Question about Dishwashers
If your machine has the collapsible tower in the center of the bottom spray arm, it may not be operating properly. While the machine is running, quickly open the door to determine if the tower has popped up. (You might see it collapsing when door first opens.) If it pops up, it may not be sitting straight, which means the water is then not shooting up to the funnel of the arm located under the upper rack. (Your upper dishes will certainly not be cleaned well if this is the case, even if there is enough water to wet them.) Now open the door after running the machine 15 seconds to determine if the arms are moving. If upper arm is not rotating, you can be sure there is not sufficient water feeding into it. If the lower arm is also not moving, you likely don't have enough water in the machine to begin with. After about 5 yrs, the hot water can expand something inside the water intake valve (a washer?) which then blocks the flow of water. This was our problem and was very easily replaced.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
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