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Kenmore Dishwasher model 630.1390 is starting it's cycle but then indicating it's complete less than 3 minutes later. Occasionally it runs through to completion, but usually not.

Door is latching fine. I've cleaned out the strainer and spray arms to make sure everything is flowing. I've also tried different cycle types (Normal, SmartWash) with and without Dry to see if there was any change. I also tried ensuring that the water it was intaking was 'hot' by running the adjacent hot water tap before engaging the cycle.

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  • Paul Robertson
    Paul Robertson Aug 27, 2016

    How do you enter the diagnostic test on Model 630.1391011 ?

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Sounds like the timer is bad, or intermittent, might be cheaper depending on age to replace the whole thing. parts ( esp timers which are main points of a dishwasher are costly.)

Posted on Apr 28, 2015

  • James Teitsma
    James Teitsma May 01, 2015

    Would replacing the Control Board be an option? Or are the timers independent of that?

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The dishes are not clean when we run the wash cycle. It looks like the water flow from the top sprayer is NOT working. The door, when we open it, has undesolved soap stuck in globs on the top of the door....


Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife alsocomplained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried invain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them inminutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if theheating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I wouldbuy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it isworking...
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Dirty dishes


It could be a motor or a pump issue. The dishwasher has a motor that attached to a pump which forces the water up into the sprayer arms and during the drain cycle, it pushes the water out of the dishwasher.
The motor (and pump) located beneath the dishwasher.
Check if motor spins. In case it spins, the problem is with the pump ,in case it doesn't spin it could be a motor problem or a motor and pump problem.

First of all: filter plate clean? Clean any locked hole.
1) Can you remove the upper spray-arm and verify if holes inside are locked by any residus. Clean the holes , and check if pure water come out when you fill the center hole with some water.
2) Switch on the dishwasher , coldest wash cycle dish-washer empty and without the upper spraying arm. Once you hear water streaming in, open the door and look if a little water fountain comes out from the center hole where the upper spraying arm was fixed. If not, this canalisation is blocked and should be cleaned. Try to continue the wash cycle, often the water pressure will clean itself this canal. Check also lower spray arm: it should be rotating a while and ejecting water thru its holes. If not, verify this canalisation as well.

3) Put the spraying arm again on its place, verify also the sealing else water pressure is going down and spraying will not turn and spray water.

4) Again, continu a wash cycle, open the door and look; upper arm should be rotating and some rays trown out.

Hopefully, this helps .

If not, pump pressure may be low; have a repair verify, can be that only brushes in the motor must be replaced, can be the pump worn out and to be replaced at all.

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<span>Instructions</span> <ol> Dishwasher Does Not Run <li> <br /> Make sure the power is on, door is latched and controls are set properly.<br /> </li> <li> <br /> Look to see if the door switch, timer or selector switch are defective. Solve this problem by using a screwdriver to adjust the door latch's strike slightly.<br /> </li> <li> <br /> Confirm that the power cord is plugged into the electrical outlet under the sink (if applicable).<br /> </li> Dishwasher Won't Fill <li> <br /> Check your hot water supply stop valve under the sink. Turn it counter clockwise to ensure that it is open.<br /> </li> <li> <br /> Turn off the power and wait for your dishwasher to cool.<br /> </li> <li> <br /> Look inside for a float located at the base of the unit. Lift out the float device and clean around the tube. Rinse off the float and reattach it making sure it moves up and down freely.<br /> </li> Dishwasher Doesn't Drain <li>Remove the air gap cover (short chrome cylinder located at the back of your sink) and clean it using a wire.<br /> </li> <li> <br /> Check the drain hose for kinks and blockages.<br /> </li> <li> <br /> Shut off the power to your dishwasher and remove the strainer located at the base of the cabinet under the bottom spray arm. Scrub it clean then reattach it to the appliance.<br /> </li> Dishwasher Leaves Film on the Dishes <li> <br /> Add a rinse additive to your washing cycle and see if this solves the problem. In addition, do not pre-rinse your dishes prior to placing them into the dishwasher. Food particles allow the detergent and drying agents to work more effectively.<br /> </li> <li> <br /> Listen to the spray arms during a wash cycle. If they appear to be moving too slowly, use a wire to clean out the spray holes.<br /> </li> <li> <br /> Make sure the dishes haven't blocked the detergent dispenser or jammed the spray arms.<br /> </li> Dishwasher Leaks <li> <br /> Cut back on the amount of detergent used during the wash cycle. Sometimes this alone will solve your problem.<br /> </li> <li> <br /> Make sure the appliance is level by adjusting the front feet up or down.<br /> </li> <li><br />Take off the lower front panel and check the hoses for leaks.<br /></li></ol><span><br /><br /><a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_2120626_troubleshoot-dishwashers.html#ixzz18lyYrfk2"><br /></a></span>

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Dishes constantly come out dirty.. What temp should the water be while the dishwasher is running?


Supply water temperature should be above 120 degrees F for effective cleaning. Run hot water from your kitchen sink (your dishwasher should be tapped off the hot water line near your sink faucet) right before you start a dishwashing cycle to make sure it's as hot as it can be when the dishwasher begins filling. Also, during the wash cycle the heating elements at the bottom of the tub may turn on and warm the water further even if you select a "No Heat Dry" option causing a noticeable shot of steam to escape if you open the door during a cycle.
Note: I recently had a problem with our dishwasher (Frigidaire FDB834RFS0) causing dishes to come out dirty and the detergent dispenser to be left with undissolved detergent. Our problem happened to be caused by a partially clogged strainer in the water supply valve. (I would imagine Whirlpool most likely has some kind of filter/strainer in its water valve as well.) When the supply valve was commanded to open for some time, I noticed the water level in the tub would barely be visible below the lower spray arm. After cleaning out the strainer (required removing and disassembling the water supply valve) the water level was noticeably higher -- almost at the bottom of the float or about an inch below the heating elements. Our dishes and the detergent dispenser are now clean.
If your water supply is ok, I would next check to make sure your spray arms do not have any plugged holes and that they rotate freely. Also, use a good quality detergent and a rinse aid. We prefer liquid Cascade and Jet Dry. We have had problems with old, stale, or really thick liquid detergents and by getting a fresh jug have solved the dirty dish dilemma.
Make sure to clean out the filter basket at the bottom of the basin below the lower spray arm occasionally as it can clog and cause the pump to starve due to lack of water. If the pump can't get a supply of water to pump to the spray arms and nozzles, your dishes will not get sprayed evenly and you will end up with them being poorly cleaned.
Hope this helps you out...good luck!

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The ring fits just under the spray arm and the split is normal. When you tore the spray assembly apart, did you clean the screens at the bottom (if white hard-water deposit, soak in 50:50 hot water and white vinegar)? Make sure none of the ports in the deck are plugged with food deposits. Check both spray arms for plugged spray holes or split seams. The upper arm moves from water pressure alone--no motor. Make sure it spins freely by hand. We had to try different detergents to get away from a gritty deposit on glassware. Did you fix the leaking problem? Inspect the gasket seal around the door for damage or hardness and check the latch for holding the door closed firmly. Hope some of this helps!

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arm jet nozzles.
Check the incoming water flow to the machine. clean the strainer fitted at the washing machine end connection.
Being in the extended warranty, take the help from
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Won't clean-looks to run properly


check the sump area below the pump and clean out any waste food debris,etc. and also the drain check valve,it may be plugged and not draining waste water completely or not closing completely and letting waste water back into the sump and this could be getting back through the pump and sprayed back onto your dishes

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Internal filtersEvery dishwasher has some type of filter to keep large food particles and foreign objects away from the pump assembly:

  • Most modern dishwashers have self-cleaning filters that don't need any routine cleaning.


  • Some have filters in the bottom of the dishwasher that you need to periodically clean. You don't need any tools to remove the filter, and cleaning it is easy. Consult your owner's manual to determine which type you have and its maintenance requirements.
If your filter is clogged, it may be causing the cleaning problem.


Drain valve

Some dishwashers have a valve (or gate) that should open only during draining. If debris lodges in the valve, it can't close properly, so water drains out during the wash cycle. Most dishwashers drain into the garbage disposer. If yours does that, listen for water flowing into the disposer during the wash cycle. If you can hear it then, the drain valve may be clogged.

Spray arms

There's a spray arm at the bottom of your dishwasher--it may have a tall spray tube mounted to the center of it. There may also be a spray arm located directly beneath the upper rack of dishes and/or above the upper rack.

If debris is blocking the holes in the spray arms where the water comes out, it could cause cleaning problems. Regularly inspect each of the spray arms and clean out the holes as necessary.

Detergent cups
Dishwashers don't perform their best if detergent is introduced only at the beginning of a cycle, so add detergent to both parts of the cup.

If the detergent cup isn't opening, see the "The detergent cup doesn't open" section, below.

Note: Dishwashers are usually wired directly to the home’s electrical system. To disconnect the power, switch off the circuit breaker or remove the fuse for the electrical circuit the dishwasher is attached to. Try to turn the unit on after disconnecting the power to be sure you were successful.

CAUTION: If you’re not sure you’ve shut off the power properly, DO NOT CONTINUE. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to complete the repair.

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