Question about Kenmore Dishwashers
We just bought a used Kenmore model 15721 dishwasher and installed it. After running it one cycle to make sure it worked - it did except the water is still in the bottom. It is full not just a little bit. We did buy a new drainage hose and installed it along with the dishwasher. Can this be fixed easily or inexpensively?
It look like you have a cold water supply problem- check water entrance pipe, myaybe it was bend (if you have there a tap - see it is open). Check that water entrance valve work (it is an electromagnet valve,loocated at the pipe's enterance to the machine). If it doesn't work, test that it get power. In case it get power and dosen't work - You can easyly open the valve and clean it (from scale or other dirt). Be aware you should disconnect the power cable from machine before doing it !!!!! Check as well for valve's coil resistance. In case you have no resistance measurement - you should replace for a new valve.
Posted on Apr 12, 2006
how is the water flow at your sink this is a portable right un screw the connector at the sinkand check the screen 2 your fill hose could be kinking up when you pull it out take a light and look down into the washer see if you can see it kinked we will go from there
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
I have a siemens Model SL34A and it will run the whole wash cycle but at the end it is still full of water and will not drain . Tried drain declogger and checked all the hoses for clogges and dose not appear to be the probblem.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
You may need to tip the dishwasher forward, use a towel as water will get every where otherwise. once drained put it through another cycle. this should reset the drainage level. hope this works as it has for ours, bye
Posted on May 23, 2008
I have the same model -- and USED to have the same problem!
We tried lots of things (bleach in the water, etc.). . . . and finally discovered it was a simple, standard concern. The drain tube from the dishwasher to the sink pipe was clogged with grease (looked like lard).
The way i knew it was clogged is that I disconnected the tube from the sink pipe, and tried to blow through the tube. It wouldn't let any air get through.
So once the dishwasher was empty of water (i removed the tube, drained into a big pan, and bailed a lot), we disconnected both ends of the tube.
With the tube in a trash bucket, I blew from one end (cleaned it off a bit first), and the "lard" came out. Drains beautifully now -- and did not require a plumber.
If you do this, be SURE you place the tube back ON the fittings EXACTLY in the same position and shape as before. This makes there are no new kinks or bends introduced into your drain tube.
Hope this helps.
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Posted on Nov 28, 2008
Inspect the door gasket. As it ages, the gasket can crack or become hard, preventing it from sealing completely.
If the gasket appears solid, adjust the door latch so the door seals tightly. Loosen the screw that holds the door latch to the cabinet. Push the latch in slightly and retighten the screw. Test the door and readjust the latch if necessary.
Replace the gasket if water continues to leak after you've tightened the latch. Most gaskets are held by compression in a groove on the door or on the dishwasher cabinet.
Pull the old gasket out of its groove, using adjustable pliers (see illustration). Take the gasket to an appliance store to get a replacement.
Soak the new gasket in warm water to soften it, then press it into the groove. Start at the top, then work your way down the sides and across the bottom.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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