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Dishwasher is not cleaning dishes.

The dishwasher is filling up just below the black coil. I do not think the water is reaching the arms to shoot up and wash the dishes. Water drains fine from the dishwasher to the sink. I also do not think the arms are turning when the machine is on. Also, cycle stops at 5 o'clock. Need to manually adjust to continue. Soap dispenser is fine. Please advise.

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  • msalarcon Jan 08, 2009

    Thank you for the quick response. The unit still wouldnt move to the next cycle after 2 hours. The water was hot and and I ended up burning my finger on the heating coil! I dont think enough water is filling up in the unit.

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You need to check to see what the temps of you water going into the unit is. it needs to be atleast 120 degrees. if not your unit may be waiting to heat the water, until it does then it wont go into the next cycle. it could be the heat cycle is not working so that would cause the unit to not advance.
let the unit run thru the place you think its stopping, but not more then 2 hours. if its not advancing then you might have a bad heating element.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • Tom Zwiebel
    Tom Zwiebel Jan 08, 2009

    im really sorry about your finger. the proper amount of water in your unit is to fill just below the heating element. what might be happening is the pump screen may be clogged with food and junk causing the motor to not spray any water around inside your unit.
    if it doesnt spray the water then it wont heat the water properly causing the unit to think its not heating and then cause a longer then normal cycle.
    take the lower wash arm out and then the pump covers and look in the bottom of the pump to see if the screens are plugged. clean them if needed. it may also be the motor is not running or the pump impeller is stripped out. so when you find out more, just let me know and i will try to help out.


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