Question about Dishwashers
18 month old delonghi dishwasher is working but the bottom rack of dishes comes out unclean. ive observed that the top spray arm is spraying but the bottom spray arm is stationary throughout the entire wash cycle.ive inspected the bottom spray arm and its clean and clear,removed base plate hoses are ok,no leaks. what do you think it could be?
Thanks akubra_lands, it worked for me too on model DW28W. I thought I should elaborate on your answer for anyone else who comes across this while researching the same problem.
The repair is ridiculously simple (takes about 10min) and the only tools needed are 1 philips/posidrive screwdriver and 1 flat blade screwdriver. Assuming you've unplugged it from mains power:
Now take a moment to admire the handiwork of the engineer who planned the failure of that innocent little plastic flap around 6 months after the expiry of the warranty.
I actually had a repair man come and look at the problem, and yep, right on cue, he told me it needed a new pump motor. $300. When he realised I was on to him he just gave up. So hard for repair people to do an honest day's work these days..
Posted on Nov 10, 2011
I removed the half wash solenoid on the side of the water pump and notice the plastic flap was ajar and getting forced down with water pressure even though half wash hadnt been selected. i removed the plastic flap, replaced solenoid and bottom spray arm works fine now. we never use the half wash cycle so it was a good result for us.thanks for all your help. regards rob
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
Just had the exact same fault. Model DW28W.. Removed the flap and presto..all working again.
Posted on Feb 21, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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