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My dishwasher hasnt drained away properly, stopped 12 mins from end, it also hadnt released the tablet to wash the dishes. No water is coming in. Whats wrong, please help!

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Check the water pressure at the inlet. If present then check the valve, check for voltage at the start of the cycle
Click on: Inlet valve

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SOURCE: Water doesn't drain :( Nor does the detergent get released.

turn on the dishwasher then go to your circuit breaker and, switch off the power to your dishwasher next: reach in to your dishwasher and remove the cover on your pump then remove any broken glass etc. that has fallen into the pump then put the cover back on and, close the dishwasher turn it on and, turn on the breaker you turned off earlier your machine should work again let me know how it goes...

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Dish feels hot but not drying


sounds like your heating element is not working prtoperly or you are not washing in very hot water stop washer in middle of cycle and open it if steam come out hot steam be careful keep face away when you open itif not hot that could be the problem,A appliance serviceman once told me if water is hot enough and end of wash and rinse cycle not to run the dry cyvcle just open dryer a few inches and let the steam out Run hot water over a plate or a pot and set it in the drain tray in your sink notice how fast it dries itself while draining in the tray very hot water in a dish washer dopes the same good luck with this problem I hope my advice helps you oh yes one more thing always run the hot water till it get hot before you turn your dishwasher on

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Smeg DI 409CA Dishwasher - Doesn't wash properly, tablet doesn't desolve and cycle lasted all night


Hi,

The first thing is have a look at the instruction manual from HERE

If the dishwasher is not washing properly then please follow these steps:
  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.
As you said that the water builds up at the bottom see If it comes out 'foamy' then liquid dish soap is getting introduced into the dishwasher. Liquid dish soap is different than automatic dishwasher detergent. liquid dish soap needs to be COMPLETELY rinsed from anything that has been pre-soaked prior to putting in the dishwasher. after a couple of regular cycles the foam will go away. Nowadays liquid dish soap is also 'concentrated' or 'ultra concentrated' which doesn't help.


If further this does not solve your problem the the only solution is to get it repaired.

Goodluck..

Feb 23, 2008 | Dishwashers

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How do you know if your dish is working property


1. water temp must be 120+
2. soap must not be old
3. Machine must work as designed

place a cup upright on the top rack, run a few min. it should have some water in it.

Usually the spray arms are not turning with that problem. They are designed to turn by water forced out the end of the arm, much like a lawn sprinkler works.If the end holes are clogged, it wont spin. The arms should spin freely.Then check to make sure that the water didn't drain out as fast as it came in. Some D/W have a valve that will get stuck open and the water drains out during the wash cycle..no water, no wash..

Oct 25, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Not cleaning properly


You could be using the dishwasher at a higher temperature than the biological agents in the tablets can handle, and so become denatured and can't clean your dishes properly. I have had this problem a little while ago and found that using the "eco" setting (should heat the water to around 30c and has the added bonus of using less water) works well and makes sure that all of the dishes are clean.
It could also be a problem with the release system, where the door the holds the tablet can't release it on time and so the tablet does not dissove. Have a check to see if anything is stopping the door opening and see if there is anything you can do to make it release on time.
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Jan 05, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Water pools in bottom of dishwasher and dishes come out dirty


Pump is stopped up, or bad, can you here the pump run, if so drain and make sure there is nothing in the intake of the pump.

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Water seems to be hot enough, drains properly, arnms not blocked, dishes not being cleaned at end of cycle. Almost seems like it is skipping the wash cycle.


Hi smiller8565,
There is 3 basic problems that will cause a dishwasher to not clean the dishes. You can check these problems and see if any will solve your problems.
1: If there is water or suds left in the dishwasher after the cycle is complete. This will cause dirty water to be used in the final rinse and the dishes will not get clean.
2: The pump that supplies water to the spray arms is jammed or defective and unable to pump the water properly, thus causing the dishes to remain dirty.
3: Timer, the timer is not allowing the machine to work in the wash cycle.
The solutions for these 3 are as follows.
1: check the drain line for blockage, if you have a disposal make sure it is clear and water flows down the drain properly. If you have suds left in the dishwasher, clean them out and run a couple cycles with not detergent to rinse away the old suds.
2: Look down in the bottom for any obstructions in the pump. Popcorn seeds, broken glass, etc.
3: If the unit is skipping the wash cycle you will most likely need a new timer or control assembly.
Good luck and I really hope this will Fix Ya
Mike

Sep 24, 2008 | Dishwashers

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I have a Chef Classic dishwasher - not washing properly


The caddy for cutlery on this model is in front of the compartment where you put the tablets. What'll sometimes happen, is a spatula or wooden spoon or something in the caddy will hold the tablet compartment lid shut - it'll stop them coming out properly.
After a while the water movement will move the obstruction and the tablet will come out, but it'll only be dissolved for a bit of the wash and the dishes won't be cleaned properly.

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