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Posted on Dec 07, 2008
Electrical tape is used for electrical connections and not to stop
water leaks. Best bet is to remove the connection and inspect the hose
for a tiny tear. When reinstalling, use a new hose clamp to secure..
First thing I would do if I were there is to shut off the water supply. Remove the water line from your home going to the water inlet valve. Next, flip the valve around and take a look at the valve screen and see if it is block with debris....If it is, scrape it lightly with a small flatbladed screwdriver and then blow it out with some air. Hopefully this is the problem and you are finished....
Machine won't fill or does not fill completely.
(Display shows E0, E2, E3, working.
or E4. Machine will not 4. Drain valve open — turn machine OFF to drain machine, then
1. Low water pressure — check for clogged hose strainer; check that site water pressure meets minimum flow pressures.
2. Make sure probes are clean. (Refer to Cleaning, page 12.)
3. No water pressure — main water supply valves may not be ON. Repeat twice (this assists in clearing any drain valve obstructions). Wait for machine to reach READY mode and press WASH. Slowly open door several seconds later and note water level. Close door; 30 seconds later, open door slowly and check that water level is the same as it was. If not, repeat the OFF-ON procedure. If problem contact Service.
5. Delime machine.
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
To keep a dishwasher working at top efficiency, keep the pump strainers and spray arm
holes free of small food particles and other deposits.
The pump screens are usually located in the well at the base of the unit. Some units don't
have screens, so if you don't see an obvious opening in the bottom of the dishwasher with
a screen on it you may have one of these models.
Remove any large food particles from the pump screen with your fingers (be careful of
any broken glass) and then gently brush the screen filter clean with a toothbrush or other
Clean Spray Holes
The holes in the rotating spray arm in the center of the dishwasher can also get clogged.
Remove the spray arm. The lower arms will most likely lift off their brackets, but they
may be held in place with a nut. The overhead arms will probably snap in place or be
secured with a nut. Check your owner's manual, but in either case, these arms are easily
Use a straightened paper clip or piece of thin wire to unclog any holes that you cannot see
through in the spray arms. Poke the wire through the hole and wiggle it back and forth to
dislodge the dirt or food particles, being careful not to damage or enlarge the hole. When
all the holes are open, turn the arm so the large center opening that fits on the shaft faces
down. Then shake the hollow arm so all the small particles fall out of the opening. If
you don't get most of these loose particles out of the arm, they will reclog it as soon as
you run the dishwasher.
Periodically clean the interior sides and inside of the door by washing it down with a
paste of baking soda and water. Use a sponge to wipe off stains (if they're stubborn let
the paste set for a while) and remove tough areas with a scrubbing pad.
Keep the soap dispenser compartment clean and check that the door closes easily. If the
door to this compartment sticks, the soap is not released and it cakes up in the
compartment. Usually all that is needed to get the door working again is to clean the
excess soap from the compartment. Remove the excess soap and clean the compartment
and the area around the door.
Keep the door panel and door seal clean by washing with a mild soap and water solution.
For spotted areas that are especially noticeable on black glass fronts, use a damp sponge
dipped in borax. Rinse with water and dry with a soft rag.
Daily use of your dishwasher keeps water in the bottom of the tub, which lubricates the
rubber seals in the unit and pump. If you're going to be away for several months, pour an
ounce of cooking oil into the puddle of standing water in the bottom to keep the water
from evaporating. This helps prevent the rubber parts from drying out and shrinking
during the long lay-up.
In addition to splashing water around, a dishwasher requires hot water to work
efficiently. Check the water temperature at the nearest faucet to the dishwasher. Run the
water into a glass and place a candy or meat thermometer in the glass. Allow the water to
run until the temperature doesn't rise. If it's not at least 140 degrees, turn the temperature
up on your water heater (keep in mind that in order to prevent scalding, the water
temperature should be lower if children or the infirmed are in residence). Don't set it any
higher or you will be wasting energy.
Keep up with the maintenance to make sure your dishwasher runs efficiently
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Posted on Dec 07, 2008
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