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Dishwasher is running but no water is coming out

Dishwasher is working but no water at all is coming out of the top or bottom sprayers

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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2008

    Kenmore Dishwasher running, but not water at all.

  • skerpla Jan 14, 2008

    I've had to call in service for this one as dishes (esp top shelf) were not getting washed or even wet...1st tech ordered new sprayer arms, water tower (the pipe at the back that brings water to the top arm) and a new pump, all without taking anything apart...when the 2nd tech came to install them all he found the masticator screen was plugged and no water was getting back to the pump for recirculating. Since then I have taken the machine innards out and cleaned it myself, but it is definately not user friendly to do this. Jar labels are the worst culprit, but they aren't easy to get off before you put them in the DW. My old portable would chew up nearly anything you threw into it and was very easy to clean. I thought I was doing the right thing to get a new machine.I'd like to know if there is any easy way to add a prefilter that would be easier to clean...before the gunk gets past the sprayer arm and past a bunch of parts requiring wrenches and screwdrivers. Not sure if I have the same model listed but problem seems to be the same
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Make sure that you have enough water pressure from your tap. If pressure is okay check the door to make sure it is closing and latching properly. If the water is making it through the hose(s) but not actually spraying internally you may have a broken water pump, or a clog ie. calcium build in the lines. Try just cold water too and see if that makes any difference.

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