Question about Whirlpool Dishwashers
Quite Partner 2 DU1301XTVQ2 No top rack wash cycle never engages. Only bottom wash. No clogs. Reset panel. Is it the control board?
The top rack in your dishwasher not working, the recirculate pump may be clog or Gump up with food broken glass and plastic check sump,
Posted on Apr 25, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
In my experience, you probably have a clog in the spray arm/arms for the top rack. Take the arm(s) out and see if the holes in them are clogged. Rice, plastic wrappers, and glass from dishes that broke in there are the most common culprits I've seen.
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
The top rack is not cleaning because of low water pressure from the wash motor to the upper spray arm.
Assuming the top spray arms are clear of debris, remove the lower spray arm to access the wash motor. Remove the 4 torx screws and the filter (accumulator assembly). Remove the torx screw and the inlet protector that covers the chopper assembly. Make sure the chopper is not broken (broken chopper will fill with debris and block water flow). While holding the chopper blade, reach inside the "D" shaped opening on top of the motor and spin the wheel/motor by hand in each direction to make sure either the chopper gear or the motor gear that drives the chopper is not broken. Replace the chopper if necessary . If the motor gear is broken, replace the sump and motor assembly . Remove any debris from the sump area in the process.
You don't have to shut the power off to the dishwasher because the door will be open, but if you feel more comfortable, do so.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
SOURCE: top rack not cleaning
Some dishwashers have a telescoping nozzle in the center on the bottom. If this is blocked by a large pot in the middle of the bottom tray, the nozzle will only extend up into the pot, and not be able to spray the entire top rack.
Also, some models have an arm mounted in the top. Check and see if it can spin freely, and if it's nozzles are clogged.
De-clog by soaking the part in vinegar.
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
I would suspect you have debris in the pump that is causing a pressure drop so the water is not spraying well in the upper arm.
Try this procedure to clean out the sump. Let me know if it helps.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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Have this same problem with my Whirlpool DU1145XTBA. Found out that when you start the unit, it fills with water. If the water does not rise above the filter mesh in the bottom center of the unit then the pump doesn't have enough water to supply pressure to the upper sprayer. Had to replace the Flow Meter. It tells the unit how much water to supply to the unit.
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
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