Question about Dishwashers
Water seems to not come in to dishwasher. detergent is still sitting in washer after run. Water sounds to be going in but the dishes are still dirty and left over detergent. tried running multiple times to clear out detergent and it doesnt change. Dishwasher doesn't seem to be filling with water, making a louder than usual noise. Hoses are not blocked or pinched... Not sure how full it should get with water
There should be about 2 inches of water in the bottom of the DW. If it is filling but not washing the pump may be bad. That might explain the loud noise (motor bearing). I assume that the detergent cover is opening but no water is being sprayed to dissolve it.
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The first thing to check with any of the newer dishwashers is the water temprature coming into the machine and the amount of water coming in. Since you are having trouble with the detergent dissolving, I expect the water is not hot enough. Many of the detergents require 140 degrees f to dissolve properly.
The incoming water should be 120 degrees minimum, then the dishwasher will heat it up some more. The cooler the water, the longer the cycle will take. It won't advance to the next step until the water reaches a certain temp, depending on the cycle selected and the model of dishwasher.
If the dishwasher has to heat the water too much, it will cause the heat element to fail prematurely.
If your water heater is set to the average 130-135 setting, then you may be able to solve your problem by running the hot water at the sink before turning the dishwasher on. This will get the cold water flushed from the pipes so the washer fills with hot water on the first fill.
Also. start the washer in a cycle, let it fill and start washing. Open the door and see how much water is in the tub. It should come up to the bottom of the heating element.
Post back and let me know what you find out.
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