Question about KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS02FRSS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
Our dishwasher is only 20 months old. The rinse aid dispenser would dispense properly until recently. I filled it over two months ago and it still reads "full" and the dishes are NOT getting clean. I cannot find anything in our Owners Manual trouble-shooting section. The fill "plug" works OK - goes from "locked" to "open" just fine. Inside that, there is another "dial" with an arrow and dotted openings. This will turn somewhat - it also turns from "open" to "locked" as well. Is this supposed to do that? Does this inner mechanism operate the amount of rinse aid dispensed? If so, what position should it be in? Or am I barking up the wrong tree and I need a new dispenser?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I see that you are having an issue with your rinse aid dispenser not adding rinse aid into your Frigidaire dishwasher. You may need to run hot water into your dispenser to help clear out any dirt or clogs within your dispenser. If that does not help I would recommend making sure the water temperature inside your dishwasher is at 120 degrees. If the water is not at the correct temperature it will not allow proper dispensing of the rinse aid. You may also want to check the filter at the bottom of your dishwasher to assure that it has been cleaned out and is not distributing dirt or debris inside of your dishwasher. I would also recommend checking the spray arms to make sure they are not dirty and spray water evenly. You can clean them out using a pipe cleaner. I hope this information is helpful to you. -Matt
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Check the rinse aid indicator beside the rinse aid dispenser cap. If the indicator window is clear, refill the dispenser. The dishwasher will retain moisture and the heat dry option will not perform properly without rinse aid. Turn the dispenser cap clockwise and lift it up to remove it. Pour rinse aid into the dispenser until the indicator appears full. Place the dispenser cap over the dispenser and turn it counterclockwise to tighten it.
Load the dishes properly so that all dishes can drain after the rinse cycle. Do not overload the dishwasher. Towel-dry plastic dishes because they will not dry completely during the dry cycle.
Select the heated dry option on the dishwasher. The air-dry and energy-saving dry options will not perform as well as the heated dry.
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