Question about KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI01FLSS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
I press the Start button and the water fills the machine and will also drain..but the bottom rack spin arms are not working. Consequently, the dishes are not getting clean.
I checked to see if the spin arms were clogged..and they weren't.
I checked to see if anything was blocking the drain..but .nothing was.
Make sure the spray arm is actually rotating and the jets aren't clogged. You should be able to hear the arm rotating when the dishwasher is operating.
Otherwise, perhaps the pump is plugged or not working and the water isn't "jetting"
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
The problem most people encounter with dishwashers is a simple inability to get the dishes clean. There might be stuck-on food
or residue from the detergent. A water pressure problem may be the
culprit. You may need to replace the water intake valve. Another common
problem is mineral build-up. If your house has hard water, the mineral
build-up can clog the water jets. Clear each jet with a wire or pin,
and run an empty load with some vinegar in the detergent dispenser
about once a month.
Sometimes, the dishwasher has problems draining properly. There could be a clog in the drain hose, or a problem with the pump. It's also possible that the dishwater is getting too sudsy, and sensors in the washer aren't detecting the soap foam as water. This causes it to shut down the drain cycle too early. Just use less detergent.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
The top rack is not cleaning because of low water pressure from the wash motor to the upper spray arm.
Assuming the top spray arms are clear of debris, remove the lower spray arm to access the wash motor. Remove the 4 torx screws and the filter (accumulator assembly). Remove the torx screw and the inlet protector that covers the chopper assembly. Make sure the chopper is not broken (broken chopper will fill with debris and block water flow). While holding the chopper blade, reach inside the "D" shaped opening on top of the motor and spin the wheel/motor by hand in each direction to make sure either the chopper gear or the motor gear that drives the chopper is not broken. Replace the chopper if necessary (part # 8268383). If the motor gear is broken, replace the sump and motor assembly (part # 8535150). Remove any debris from the sump area in the process.
You don't have to shut the power off to the dishwasher because the door will be open, but if you feel more comfortable, do so.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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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...
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