I removed the lower arm and filter to clean the trap i guess you would say , now after i put it back together , the arm and tips over and lodges under the bottom rack , am i missing how to tighten this mechanisim
Re: lower arm and filter assem kenmore 587.16152400
The filter needs to go back on first, then the arm has notches so that it'll tight down, you need to rotate the arm till it falls in place, then the white handle is used (Goes around base of arm) to tighten it into place.
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First check this. Clean the water inlet filter at the tap outlet regularly. - Turn off the water tap. - Unscrew the end of the water inlet hose, remove the filter and clean it carefully under running water. - Replace the filter and screw the water hose back into position. Then, if needed check this. Cleaning the filters The filter assembly consists of three filters which remove food residues from the washing water and then recirculate the water. They should be cleaned if you wish to achieve the best results in every wash. Clean the filters regularly. The dishwasher should not be used without filters, or if the filter is loose. After several washes, check the filter assembly and if necessary clean it thoroughly under running water, using a non-metallic brush and following the instructions below: 1. Turn the cylindrical filter C in an anti-clockwise direction and pull it out (fig. 1). 2. Remove the cup filter B by exerting a slight pressure on the side flaps (fig. 2). 3. Slide out the stainless steel plate filter A (fig. 3). 4. Inspect the trap and remove any food residue. NEVER REMOVE the wash cycle pump (black detail) (fig. 4). Always keep the door of the appliance ajar in order to avoid moisture from forming and being trapped inside the machine. Clean the seals around the door and detergent dispensers regularly using a damp sponge. This will avoid food becoming trapped in the seals, which is the main cause behind the formation of unpleasant odours. Preventing unpleasant odours Food residue may become encrusted onto the sprayer arms and block the holes used to spray the water. It is therefore recommended that the arms are checked from time to time and cleaned with a small non-metallic brush. The two sprayer arms may both be removed. To remove the upper sprayer arm, rotate the locking ring in an anti-clockwise direction. The upper sprayer arm should be replaced with the holes facing upwards. The lower sprayer arm can be removed by pressing on the side tabs and pulling it upwards. Cleaning the sprayer arms After cleaning the filters, replace the filter assembly and fix it in position correctly; this is essential for maintaining the efficient operation of the dishwasher. Leaving the machine unused for extended periods If the water hoses are new or have not been used for an extended period of time, let the water run to make sure it is clear and free of impurities before performing the necessary connections. If this precaution is not taken, the water inlet could become blocked and damage the dishwasher. Cleaning the water inlet filter* Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply and shut off the water tap. Leave the door of the appliance ajar. When you return, run a wash cycle when the dishwasher is empty. That should cover all your bases
Generally, the lower spray arm is easily removed by unscrewing a nut or thumb screw on the top of the arm. The arm will lift off easily and you can flush it at your kitchen sink. I sometimes have to take a toothpick, a brush, and/or tweezers to remove bits of paper, bone, or peelings. You can also soak it in ammonia to cut the grease that may have built up inside it. Then put it in place and rescrew the not or screw. I hope this helps. If it does, please come back to Fixya and rate my solution.
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
Dishes not getting clean is caused by either a restricted drain, (usually the problem) or larger than usual particulate under the lower wash arm tower.
The restricted drain can manifest itself:
- At the pump outlet, (remove hose and inspect drain port)
- At the air gap at the sink (remove cover by lifting straight up then unscrew the inner cap nut and remove the particulate) NOTE the installed position of the upper cap under the net as it will only go back together in one position)
- At the Air Gap outlet hose connection (remove hose and inspect plastic tubing)
- At the sink connection. This can be either a direct plumbing connection or a garbabge disposal connection. (remove the hose and inpect drain connection.
As far as the lower wash arm tower
- Remove the lower wash arm.... NOTE the stack up of parts... it only goes together one way!!!!
- Remove the lower wash arm tower screws
- Lift off the lower wash arm tower and clean the screen area.
- Remove the screen and check in the pump impeller area for a broken inpeller or damaged pump housing.
I really need the long model number if you need further assistance. The model number will look like this 220.13599000 but the numbers could be something much different.
I had the same problem - a 10 minute fix. The issue tends to be that the trap gets clogged by debris (like broken glass etc.) and restricts the amount of water that can be evacuated by the tub.
1. Undo the trap cover (two hex headed screws) 2. Remove the trap cover 3. Remove the inner trap grate 4. BE CAREFUL NOW ! Gently remove debris - this can have broken glass in it !!! - You can use a wet vac if you have one. Ensure all debrs is removed and the trap is clear. 5. Clean trap cover and grate 6. Re-install cover and grate 7. Bingo !
Look in the inside for any screen that would be easily removed, some dishwashers have a self cleaning filter so you may not find it. I have a lot of other tips for you if your dishwasher is not cleaning so check it out. http://tclaundryrepair.com/dishwasher
in the dishwasher you will see you lower spray arm. take it off. now
going up the back is the supply tube. you need to pop it off of thed
top then the back and turn it clockwise to get it off the motor. after
you do that you will see 4 torx screws. take all 4 out and you will be
able to remove the fine filter. thats the normally grey piece with all
the slots. after you remove the filter you will see two more torx
screws. remove them they are for 2 seperate pieces one is the foreigh
food seperator and the other is the chopper cover. remove both of them
and clean the whole thing out. as yiou are puytting it back together.
let me know if you get stuck
I suggest checking the spray-bars - the upper and lower arms - for debris in the little nozzles. Mine get clogged with jar labels and bits of chipped pottery. You can usually remove the spray-bars by turning the knurled nuts to remove them. Keep a note of the order of any washers or spacers, and you will probably find that the nut on the lower bar has a left-hand thread, so you will need to turn that the opposite way to normal to remove it. Once you get them off you can back flush then under the cold tap to make the junk come out of the big hole in the middle.
The filter is usually a little plastic basket in the bottom of the machine that can be removed by turning it a little anticlockwise and lifting it out for cleaning.
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Mama, cleaning the filter on this is pretty easy. If you look at the lower spray arm, I believe that it just snaps on. Should be some clips on the lower part holding it on. Remove the spray arm and grab the filter trap handle. Turn it to the right or left 45 degrees and it will lift out. It's keyed to lock on and off. Now you can remove the filter and look right down into the sump. Just take your time and remember the position order so you can reverse it when putting it back together..This is for the model posted...Catriver..post back.