Question about Kenmore 24 in. 17262 Built-in Dishwasher
Hi, can you help me? I have the dishwasher for about two years. It always worked great. We remodeled our kitchen and it was out of the kitchen for 3 months. We installed it again before christmas and it leaves the dishes dirty ever since. In all the glasses and cups is something like sand. We have tried everything - rinsing the dishwasher with vinegar, adjusting the amount of soap, cleaning the filter... Nothing worked, so we called the repair man, from Sears. He checked everything, water presure, the heating element ... and didn't find anything except couple pieces of food inside. We paid $90, that was yesterday, and today after washing nothing changed. I will propably have to call them again, they guarantee it for 90 days, but if they have no idea, than what is there to do? Any idea?
I just took my Kenmore elite 17262 apart because it was not getting the top rack clean and the soap was not being used up- i.e. low water pressure. The short story - Misc. objects were clogging the screen/grinder, I cleaned out olive pits, a small plastic bag, pieces of plastic and masking tape (from labeled Tupperware) and stringy food, now it cleans much better. Getting to the grinder compartment was tough. A few tips: the top rack drawer slides come out after you remove the stops in front by pushing the buttons and pulling the stops toward the center of the machine. The tube at the back unclips from the ceiling and the back wall and tilts down as you slide the connection out from the supply tube at the bottom. Hold the spray arm and turn the plastic centerpiece clockwise to screw it down through the arm. Rotate the top manifold/supply pipe clockwise 1/8th turn to release; next you will need a small torx (star) driver to take out four screws holding in the screen/manifold. Note where the two nylon washers go on the pivot/axle for the arm. Under the screen/manifold is the grinder cover, remove one smaller torx screw and it will snap out (may be stuck in with accumulated goo). I used a shop vac to clean this area but sponges and tweezers would do, check for damage to the screen and blade. Inspect wash out and reassemble everything in order. The fine mesh screen pops off with a large screwdriver (careful cleaning the screen) Replace the two nylon washers under the pivot/axle and install the supply pipe manifold just before inserting the center pivot, if you put the pivot in first the manifold will not seat. A work light and small parts dish help. Use appropriate force on plastic parts and common sense. If you have hard water try the vinegar trick also (another post) or first. - good luck
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
There is a thing called a 'Chopper Assembly' inside the dishwasher which sits in front of the pump housing. It consists of a small aluminum screen and a set of rotating blades. This screen can clog up and/or the blades can become bent or broken from something hard falling in there like an olive pit. If the dishes aren't getting cleaned and the dishwasher is filling and draining ok, this may be where your problem is. The part is about $7 and can be installed from inside the wash basin without removing the pump. You should ask the repairman if he checked this part.
A telltale sign is that the dishwasher won't be as loud as it used to be because not as much water is being sprayed over the dishes (it's being blocked by the chopper filter).
Posted on Jan 17, 2008
It sounds like something has rusted in the supply line or pump housing of the dishwasher . Running it a couple of times without dishes in it should take care of the problem When you reinstalled the dishwasher was the water supply line copper For a dishwasher only 2 years old it is hard to believe that the roblem is with the dishwasher.
If the problem continues, remove the dishwasher, replace the line from the sin riser to the dishwasher
they make a flex line that is easy to install.
Before replacing the line, pull the dishwasher out (always turn off power to dishwasher and shut off water) remove the line wher it goes into the diawasher use adjustable wrench to loosten nut
once disconnected, get a galon mop bucket put the supply line into buck and slowly turn water on under sink and fill bucket
observe the water in bucket to see if you get any debris
If so replace the supply line
While you are at it inspect the drain line from the dishwasher could be debris in it
Best of Luck BE SAFE!
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
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Posted on Feb 12, 2009
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Posted on Aug 07, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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