Question about Kenmore 24 in. 15149 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Dishwasher spray arms

Hello I am having trouble with my dishwasher spray arms not working at all I have taken them off pulled up the drain cover and still nothing. Here is what the dishwasher will do it will fill with water then sets idol for a few moments then sucks all of the water throught the drain mat and then does nothing but make NOISE Please Help

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 236 Answers
Re: Dishwasher spray arms

Either the dishwasher is in "flood mode" and will fill then empty straight away- in this instance check for leaks in the base. or the wash motor is u/s and not pumping the water into the spray arms. poss jammed or seized, either way it will need a strip out.

Posted on Jun 05, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do you remove the bottom spray arm?


Unplug the dishwasher. If you cannot access the plug, turn off the dishwasher's circuit breaker in the electrical circuit breaker box to stop electrical power to the dishwasher.

Open the dishwasher's door, and pull out the bottom dish rack. Set it aside.

Hold the lower spray arm still with one hand. Turn the retaining nut clockwise with the other hand until it comes free. Pull the spray arm up and off the shaft.

Sep 12, 2011 | Maytag Dishwasher

2 Answers

Hi I have a Blanco dishwasher BFDw8 which is having poor wash results in the top tray I have tried all the trouble shooting things in manual. Investigated further by opening door during wash cycle several...

  1. Check the water temperature. Should be 125 to 140 F.
  2. Check pump re-circulation., Listen, see if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough pressure.
  3. Check water level when the fill cycle has completed. Should be just under the heating element. If not, possibly need to replace the water inlet valve.
  4. Check the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks.
  5. Check to make sure dishwasher is draining after each cycle. There should only be a little water in the bottom of the tub.
  6. Make sure the dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.
  7. Possibly try a different detergent. Some liquid-gels will bubble and a pump cannot pump bubbles.
Scrape away large pieces of food, bones, pits, toothpicks, etc. Burned on food should be loosened before loading. Empty liquids from glasses and cups. Foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice and tomato products may cause discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if allowed to sit for a long period of time. Unless the dishwasher is to be operated at once, it is best to rinse off these food soils. Load racks so that large items do not prevent the detergent dispenser from opening. If the dishwasher drains into a food disposer, be sure disposer is completely empty before starting the dishwasher.
just click on the above questions for more help the answer will come to the screen
  1. A common leaking trouble maker
  2. Another common leaking trouble maker - especially for leaking out of the door area
  3. Can I use a rubber or plastic hose for the hot water on my built in dishwasher ??
  4. Some common pump assembly pictures...
  5. Dishwasher Basics
  6. Dishwasher child lock help new25.gif
  7. Dishwasher soap notice
  8. Draining and washing help
  9. Help for storing an appliance
  10. How to remove the access panels
  11. I just installed my food waste disposal, now my dishwasher will not drain, what could be wrong??
  12. I moved and lost the tap adaptor for my portable d/w, help!!
  13. Important disclaimer
  14. I would like to try to install my own dishwasher
  15. Loading your dishwasher help
  16. Motor and pump assembly screw and impellor help
  17. My dishes are not as clean as they used to be, what might be wrong?
  18. My dishwasher racks have rusted.
  19. My dishwasher will not fill with water
  20. My dishwasher will not start
  21. My soap dispenser will not open
  22. Sand like deposits inside the glasses and d/w
  23. Some common soap door dispensers breakdowns
  24. Some common soap door dispenser door springs new25.gif
  25. Stainless Steel Cleaning
  26. Strange grinding noises and not washing properly
  27. The dishwasher doors falls down
  28. White filming on the glasses

Oct 05, 2008 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

How do you remove the bottom spray arm?


Unplug the dishwasher. If you cannot access the plug, turn off the dishwasher's circuit breaker in the electrical circuit breaker box to stop electrical power to the dishwasher.

Open the dishwasher's door, and pull out the bottom dish rack. Set it aside.

Hold the lower spray arm still with one hand. Turn the retaining nut clockwise with the other hand until it comes free. Pull the spray arm up and off the shaft.

Sep 12, 2011 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Trying to take the cover off the bottom drain area of my Whirlpool GU1500xl2s dishwasher. Have the lower wash arm off and the 3 bolts taken out, but it still seems fixed in place.

Hello, You have to remove both racks the lower arm and then the tube that goes from the motor to the top spray arm twist tothe right take that out then remove the 3 screws and pull up thats it. Hope this helps....Please rate me Thank You..

Jun 09, 2011 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

1 Answer

Our Whirlpool Gold dishwasher does not drain. What

Hello there:
If the water doesn't drain from your dishwasher, check these:
Drain line/air gap A clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual reason that a dishwasher won't drain. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the hose or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again. Pump Your dishwasher pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. You can reach the pump from inside the dishwasher, but first you need to remove the lower rack, the spray arm, and the spray arm support. Look for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller pushes the water toward the drain port. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace them. Drain valve and/or solenoid Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water. Other dishwashers reverse the direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.
MotorIf the motor isn't turning or working, the unit won't drain. First check to be sure you have power to the dishwasher. If not, see the section "It doesn't work at all." If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may need to be replaced. Some dishwashers are susceptible to getting stuck if you don't run them regularly. If you haven't run the dishwasher for more than a week, you may need to manually spin the motor to free it up. If the motor is defective, you need to replace it. Dishwasher motors can't be serviced. Timer Part of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve. If the timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to replace the timer.

Mar 20, 2010 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

I have a Maytag MDB9100A leaving food particles


I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...

Dishwasher Spray Arms not Spinning

How to Buy Appliance Parts Online

A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

Dishwasher Problems The Heating Element not Working

Dishwasher Maintenance



Feb 23, 2010 | Maytag MDB9100A Dishwasher

1 Answer

Won't drain, I think it might be clogged. I don't know how to get the thing that spins (washes) the water around out so I can take off teh drain cover.

Hello CA Johnson, Without the brand and model number for your particular dishwasher, I can only provide you with some general information that should help you out.

First, open up the dishwasher and remove the lower dish rack. Now while holding the spray arm with one hand, grasp the bottom hub, under the spray arm. While holding the hub section, just under the spray arm, turn the spray arm conterclockwise to unlock it from the base hub. That should allow it to spin free of the locking slots that hold in onto the lower hub section.

If that doesn't do it, try turning it clockwise instead. Some dishwasher brands are designed with different rotation directions, so give both a try to get it off.

Once you have that off, you should be able to get the sump cover/strainer off and get into the sump section to explore possible obstructions. Be careful as sometims a glass will get broken and small pieces will become lodged in the sump/pump and cause a failiure to drain properly. Also, check the Air-break device, if your dishwasher has one. It is typically installed at the corner of the kitchen sink and is about a 1" diameter metal cap. Remove the cap and clean out the filter under the metal decorative cover. Again, not all dishwasher have these installed on them.

Also, check your drain connection at the sink, sometimes the dishwasher drain hose is hooked to a disposal and it can become clogged at the connection on the side of the disposal. By removing the hose from the disposal, you can also blow back thru the hose and see if you get air going into the dishwasher, which will confirm that the problem is in the sump section of the dishwasher.

I've seen many dishwashers with small pieces of plastic, glass, metal, etc. that have worked their way into the sump (and into the discharge pump) and they have almost completely worn down the impellar fins/blades on the pump, requiring replacement of the pump impellar.

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Dec 12, 2009 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Upper dishwasher arm not spraying water

Have you looked at the spray arm fixing nut at the back top arm as this has just gone on my machine

Sep 27, 2008 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

How to remove lower spray arm and center plate cover?

You can lift the center cover plate up about 3/4 inch and check it out with a flash light before going through the trouble removing everything. Most likely all the foil can be removed this way. The rest is gone down the drain.

Aug 17, 2008 | Jenn-Air JDB6510 Built-in Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 24 in. 15149 Built-in Dishwasher Logo

243 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Dishwashers Experts

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1059 Answers

Raisin Brann

Level 1 Expert

28 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides