Question about Kenmore 24 in. 16032 Built-in Dishwasher
I have a 2 year old Kenmore 1603 dishwasher that suddenly stopped dispensing the soap and leaving it in the dispenser. When I open the door after a wash cycle, the dispenser door is open with just a little bit of soap used and the dishes still dirty.
Hi Dirty Dish gang.
After having 2 appliance repairmen here, I now have the latest scoop on our dishwasher problems, $200 later!
Los Angeles IS currently having hard water issues. Also, all the new cleaning gels etc. are actually a cause of our dishwasher problems.
So, here is what we need to do:
1. Use Cascade POWDER detergent only. Make sure is is just "plain" no "scented" or "complete" or gel, etc. (I have tried a phosphate free powder and gel and this is a cause of our problem as well!) 2. Use Jet Dry in the dispenser (set it to a 2-3 opening) 3. Make sure water is at least 120 degrees 4. Only run dishwasher on "normal" setting. All others just run it longer, hence causing more water stains. 5. Do not pre-wash dishes! You can knock of chunks with a "non" soapy brush, but don't rinse (the oils actually help to clean the dishes) 6. Do not wash sponges in dishwasher.
Acid Wash: The repairman just gave my washer an Acid Wash today. It says it is an acid derived from lemon, I got mine from Carters appliance in Torrance, CA for about $19. I am to run a normal cycle with the above mentioned Cascade after this "acid cycle" is finished.
If you are still having problems:
Monthly maintenance: Glass Magic: Buy a box of Glass Magic (near the Cascade) Use 1 Tbsb in main detergent compartment of dishwasher along with the Cascade, till washer starts working again. White Vinegar: You can run an empty dishwasher with white vinegar once a month. Fill a bowl with 2 cups vinegar and place on bottom rack. Then run as a normal cycle...this allows vinegar to disperse slowly.
So far it seems to be working. Good luck.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
Run delimer through the dishwasher
Posted on Feb 28, 2013
Dishwasher leaving water spots even though filled with jetdry
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
Sprayers are probably clogged
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 31, 2011 | Kenmore 24 in. 15689 Built-in Dishwasher
Mar 03, 2011 | GE Dishwashers
Sep 08, 2010 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher
Jan 08, 2010 | Kenmore Dishwashers
Dec 30, 2009 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS01FLBL Built-in...
Aug 06, 2009 | Kenmore 24 in. 16032 Built-in Dishwasher
Feb 12, 2009 | Smeg CSU2001 Built-in Dishwasher
Aug 04, 2008 | GE 24 in. Profile PDW7800 Built-in...
Feb 16, 2008 | Bosch 24 in. SHU43 Built-in Dishwasher
Oct 26, 2007 | Dishwashers
2,428 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: