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Kenmore Dishwasher does not wash

We recently installed new kitchen cabinets. We had to take out our dishwasher. Once the cabinets and counter tops were installed, we reinstalled the dishwasher. (It was uninstalled for about 8 weeks) We turned it on and the water started going in just fine. We noticed that the "wash" cycle never started. After 5-10 minutes, the water was then drained/released from the washer. Then the water for the next rinse cycle entered the system. Once again the "washing/rinsing cycle did nothing. Later once again the water was release. Eventually the "green" wash complete light came on like it had finished. We opened the door and the dishes were still dirty. We then closed the door and the green light started to blink and now the start button will not start the machine. The green light continues to blink. Any thoughts or information would be appreciated.

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Re: Kenmore Dishwasher does not wash

My problem is the motor hummms for a minute or so and turns off. Could this be the capacitor? how do you test a capacitor?


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Re: Kenmore Dishwasher does not wash

Stew, Im not really sure what model you have 665, 587, 363 or what. If it's a 665, it sounds like the wash motor is not getting power. Remove the toe panel and look at the start capacitor. See if one of the wires came off during the reinstallation. Should be on the left side of the wash motor. If one of the wires is off, wash motor won't run. If that's ok, check the main harness to the motor. Catriver

Posted on Sep 17, 2007

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SOURCE: dishes not clean enough. as if rinsing in dirty

If your dishwasher drains it's water to a garbage disposal, give the disposal a spin while the dishwasher is pumping out. Check around the bottom of the dishwasher to make sure something is not clogging the drain.

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: doesn't seem to rinse completely; soapy film left on dishes


Thanks for using FixYa. First of all please check the Water temperature by using a thermometer inside the dishwasher to measure the water temp. It should be as close to 125 degree F to 140 degree F as possible. Now try using the temperature boost feature if your dishwasher is equipped with this cycle feature and check if this will help your wash ability issues.

Now check the Powder soap by making sure that you store your soap in a dry environment and it is not stale and clumping together. Possibly try a different detergent like a liquid or gel. Also, make sure the dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.

To check the proper filling dishwasher will fill with water up to and around the heating element. If water is more below the heating element, you may have low water pressure or a problem with the fill valve. Try & listen if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough pressure.
For low water pressure, try to clean the screen at the entrance of the fill valve, sometimes the fill valve can fail and not allow the proper water into the dishwasher and may need to be replaced. And, check the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks. Also make sure that the water is draining and is not accumulated in the dishwasher, if it is in dishwasher then check for clogged drain hoses and drain pump.

Low water fills are a very common trouble maker with today's dishwasher.

Please do rate this solution and revert for further assistance.


Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Kitchen Aid Model # KUDP01ILWH2 Dishwasher dishes


Using too much rinse aid will not work. Stick to user manual factory prescriptions. If you use correct amount of rinse aid, and the right product for your dishwasher, that is not the cause of the stains.

Ensure that you are using the right detergent along with rinse aid. Check specifications on manual.

Ensure that the drain well is clean.

Ensure that spray arms have enough pressure, check water level and impeller pump.

If you still get stains on dishes, and you are sure that they had been caused by limescale, that means that the water in your house is too hard. This will also damage your appliances in the long term, causing faults due to accumulation of limescale and rust.

The best thing to do is installing a water filtration system on the appliance inlet.Call your local appliance shop or technician to discuss about the problem and purchase a filtration system for your appliance.

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Doesn't clean properly. fills with water, washes and Rinses. will solve your problem. its hard water causing the spots and not your dishwasher.

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a ADG450 about

check the pipe leading from the dishwasher to the outlet, maybe under sink. this needs to be raise up as water will flow back into washer. Had this problem myself, felt foolish when the repair man just tied it up and left. !

Posted on May 12, 2011

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