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I have a whirlpool dishwasher it works for 5/6 hours and doesn't stop.what is the problem.

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6ya6ya
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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Macmarkus
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SOURCE: Re: Model # 665-17039401. Clean light

Hello, Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description, "clean light stays on" this is actually an error code as you may or may not know associated with the heating process. What typically happens is poor water circulation preventing the water from heating properly.


To resolve this, I'd start with the following...the wash pump area. You`ll need to follow these steps to clean it.

1 ) Remove the turbo wash tube if applicable to your model, it pulls off, i.e.
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2 ) Spray arm removal. hold the center nut and spin the arm.
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3 ) Now you can remove the upper spray arm supply tub or referred to sometimes as "rear feed cap".
a ) lift to depress the rear tab, i.e.
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b ) Then twist the feeder to the right ( clockwise ), i.e.
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4 ) Now you can remove the center nut...

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Then remove the four # 20 torx head screws holding the filter in place, and lift the filter out.

Below the filter you`ll find food debris, undissolved detergent etc, but also a cover with a single #10 torx head screw to remove and the cover will pull straight up and out. the arrows from left to right in the image indicate...

1) screw location
2) tab to pull up on
3) the latch you may need to twist to the left to remove the cover
i.e.
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Now you should see the chopper and screen assembly, it too can be clogged up pretty bad, clean it best you can...you don`t really want to remove this part.

If my explanation is not clear enough, here`s a link which provides a pretty good video of how to do this, these guys aren`t pro`s but the "how to" video is pretty thorough nonetheless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRCCrEwrst8&NR=1

Once these actions have been performed you'll need to clear the error code. to do so is as follows.
Press the following buttons in this sequence...

HEATED DRY - NORMAL, HEATED DRY - NORMAL, HEATED DRY - NORMAL

This diagnostic cycle may take approx. 15-20 minutes to complete. Let it proceed through to completion and you should be good to go...unless the heater itself is at fault or a wire has vibrated loose from the heater...those are steps to follow if OR when necessary.

Let me know how you make out, please keep me informed if you need further assistance or anything is unclear. Please take a moment to rate me assistance and a short testimony is appreciated as well.

Thank you for choosing FixYa and good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on May 10, 2011

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Daniel S
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SOURCE: Why doesn't our Whirlpool dishwasher

Hi



If you are noticing that the dishes are not clean, then there are a few things to check for. Check the soap powder if it's kept in a dry environment. Also try replacing the powder with something like a gel or liquid. Next thing to check for is the water pressure and fill valve. Check if the water is filling in and the spray arms are throwing the water with enough pressure. Try and listen to the sound if you hear a proper spraying action sound.

If it seems as a low water pressure then check the fill valve. Now, check if dishwasher is draining the water or not. While the dishwasher is working check whether the dishwasher is draining and there is not much left out water after the cycle is complete. Try cleaning the spray arm with a soft brush. The water temperature plays a major role in cleaning of dishes. The temp should be between 125 and 150 F for dishwasher to clean the dishes.


Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.


Daniel

Posted on May 19, 2011

oldTech2332
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SOURCE: Only a small amount of

There are 2 possible things causing that

1) the water inlet valve is bad and not fully opening to let in enough water

2)water pressure to that inlet valve is restricted,that could be from if it uses a stainless steel flex hose,something under the sink has pinched it perhaps .

To check turn off water remove line where it connects to dishwasher place end in bucket and turn water supply back on...if pressure good the valve needs being replaced

Reply back with actual model number as found off of label on door rim and i'll give ya part number

Posted on Aug 23, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a whirlpool dishwasher DU920PFGZ0 and the

Is there a tall dish/cookie sheet/pan blocking the dispenser door from opening fully? Check inside the rack of the dishwasher to see where the dispenser door lines up.

Posted on Oct 11, 2011

mc1bean
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SOURCE: whirlpool dishwasher ADP 4502 Water fills and

Hello, ryklien

I was trying to help you out here. I was going back to some customers that asked questions in the past and it appeared that no one answered them, so I thought I would take some of my personal time to see if I can help. Here is a link to about everything you want to know about your dishwasher, from repair to trouble shooting it,pictures, video's. Just scroll around and you will see tons of information to almost any question you might have on your dishwasher. If you go to this link and click around, I am sure you will find out so much about your dishwasher, you will know more that the company that made it. Here Is the link for you to click on>>

http://home.howstuffworks.com/dishwasher.htm


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Posted on Oct 27, 2011

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