Question about Kenmore Dishwashers
The dishwasher makes a grunting sound when filling up. I think it' getting worse with time. There is no debris or any dirt caught anywhere. I pretty much rinse the dishes clean before i load it up.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Recommend you remove the approximately 10 screws to pull the entire filter and manually clean. Remove all debris you find and thoroughly rinse out the filter if you can separate the top from the bottom. If the sump area is greasy, use a de-greasing spray to cut through it. Resemble, checking that there are no blockages in the holes on the spray arms.
Fill a bowl or cup with white vinegar and place it on the lower rack of the empty dishwasher. Do not add detergent. Run the quick cycle. The inside of the dishwasher should now be clean and not greasy. If still greasy, use the de-greasing spray (avaiable at all stores in the cleaning section.)
For 30 days, use only Electrosol or Cascade powder. Do NOT use gel or tablets, ever. Please report back your results. Good Luck!
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Posted on Mar 29, 2009
A humming sound can be a failing wash motor (that drives the water pump) or it can be as simple as a blockage in the the pump area beneath the lower spray arm, under the filter.
Remove the spray arm and the filter top (screws will need to be removed)
Use a flashlight and inspect all over the sump area for debris that is blocking/jamming the impeller area. Reasemble and test with a short cycle.
If the dishwasher continues to make the same humming, it is time to replace the wash pump.
Good Luck! Post back here if you would like more guidance.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
Two problems here. Clean out the filter area in the bottom of the dishwasher. Run a quick wash with a cup of bleach in the dishwasher.
The next problem sounds like the water temperature is too high. Make sure the hot water heater is set around 110 - 120 if you want. The dishes could be "etching" in too hot of water. The quality of the glasses or flat wear may not hold up to dishwasher use. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 01, 2009
Don't be afraid now, but , what I'n going to tell you works VERY often. Pour two cups of bleach into the washer and let it run a potscrubber cycle. They do this all the time at restaraunts, yes really! Let me know how this turns out. P.S. leave the machine empty when you run it. Thanks, Dana
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
there is no filter except the screen in the water inlet valve to keep big pieces of grit in the water from defecting the inlet valve..
i dont know exactly why but it sounds like your unit was not installed with a recommended air gap in the drain or something similar and somehow dirty sink/drain/sewer water is making its way back into the unit and onto your dishes.
often times there is a little rubber check valve/flapper in the drain line either installed in the pump or the drain hose just after the pump to keep foreign material from entering the unit..
other than that it would just be mineral and calcium deposits if you are on well water or chunky city water..
hope this helps,
best of luck,
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
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