Question about Whirlpool Dishwashers
The appliance has no obvious mechanical malfunctions that I can see, water appears to go in (though I'm not sure where it is coming from), swishes around, the soap door opens and the soap is gone at the end of the cycle. The main problem is that the dishes don't get clean. I always pre-clean the dishes fairly well before putting them in, but most anything that was stuck on the dishes going in is there when it comes out, especially greasy finger prints or any margarine/butter residues. Any water left in the dishwasher after the cycle completes is definitely not clean, but rather cloudy. I also have never been able to detect any hot water in the dishwasher. The only time I can detect any heat is when I turn the drying cycle on.
So far, I have tried:
- using different types and brands of detergents
- running the dishwasher through several cycles empty, first with soap, then without
- always run the water in the sink until it is very hot before turning the dishwasher on.
- have check the holes in the sprayer arm to make sure they are not plugged up - there is no visible blockage, no sign of hard water deposits.
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Posted on Oct 15, 2009
Remove the bottom screen assembly and look for debris, like pieces of plastic film and grease, that are blocking water access to the pump impeller intake. Sounds like flow is low and that means to look at the pump intake.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...
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