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Kenmore dishwasher Ultra Wash 665 not cleaning dishes on bottom rack. It also doesn't seem to be draining. Please help.

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It seems that your washer is not able to pump water. The simple fix is to clean out the drain. Take the bottom rack out and look down there is a drain with some sort of screen or grid on top of it. Pull it out clean it - look under it - there is often a second screen take that out and clean it (NOTICE which way it came out so you can put it back the same way).

Once you are sure that it's all clean put it back together. If you are lucky that will fix it. Otherwise you need a new pump or something more serious. But definitely try cleaning it first - Don't be fooled if the outside looks clean.

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if youve acess below the filter screen ther is only 2 more screws holding down 2 more covers giving you acess to the chopper assy, this is where youll find broken glass and stuff hitting against hte chopper try to break up.. the first of 2 covers lifts right off,,, the second will require sorta prying up and off, beyond this no real acess to any more

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Replace the electronic control board.Its located under the panel you select cycles from.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Dishes on top rack don't get clean

The following suggestions will greatly enhance the ability of your dishwasher to clean all of the dishes thoroughly:

1. Rinse all of the food off of the dishes before you put them in the dishwasher.

2. Run the hot water into the sink until it is as hot as it gets before you start the dishwasher.

3. Do not pack the dishes into the dishwasher, just put in a reasonable number without crowding or stacking them on either shelf.

4. Pull the top shelf all the way out to be sure that the water connection at the rear of the top shelf is connected. Sometimes, this connector comes disconnected preventing the water from entering the top spray assembly.

THese things should make a huge difference.

Good luck with this and please rate my answer. Thanks. Joe

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Dish racks for Kenmore Ultra Wash Model #665

www.Repairclinic.com is a great place to look. But from past experienc, dishwasher racks are very expensive and almost 1/2 the cost of a new one. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite 665-16959000 dishwasher - soap door

It appears your dispenser wax switch has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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