valve. If necessary, use an adjustable wrench to tighten the compression fitting that connects the water-supply line to the valve. If the fill hose is leaking, replace the spring clamp that is on the hose with a worm-drive hose clamp. It produces more clamping pressure. Use adjustable pliers to compress the spring clamp so you can pull the clamp and hose off the valve. Remove the spring clamp from the hose. Buy a worm-drive clamp at your hardware store, then install it and tighten it with a screwdriver.

Leveling the machine
1 Remove the front access panel (see step 1, "Tightening the fittings"). This will give you access to the dishwasher's adjustable feet.
2 Open the door completely and remove the bottom dish rack.
3 Unscrew the dishwasher from the kitchen countertop so the dishwasher can move freely as you adjust the feet.
4 Check to see if the dishwasher is level side to side. Place a small level inside the dishwasher so it's sitting on the bottom pan and facing parallel to the front lip of the dishwasher. If the dishwasher is not level, use adjustable pliers to turn one of the dishwasher's front feet up or down until you hit level.
5 Check to see if the dishwasher is level front to back. Turn the level perpendicular to the door, and place it on one of the bottom ledges that run along the side of the cabinet. Check the level again. If the dishwasher isn't level, use your adjustable pliers to turn the back feet up or down until you hit level.
6 Reattach the dishwasher to the countertop and reinstall the front access panel.

Fixing a leaking door
1 Inspect the door gasket. As it ages, the gasket can crack or become hard, preventing it from sealing completely.
2 If the gasket appears solid, adjust the door latch so the door seals tightly. Loosen the screw that holds the door latch to the cabinet. Push the latch in slightly and retighten the screw. Test the door and readjust the latch if necessary.
3 Replace the gasket if water continues to leak after you've tightened the latch. Most gaskets are held by compression in a groove on the door or on the dishwasher cabinet.
4 Pull the old gasket out of its groove, using adjustable pliers (see illustration). Take the gasket to an appliance store to get a replacement.
5 Soak the new gasket in warm water to soften it, then press it into the groove. Start at the top, then work your way down the sides and across the bottom.

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Nov 24, 2010


I am assuming you have tried the possibility it is the water inlet circuit which could be faulty.

Check page 13 of the user manual.

If it is 2nd and 4th light (daily and soak) then people have found the problem is heater related. Try the Soak cycle to see if any difference. This cycle does not use heater.

Do you have hard water in your area. If there is scaling on the heater then pour normal water with white vinegar 2-3 table spoons in the dishwasher bottom to cover the heater overnight. Run soak cycle to empty dishwasher.

Not sure if any of this helps. Post a comment to confirm.

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about dishwashers and them leaking.

Leaking Dishwasher

heatman101

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Oct 01, 2010


For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
I recommend both sites because ...


FixYa has no affiliation with either site - I have been using and recommending them for years - trouble free.

PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Oct 01, 2010


The problem is hard water. www.dishwasherfilter.com has a product to solve this problem once and for all. It filters the water going into your dishwasher and removes the hard minerals that leave those spots. It is very affordable and even has a money back guarantee. You will love the way your dishes look with this product.

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010



Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you with your dishwasher not draining problem...

Dishwasher Problems - Water will not drain out

heatman101

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Sep 07, 2010


i think the fault is in the controller which is refusing to go into the cycle. But please check the continuity of the heating coil and also the timing of the cycle before. If the cycles are correct , the wash and rinse then most of the sensors are correct. You can then try to use another program and confirm if this fault is relative only to the selected program so as to conifrm the controller.
Helpful?

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Aug 26, 2010


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you with your dishwasher not draining problem...

Dishwasher Problems - Water will not drain out
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4078724-dishwasher_problems_water_will_not_drain

heatman101

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Aug 17, 2010


Hi,
Checkout this tip that I wrote about why the detergent cup may not be working

Dishwasher Repair Problem Detergent Cup does not Open
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4225828-dishwasher_repair_problem_detergent_cup

heatman101

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Aug 14, 2010


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Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Aug 13, 2010


what you talking about willis, what salt?

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Jul 28, 2010


you need to tie up the drain hose under the sink above where it connects to the drain spigot to stop the sink water flowing down into dishwasher instead of the drain. A blockage in the sink drainage can also make the condition worse.

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Jul 16, 2010


Dishwashers have a part usually called a separator or accumulator which traps the dirt from the water during the wash cycles while the water is continuously recycled to clean the dishes. At the end of the cycle the separator is flushed out and the trapped dirt goes down the drain. If it doesn't get flushed out the dirt builds up till it starts showing up on the dishes. Some separators have a hole on top and one on bottom with a valve which stops up one hole or the other depending which cycle it's running. The valve can be stuck or broken causing the problem.

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Jul 06, 2010


I have same problem - the flap was designed for powder, it jams with tablets. My current solution is to run it when I'm around, and when I hear it 'clunk' to release the soap, I open the door and help it!

Hotpoint 23 in.... | Answered on Jun 27, 2010

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