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My dishwasher does not wash the dishes

The water enters the dishwasher and leaves the DW at appropriate times but does not circulate thru the DW to wash the dishes

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I don't know your brand but It is in the wash pump please give me your model and brand and I will help you

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  • flyingtarzan Dec 14, 2008

    the pump kit is #8531017 and what is the level of the water as it is running?

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 Not draining the water out....

  1. Check for hose kinks or food plugging drain hose. Start at the drain port exit (there are others, this is just an example)
  2. Check the check valve and drain hose for debris.
  3. Check pump motor for reversing during the pump out make sure the dishwasher is pausing between the wash and drain cycles letting the pump/motor reverse for the drain cycle.
  4. Check timer for not letting the dishwasher pause. ( not all dishwashers )
  5. Check pump motor assembly for a drain solenoid, during the pump out make sure the solenoid makes that distinctive "clunk" noise
  6. If you have recently installed a new garbage disposal, check knock-out plugat connection.
  7. Check pump impeller for damage.
  8. Check that the water inlet valve isn't seeping fresh water into the dishwasher when off.
    Dishes not cleaned properly....
     
    1. Check the water temperature. Should be 125 to 140 F.
    2. Check pump re-circulation., Listen, see if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough pressure.
    3. Check water level when the fill cycle has completed. Should be just under the heating element. If not, possibly need to replace the water inlet valve.
    4. Check the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks.
    5. Check to make sure dishwasher is draining after each cycle. There should only be a little water in the bottom of the tub.
    6. Make sure the dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.
    7. Possibly try a different detergent. Some liquid-gels will bubble and a pump cannot pump bubbles.

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Hi,
might be there is sum chocking in the main unit (inside dishwasher).
Thanks

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

  • futureloginn
    futureloginn Dec 14, 2008

    Go clear your problem through the above link ------

    http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_9_1.asp...

    Thanks



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-Try to use a name brand powder, rather then a generic. Even a small box. I had similar problems with my LG dishwasher when I tried to save money by buying a generic powder. My dishes did not get clean and white marks were left behind on my stainless steel DW liner and the dishes. When you ad the powder, do not over fill the dispenser. Add less than the full dispenser cup and close it. Place some powder in that shallow square indent on the dispenser lid to help the pre-wash cycle. Also, run the water in the sink until hot water runs immediately before you start the DW.

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-If the problems continue, it is time to remove the filter assembly by removing the 9 silver phillips screws from the filter assembly. You will also need to remove the lower sprayer arm by pulling straight up and then out. With a flashlight, inspect the sump area that was hidden by the filter assembly, looking for any debris that has jammed into anywhere down there. Watch out for broken glass as you feel around. Reassemble and test with a load of dirty dishes.

The poor drying may be caused by not keeping the rinse aid re-filled. Check that first.

Also, these water and energy conserving dishwashers actually use the "dirt" from the dirty dishes to help clean the dishes during the first two wash cycles. Simply clear the big chunks off the dishes and put the dishes in the DW.

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-If you had reported food debris sticking to dishes, (which you didn't), the first thing to do is clear the holes in the wash arms, then open the sump area , remove the filter assembly and inspect closely with a flashlight to locate blocking debris. (watch out for broken glass!) Inspect the impeller and make sure it is not damaged. If after assembly, the cleaning is still poor, it is time to replace the wash pump / motor assembly.

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