20 Most Recent Electrolux Kenmore 24 in. Built-In Dishwasher with 5-level Precision Direct Water Delivery System Dishwasher Questions & Answers


I would check for rodent damage to the electrical on the bottom of the machine before anything else.

Electrolux... | Answered on Oct 23, 2017


it sounds like your drain pipe is clogged up, clean the vent window out on bottom and it should be fine

Electrolux... | Answered on Aug 24, 2013


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

Leaking Dishwasher

heatman101

Electrolux... | Answered on Aug 05, 2011


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

Dishwasher Problems - Waterwill not drain out

heatman101

Electrolux... | Answered on Mar 29, 2011


try checking the water holes in the arm, as when they spray out the arm turns. If they are blocked in any way it does not turn, try using a needle to check they are clear.

Electrolux... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011


Either the door switch may not be making proper contact will you shut the door or the float switch at the base is stuck making the dishwasher believe it is flooded and should not take anymore water. But generally the drain motor should also start in that case.

Please provide a full model number of the dishwasher to make further assessments.

Electrolux... | Answered on Nov 07, 2010


Hi,


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

Leaking Dishwasher

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Electrolux... | Answered on Sep 29, 2010


Check your water inlet to the machine. Check the strainer fitted to it for block.

If every thing is Ok and still no flow- the inlet valve solenoid not acting. Check the circuit and finally the micro controller.

If you suspect micro controller take the help of service center for replacement

Electrolux... | Answered on Apr 12, 2010


Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. Dishwasher not draining properly or not draining at all issues can arise due to some different reasons. Usually, these issues are related to kinked hoses, knocked out disposer unit (if connected with the dishwasher drain hose) & clogged drain pump & filter.

Also note that dishwashers do not drain completely after a finished cycle and this is normal. Dishwashers are designed to leave some water in the unit to ensure that the heating element doesn’t overheat. If you suddenly begin to experience a large amount of water being retained in your dishwasher, you have a problem. Some of the most common reasons include that the drain hose isn’t working properly, the drain pump isn’t working correctly, or possibly there is a plumbing problem in your home’s drain lines.


First check whether the drain is not clogged or blocked and the line is not kinked. Check all the hoses for blockages & also clean the air gap. Has the disposer been replaced recently? If so, chances are the knockout is still in place. Simply remove the drain hose from the disposer, and knock out the plug. If the disposer has not been replaced, try removing the drain hose from the disposer and use a wet-dry vacuum (prepared for water, of course) to **** any water (and hopefully anything else) from the drain line. Then reconnect the hose, and test the unit. If you have checked the air gap and the drain hose and can’t locate the problem, then you may want to consider calling a professional plumber. He may need to replace the drain valve or hose.

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Rylee

Electrolux... | Answered on Aug 20, 2009


The drains can be configured a number of ways. Here's what you need to do:
Look under your sink at where the corrugated dishwasher drain line connects to the drain. From there, trace the main drain line to the wall. Your line will be clogged up in that area. Get something to catch the water, and disassemble the drain line until you locate the pluggage. Reassemble.
Best regards, --W/D--

Electrolux... | Answered on Aug 08, 2009


I had the same problem once. Make sure nothing is stacked in front of the soap dispenser when you close the door. Slowly close the door and follow the soap dispenser to make sure it has enough clearance to open.
Let me know how it goes.
Regards,

Electrolux... | Answered on Jul 19, 2009


First check that there isn't anything blocking the drain area inside the bottom of the dishwasher. Sometimes plastic wrap, a small Tupperware, etc. top gets sucked against the drain and blocks discharge. If nothing is there, (look really good, by getting out as much water as possible!!!). If nothing there, see if you have an "air-break" installed at the kitchen sink, this prevents backflow from the sink drain back into the dishwasher, check it by removing the decorative cover and see if it is clean and has no obstructions blocking water flow.

Another thing to check, is if you recently had a new disposal installed, it's possible that the dishwasher inlet was never "punched out" to allow for the dishwasher to drain thru the disposal. If none of those, continue with the investigation!

Check to see if some broken glass might have worked its' way into the drain area, beneath the drain discharge guard. You'll have to remove the cover, some are just clipped in place while others have a screw holding them in place.

If still nothing, it is possible that something has worked its' way all the way into the discharge pump section and you'll need to remove the dishwasher from under the counter to get at the pump section.

Normally when the dishwasher is in the pump out sequence, you can hear the pump motor and impeller spinning, if you can't, then proceed with removing the dishwasher and disconnect the power or shut off the breaker to it. It is quite possible that something has jammed the discharge impeller and is preventing pump out. Again, if you can hear the motor and impeller running, it could still have an obstruction. Bucket and towels will be needed to soak up all any water that you couldn't remove before pulling the dishwasher out from under the countertop.

If there is no obstruction in the discharge pump section and the discharge value (usually a simple rubber flap) is moving freely, then it could be the pump out solinoid (an electronic valve that opens the discharge port for pumping out water when the dishwasher is done washing and is signaled to drain. You should be able to cycle the dishwasher through a short cycle (wash & rinse) to see if everything is working. You'll need to restore AC power and have the water line turned on for this. If you don't see or hear the valve open up when the wash cycle is over, then it could be this part that has failed.

Electrolux... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009


hello. i can help you.
When the detergent cup doesn't open, check these:

Timer
Bi-metal switch or wax motor
Detergent cup, itself
Timer On many dishwashers, a plastic actuator arm mechanically links the timer to the detergent cup. When the timer reaches the proper time in the cycle, the timer activates a lever that opens the detergent cup. If the linkage is broken or defective, the cup stays closed after you've closed it. Check the link and repair or replace it, as necessary.

Bi-metal switch or wax motor A bi-metal switch is a simple electrical device that deforms when electricity is applied to it. The degree of this deformation can be engineered to concise standards.

The timer energizes the bi-metal switch inside your dishwasher door--directly behind the detergent cup--when the detergent cup should open. When energized, the bi-metal switch deforms away from the detergent cup latch, which opens the detergent cup. If the bi-metal switch is defective, it may not deform enough to open the cup. If that happens, you need to replace it.

On some dishwashers, the bimetal switch is wired through the heating element or motor circuit. If the element is broken (or open), or if the motor is drawing low current because of a low-fill situation, the bi-metal switch doesn't open properly.

Newer dishwasher models use a wax motor instead of a bi-metal switch. It's a sealed unit with wax that heats up and pushes a piston through to open the door. The wax motor, controlled by the timer, mechanically opens the door.

Detergent cup, itself The detergent cup itself can become clogged with old dried detergent that prevents it from opening. Sometimes just cleaning the cup takes care of the problem. If not, you probably need to replace the entire cup assembly

The cycles times are too long If your dishwasher's cycle times are too long, check these:

Water pre-heating
Cycle not completing
Water pre-heating Your dishwasher may pre-heat the water. If so, and if the water entering the dishwasher is cool, the heater may take up to half an hour to heat the water.

To avoid the wait, increase the incoming water temperature before turning on the dishwasher. Do that by running the kitchen sink faucet until the water runs hot. Or increase the temperature of the hot water to the entire house at the hot water heater.

Warning! To lessen the risk of scalding, don't set the hot water heater temperature higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cycle not completing See "The cycle doesn't complete" section.



Electrolux... | Answered on Jul 05, 2009


check is it a door closed good,push it and try.

Electrolux... | Answered on Jul 04, 2009


Check the following:

Make sure the water is turned on to the dishwasher

When you press the start switch, you should hear a "click" which is the water valve opening - if no click, you should check the water fill valve. Remove the lower front cover and find the valve with a water line connected to it. It should be about 3/8" flex or copper line. These valves can malfunction over time and they can also get clogged. You can check for clogging by turning off the water and removing the line to the valve. Check for debris. Use a shallow pan to catch the water so you don't get it all over the floor.

If you don't hear a click when you start the machine, it could also be the control board, although the water valve is more likely to be the issue.

Electrolux... | Answered on Jul 03, 2009


Hi

If the water doesn't drain from your dishwasher, check these:

Drain line/air gap A clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual reason that a dishwasher won't drain. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the hose or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.

Pump Your dishwasher pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. You can reach the pump from inside the dishwasher, but first you need to remove the lower rack, the spray arm, and the spray arm support.

Look for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller pushes the water toward the drain port. These components make up the pump. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace them.

Drain valve and/or solenoid Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water.

Other dishwashers simply reverse the direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.

Belt One brand of dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump. If this belt is broken or has fallen off, replace it.

Motor If the motor isn't turning or working, the unit won't drain. First check to be sure you have power to the dishwasher. If not, see the section "It doesn't work at all." If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may need to be replaced.

Some dishwashers are susceptible to getting stuck if you don't run them regularly. If you haven't run the dishwasher for more than a week, you may need to manually spin the motor to free it up. If the motor is defective, you need to replace it. Dishwasher motors can't be serviced.

Timer Part of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve. If the timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to replace the timer. This problem is uncommon.


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Rylee

Electrolux... | Answered on Jul 03, 2009


there may be something under the "float" causing the unit to think it is already full of water. the float is a round cone looking device in the front corner. make sure nothing is under it or holding it "up".
the other thing is the valve may have an open coil and then it would need to be replaced.

Electrolux... | Answered on Dec 28, 2008

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