Question about Dishwashers
Recently, I've noticed that bits of food are winding up on my dishes in the top rack (having washed off salad bowls in the bottom rack). After reviewing other peoples' issues with the same problem, several experts have diagnosed it as a Wash Pump Impeller problem. Don't know if they're right, but is there a guide to tearing down the machine to check it? I haven't been able to find a step-by-step process for this, and any guidance will be welcome. Also, is there a guide to disassembling the tubes carrying water from the pump to the upper wash arms?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The seals that the racks "plug" into need replaced. Ours had the same issue and replaced the seals and it works fine now.
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
Trouble shooting here... but the same pumb that circulates water... vents it.... So, if the vent valve is clogged with food debris, then you would not retain enough water to wash all the upper rack dishes...
I recommend inspecting the exhaust tube port of the pump (a selenoid is the operating device for that valve). Be sure that it is able to operate freely (close all the way. Otherwise, it is just the pump intake!! only choices...you have already eliminated the rest (GOOD JOB)
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
Kgt1962. I have same problem with the lower rack not cleaning. the lower wash arm just sits on top of the plastic opening at the supply pipe. it just flops around. Is this normal?
Posted on Mar 16, 2010
remove the roller rack plastic end caps this will let you remove the upper rack,then you can replace the whole wash conduit from the bottom sump all the way to the top,also if theres a middle(center arm) this has a horn on it that is to seal when the rack and door are in and closed,but after while the water wears out the plastic o-ring and they leak and you lose water pressure to the top wash arm
Posted on Apr 01, 2010
SOURCE: Dirty dishes, pump acid wash.
I would not recommend using acid in a dishwasher it could lead to premature seal failure and damage the internal components.
There are cleaners that can be used that are dishwasher safe such as Lemi-Shine, Glisten, Rinse Aid dishwasher cleaner etc. Vinegar works pretty good too.
Depending on what the symptoms were a pump cleaning may be needed, before you act check out these tips I put together, feel free to send me a message back with any questions.
Posted on May 06, 2010
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