Dishwasher sounds like it is running, but no water is circulating
My dishwasher sounds like it is in the wash or rinse cycle. Even though it sounds like it is working, there is no water cycling. I also let it run and it doesnt switch to another cycle. Normally when I start it, the sound is slight, now it sounds like it goes directly into the wash cycle. I am not sure what is going on. It sounds the same on all of the options. What do you think?
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Normally if you started the rinse cycle with water already in the base of the dishwasher it will immediately go into circulating the water through the wash arms. Do you hear the wash arms running when the washer is stuck at 11mins? Also when the washer is stuck at 73 mins are the wash arms running all the time or do you hear the pump operate at some stage? If you have the dishwasher manual available make sure the water pressure setting is at HI or LO depending on your rated mains water pressure.
Most likely cause is the spray arms are blocked. You need to ensure it is the wash pump motor that is running and not the drain motor. Do you see water sitting at the base of the dishwasher? Does the machine complete a wash cycle (even if the water does not appear to circulate)?
1. the water does not get into the dishwasher open the dishwasher 3-4 times during cycle, you should see some water at least once, if not - check water valve, water level float and water pressure. 2. the pump is clogged - there is water, the motor will run but no water is circulated. Check pump filters, check chopper and impeller. 3. motor in main pump is not working - could be caused by something stuck on the impeller or chopper or could be a problem with the motor itself or control board. Check if line voltage is coming to the motor during wash/rinse cycle.
the water does not get into the dishwasher open the dishwasher 3-4
times during cycle, you should see some water at least once, if not - check
water valve, water level float and water pressure.
the pump is clogged - there is water, the motor will run but no water is circulated. Check pump filters, check chopper and impeller.
motor in main pump is not working - could be caused by something
stuck on the impeller or chopper or could be a problem with the motor
itself or control board. Check if line voltage is coming to the motor
during wash/rinse cycle.
i had a call on this the other day and the problem was the water valve under the sink was not open all the way. so even though the water valve was energized properly the customer never got the volume the circulation pump needed to wash correctly
It is very common that high eficiency, low water using dishwashers take longer to finish all cycles. The best way to "hurry" the washing is to make sure that the water heater is providing hot water of at least 120 degrees. But no hotter then 140 degrees.
If the dishwasher runs even longer, check to see is the dishwasher is actually connected to the cold water line. This dishwasher can be run from cold water but the water heating phase in the cycles will add much time ti the entire cycle.
This unit has a sensor that detects the detects the water clarity towards the end of the wash cycle. Rinsing the dishes may speed the load a little, but encourage not to go crazy on the rinsing because the dishwasher actually counts on the food particles to help clean the dishes.
Also, note that the final (third) blinking light means drying. You can simply open the door anytime after the final draining and power off the dishwasher, allowing the hot dishes to air dry.
Hope this helps. Please resply with your findings. Thanks!
No matter how well you rinse wares, some food particles will always go into the machine. Sometimes these particles can build up and lead to what you describe. I would start by inpecting the wash tub area; remove screens, remove wash arms and clean as needed. You are looking for any residual food soil which would harbor bacteria. If all else fails, follow your nose!
Once everything is as clean as you can make it, then purchase a product for cleaning/deliming your machine. One I know of is called "Dishwasher Magic" which should be available at most appliance repair stores. Run this through the machine on a long or heavy cycle. Once complete, run a second cycle with nothing but water to rinse any lingering chemistry.
Lastly, for a 3rd (and final) cycle, add a cup of bleach to kill off any remaining odor-causing bacteria. But, DO NOT SKIP THE RINSE CYCLE mentioned above.
This should take care of the problem,