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Water enters dishwasher, soap door opens but soap

Water enters dishwasher(new water line and valve installed, soap door opens but soap just runs down the door. Dishes remain dirty.

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    dishwasher doesn't drain completely and the remaining water is dirty

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Water comes out of soap drawand door

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Mine does the same thing and it fairly new, it does a terrible job of cleaning dishes and my Oven is awful too! It takes 30 min to preheat and get to temp. and then does not hold the temperature. Not happy with my Jenn-airl

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That's a normal path for the soap. It sounds like the water just sits in the bottom without being pumped through the spray arms. Does the pump motor run? Pop the door open in the middle of the washing cycle--you should see hot water dripping from everything and the soap picked up and circulated with the water. If this machine has seen a lot of use, the intake screen under the lower spray arm may be plugged and is accessed by removing the spray arm and working your way down to the bottom of the deck. Might be a problem for a service technician to take care of.

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also (fyi) type in search engine how things work and once it opens just enter dishwasher and it will bring you to the dishwasher section ok?
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So, some water can get in, but not enough to properly wash the dishes and dissolve the soap.

On the appliance repair sites they have parts breakdown details and what you are looking for is an input valve assembly -- the point just after the water line connects to the dishwasher.

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