Question about Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050RE Built-in Dishwasher
The top rack is not getting clean and leaving soap scum inside and on top of glasses. I have verified that it is not clogged up and that it spins freely by hand. It's hard to tell, but I'm pretty sure that the spray arm is not spinning during any cycle. I think the water may not be flowing down from the top of the unit to enter into the spray arm, but I can't tell when I open the door. Please help.
I removed the lower arm, the strainer, and three screws (Torx, but I used small allen wrench). I took of the pump cover, and found a small white ball blocking the tube that goes to the top rack sprayer. I put everything back except the ball. It has worked well ever since.
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
I had the same problem.I did some testing and realized that the middle arm wasn't moving, but it seemed like water was coming out. I replaced the middle arm for 19 bucks from this place online, and now it works like a charm. I'm glad I tried it, I was thinking about replacing the whole unit! Hope this helps. http://www.appliancezone.com/
Posted on Feb 19, 2011
I was reading htere is a rubber seal on the back of the middle rack which connects it to the opening at the upper back of liner the rubber may be worn and this will allow water to seep instead oif being forced by pressure intot eh middle spry arm. CAN THIS BE THE ISSUE A SMALL RUBBER SEAL?
Posted on Mar 06, 2011
Hello--our Kenmore Elite has been showing exactly the same symptoms. Since it's under warranty I had a technician take a look at it, in fact he just finished putting it back together: problem was accumulated food and junk around the inlet filter to the pipe that leads to the upper racks. You can only get to this area by removing the lower spray arm, filter assembly, etc. until you are looking at the sump/chopper area. Any clogging should be self evident at that point.
This would be an easy repair for anyone with a few tools and the willingness to get into it. Seems to be working very well. We will be rinsing more thoroughly in the future...
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
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