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Plates too tall for dishwasher

My new plates cannot go in the dishwasher b/c the racks are too short. Do you have any advise? whirlpool model#DU900PWKQ0 Serial# FL3808286 Type 280-1 Please let me know if you have any suggestions b/c I do not want to wash plates by hand every time.

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aborcass
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SOURCE: top rack not cleaning

load 4 cups right side up in all four corners of top rack, move all wash arms to a known positon(pointing foward just want to check there rotaiton). start diswasher, when you hear it start washing give it 30 sec or so andpop it open try to focus on middle spray arm when opening, shlould be turning quite well. and glasses sould be starting to fill. at least thats how it SHOULD operate

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

aborcass
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SOURCE: Whirlpool DU1055xtss doesn't fit cavity where old Whirlpool dishwasher exists

best bet go see your local KNOWLABLE sales rep. generally the mom and pop better then the big chains for knowing what will and wont fit your height requirements

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

rickzilla
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SOURCE: Dishwasher will not drain

Hello Tom,
Glad that you were able to find something out of place in the check valve ( like the gasket) which in turn was restricting the ball in that check valve from being in the right position. I'd be willing to bet that your problem is solved..
Regards,
Rick

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

jumptrout51
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SOURCE: Dishwasher rack rotting

Depends on the age.
Eventually dishwasher racks deteriorate.
It is rusting from the inside out.
Replace the rack.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

kram26
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SOURCE: My dishwasher is not washing dishes on the top rack...

HI,

The top rack is not cleaning because of low water pressure from the wash motor to the upper spray arm.
Assuming the top spray arms are clear of debris, remove the lower spray arm to access the wash motor. Remove the 4 torx screws and the filter (accumulator assembly). Remove the torx screw and the inlet protector that covers the chopper assembly. Make sure the chopper is not broken (broken chopper will fill with debris and block water flow). While holding the chopper blade, reach inside the "D" shaped opening on top of the motor and spin the wheel/motor by hand in each direction to make sure either the chopper gear or the motor gear that drives the chopper is not broken. Replace the chopper if necessary . If the motor gear is broken, replace the sump and motor assembly . Remove any debris from the sump area in the process.
You don't have to shut the power off to the dishwasher because the door will be open, but if you feel more comfortable, do so.


thanks,

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Ultra Wash Dishwasher - top rack arm not spinning

Hi: I just posted a similar problem, but found a solution. After taking the arm, etc. apart (and verifying no blockages), I thought maybe the lack of water pressure was being caused by the fact that there are TWO holes for the top spray arm (higher and lower rack setting) on my model. ie. that water was being forced out of both holes, causing a drop in water pressure, which was causing the top spray arm to stop spinning. I plugged the unused hole with a wine bottle cork (to keep the water from spraying out the unused hole), and voila, it now works.

I wish all appliance fixes were this easy...!

S

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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