Re: How do I remove an old dishwsher? The electrical...
Is this wired directly to the Breaker/fuse box?
Or is there an electrical outlet socket under the sink that this plugs into?
Possibly for the former you may need to turn off the breaker, remove the fuse to turn off the power. Unscrew the machine where it is attached to the counter and pull it out from the counter. Where the wire is attached to the machine, unscrew it and remove it from the machine. The machine's drain hose should be removed from the drain where it is attached to the disposal or the drain pipe. Then you can discard the old machine.
If there is an electric socket that the power is plugged into unplug and follow the rest of the procedure. Otherwise after removing the machine, get an electrician to install a plug outlet so that your new machine can be plugged into the wall socket and alleviate this problem in the future.
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take the filter out of the bottom of the dishwasher and clean them.make sure that the pipes arent blocked,you can do this with a wire coat hanger,but carefully.then reassemble and get a dishwaher cleaing product and run it through the machine
Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya Most
cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough wash
water, so the water-inlet valve is often to blame. This valve is usually
at the bottom left or right of the dishwasher, behind the lower access
panel. It's the device with the main water line from the house, a rubber
tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it. When
a water-inlet valve is defective, you may hear the sound that's usually
referred to as "water hammer." If the water-inlet valve is defective,
you need to completely replace it. Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve Replacement
Be sure to read and understand any instructions that come with the new water inlet valve.
Step 1. Disconnect the dishwasher from its power source.
Note: Dishwashers are usually wired directly to the home's electrical
system. To disconnect the power, switch off the circuit breaker or
remove the fuse for the electrical circuit the dishwasher is attached
to. Try to turn the unit on after disconnecting the power to be sure you
CAUTION: If you're not sure you've shut off the power properly, DO NOT
CONTINUE. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to complete the
Step 2. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher. This is usually
underneath the kitchen sink or in the basement or crawlspace near the
location of the dishwasher. Pliers may be helpful here.
Note: If there are no shut-off valves, you must shut the water off at the main water supply valve for your home.
Step 3. Remove the lower panel(s) of the dishwasher. These are usually
held by 2 to 4 screws at the upper and lower corners of the panel(s).
The inlet valve is usually near the front of the dishwasher. Attached to
the valve you'll see: 2 or 4 wires, the water supply line from the
house and the water feed line that goes to the dishwasher.
Step 4. Remove the household water supply line from the valve. The line
is usually secured with a brass compression nut. The water supply line
is usually copper or braided stainless steel.
CAUTION: Water supply line may be hot.
Step 5. Remove the fitting from the valve the water supply line was
attached to. This fitting may be very difficult to remove. It may help
to put the valve into a vice in order to remove the fitting. If you
cannot remove it, replace it. The fitting is not an appliance part but a
plumbing part that is available at most hardware stores.
Step 6. Remove the screws holding the valve to the dishwasher frame.
Step 7. Label the wires to the valve so you'll be sure to reattach them correctly.
Step 8. Remove the wires from the valve.
Step 9. Remove the clamp on the black rubber water discharge tube and pull the tube off of the valve.
Step 10. Reinstall the old fitting (or a replacement fitting if
necessary) onto the new valve the water supply line was attached to. Use
Teflon tape or pipe joint compound as a thread sealant. Make this
fitting tight to prevent leaks. Make sure that the fitting points in the
same direction as the old one so that the water supply line will meet
up with it properly.
Step 11. Install the new valve in the reverse order of the removal instructions.
Note: The water supply line is under high pressure. Be sure to tighten the fittings properly.
Step 12. Turn on the water to the machine, and check for and correct any leaks.
Step 13. Reinstall the access panel(s). Restore the power to the dishwasher and test.
Note: You may have to let the dishwasher run a few minutes before it reaches the next water fill cycle.
Take off the bottom panel and check to see if you have electric where the electric line comes in to the dishwasher.Please be careful you may have a wire that came out of the wire nut connection. Hope this leads you in the right direction.
Can't see what your original problem was but the electrical smell could be the power connection in the junction box in the bottom of the dishwasher. I have had several burn the wires here.
Also, not sure of the age of d'washer. some of the older ones had an issue where the wires come up into the door. look at the harness where it goes thru the bottom of the door.
Do your dishes look cloudy or spotty? If so it is not soap but rather hard water residue. Go to www.dishwasherfilter.com and get a filter that filters the water before it enters your dishwasher. it is very affordable(like 70 bucks) and guaranteed to work or you can return it for a full refund. I bet this will solve the problem.
3 wire setup, middle wire goes on the middle of terminal block,and one wire each on each side of it,4 wire setup white wire goes to middle of terminal block ,red and black goes to does not matter which side(both 120 volts) goes on each side of block,the green wire gets mounted to the cabinet,it is the extra ground-mike
Make sure you have power to the dishwasher, check circuit breaker. If circuit breaker is ok, then remove toe panel at bottom front of machine, on the right hand side is where the power cable goes into a little metal box. Turn off circuit breaker to kill power to the dishwasher, remove electrical box cover and check to make sure that the wire nuts are tight. Reapply power and test. If still no go then remove tech service sheet from toe panel insulation, get yourself a multi-meter and start test individual components until you find the one that is bad. Hope this helps.