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My dishwasher not spraying water

My dishwasher is not dispensing water when i turn it on.

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Answer kind of depends on whether tub fills or not. If tub is filling and the arms just aren't spraying water, that would suggest a problem with the pump or motor. If the tub is not even filling at all, then it may be a problem with the intake strainer, solenoid or valve. If you give mfg/model and more specific info I will try to help... Tripp

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: re: Maytag dishwasher

does the timer advance the control knob? check to see that nothing is in the way of the center spray tower. does it sound like any water is spraying around inside?

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I have a kenmore dishwasher (about 10 year old) it won't turn on. It just buzzed when set to wash. What can I do?

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SOURCE: Kenmore 665.1736 fills with water but does not spray

Take thre drain hose off from disposal. Pour hot water down the hose until full. Cover end with hand. Press cancel/drain while holding hand over hose - over bucket. That may unstick checkvalve balls and or fix air lock. I have to do that every 6 months or so. Started happening 1 month out of warranty. Go figure. Not a fix - just a work-around...

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SOURCE: water jet arm does not work

In most units, the movement of the arm is powered by the water. If the water does not come out of the arms, check the filter for debris or the arm itself. This could also be caused by mechanical issues. You may want to inspect the arms itself for loose connections or worn out parts.

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SOURCE: it doesn't start and clean light flashes

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Thanks for using FixYa. If the clean light flashes, pauses, and then repeats. When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it stops working and locks the functions (clean light flashes, all buttons are non responsive). It does this as a safety in case the element is broken and feeding electrical current into the water.

To resolve this you will have to reset the console. Do this by closing the door and press these buttons in sequence...


-high temp wash

-heated dry
-high temp wash
-heated dry


Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

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