It appears that the spray arm is not engaged and turning. Problem for a while because dishes were not coming out clean. I ran an empty cycle with lime away and it would not shut off and water was leaking from under the drawer. The only way to shut it off was at the breaker
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Arm operates(turns) by water pressure. If it does not turn no water is going to the top spray arm. make sure the setting washer is on does not preclude the top spray arm from operating(read manual). If not check arm by spinning by hand to make sure it is free. If arm is free and it still does not turn when DW is running than there is a restriction in the tubing to the upper spray arm or the check ball or solenoid are not operating correctly.
Check that the arm rotates freely when spun by hand, then check that the arm outlet jets at the trailing end of the arms are not blocked with food particles and other solid matter. This often happens and the arm is unable to turn because the water jet that is supposed to drive the arm does not have the force to rotate it with the result is that the upper dishes do not get enough water and chemicals. It may also cause water to continue dripping onto dried dishes after the the drying cycle has stopped.
Check that the arm outlet jets at the trailing end of the arms are not blocked with food particles and other solid matter. This often happens and the arm is unable to turn because the water jet that is supposed to drive the arm does not have the force to rotate it with the result is that the upper dishes do not get enough water and chemicals. It may also cause water to continue dripping onto dried dishes after the the drying cycle has stopped.
check water going into unit. disconnect to make sure there is a strong pressure going through.
check the water valve with a meter if there is continuity the valve is good. if not the valve is bad a no water water will go through. let me know if this helps
could be the plastic shaft extension that screws onto the motor shaft to drive the pump. The threads on the plastic extension would sometimes get stripped out so that even though the motor is running, it isn't driving the pump mechanism. Assuming the dishwasher is filling with water and motor is running during the wash cycle. also check spray arm openings to make sure they aren't plugged up.
ok so If your dishwasher has worked fine in the past but, suddenly, your
dishes aren't clean after the dishwasher completes all cycles: 1) Check your water heater's temperature dial to
be sure it hasn't been changed recently. 2) Be sure dishes haven't prevented the detergent
dispenser from opening properly during the wash cycles or kept the spray arms
from turning, the lower arm from rising, or the spray from reaching the upper
rack's dishes. 3) During the wash cycle, listen to the spray arm
spinning inside. If it seems to be spinning poorly, clean out the spray holes
in the spray arm(s) with a stiff piece of wire; wait for the machine to cool,
and then remove the spray arm(s) by unscrewing the hub cap and lifting the
arm(s) off RegardsGizokieth
Switch to a brand name powder detergent like Electrosol or Cascade. Never use ultracheap, generic DW detergent powder in any dishwasher. Run a load with dirty dishes and see the results are.
If cleaning results remain poor open the sump area by removing the lower spray arm and the filter assembly. Remove all debris in and around the sump area. Inspect the impeller down there to make sure it is not broken and that it spins freely. Clean the filter well in the sink. Reassemble. Also, check all spray arm holes for blockage.
Run a load of dishes and check cleaning results. If problems continue, you almost certainly have a failing wash motor and replacement is your next step.
Post here is you would like more assistance. Good Luck!
With nothing getting clean, the first thing to do is clean the filter and also underneath it. You will need to remove several screws and the lower spray arm to do the cleaning. Watch out for broken glass! Rinse out the filter as best possible.
Look carefully at the impeller to make sure it spins freely and is not damaged. While you are down there, look for any problems (brakes/damage) with the heating element.
Reassemble the filter and spray arm. Test with a load of dishes.
If problems continue, but the spray arms appear to be spinning well, the problem is most likely a failed heating element. Replacing it should make thing work much better.
Please get back to me with what you find. Good Luck!