Hi. I am hoping someone can help me. My husband just installed a Kenmore dishwasher. It is actually his parents old one, so I believe its a few years old. I am not sure of the exact model number but on the dishwasher it says kenmore ultra wash. Anyway, it comes with insulation that goes over the top and sides of the dishwasher. I am trying to find out what the insulation is made of. I am thinking its fiberglass since I have heard that dishwashers are usually insulated with this, but Im not sure. There are some tears in the insulation and I am concerned if this is fiberglass that particles of it could get in the air or on the dishes. I do have the part number for the insulation.. It is called sound shield, and the number is 3381229. I appreciate any help with this. Thanks for your time.
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Re: Kenmore dishwasher and insulation...
I do not believe the insulation to be made of fiberglass. It is usually made of a yellow or tan colored foam material (not exactly sure what you call it). If there are concerns over the tears, you can reseal them with duct tape. Since the insulation wraps around the dishwasher tub and is mounted under the cabinet, there is no danger of any particles getting into the atmosphere and/or on your dishes. I would be more concerned about the insulation tears getting larger. That's why I would suggest you reseal them to insure the insulation provides the necessary noise buffering you need. If the tears are minor, I would save your money and continue to use the existing insulation. I hope this reassures you.
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The blinking "clean light" is a common problem with some of the Kenmore and Whirlpool models dishwashers. The problem is usually attributed to water supply temperatures being too low when filling. Apparently, there are some issues with the temperature sensing circuits in some dishwashers that causes an error code to be generated if a certain water temperature is not achieved in a specified time interval (this time may differ between models). There is a reset sequence that you can try to clear the fault. Push the NORMAL WASH then HEATED DRY buttons in that sequence two to three times. The unit will enter diagnostics mode, but can be stopped by pressing the CANCEL button. This will clear any existing faults and should return the dishwasher to normal operation. To keep the fault from returning, it is recommended that you run your hot water faucet in the kitchen until it runs hot BEFORE you start the dishwasher.This will heat the water in the supply line for the dishwasher (most dishwashers are fed from the kitchen sink supply line). The theory is that if you fill the dishwasher with hot water from the start of the wash cycle instead of the cool water that is normally in the lines (especially if you have a hot water tank located far away from the kitchen), this should satisfy the requirements of the temperature sensing circuits. If the fault reappears, there should be a tech sheet located inside the lower panel under the door that explains what the fault is. The flashing light will be a series of flashes, followed by a pause. If you indeed have a component problem, it will depend on the number of flashing lights in the sequence. Refer to the tech sheet to determine WHAT component is affected and how to troubleshoot.
The top of the cut out is 33 & 7/8" Min. to 34 & 7/8" Max (adjustable legs for height)
Minimum space to counter top parent material 1/4" (Top of dishwasher cabinet is screwed in at the top)
Depth 24 & 1/4 inch minimum
Width 24 & 1/4 inch minimum (Allows for 1/8" clearance on both sides)
This can be difficult to correst. The door hinge attaches to a lever, connested to a length of cord, connected to a spring. Tight installations can sometimes cause insulation to get scrunched next to all than mechanism. The minimum space to install is 24x24x34, front to back, side to side. more is actually a little better ( are you listening, builders?) High end dishwashers have thicker insulation and it is harder to squeeze it into its space. The insulation tends to catch on every splinter, screw tip, etc. You may have to pull the dishwasher and grease up the hinge and check that all insulation is away from the mechanism. Hope this helps,
Hi, If you go to www.repairclinic.com they have the part you need. Make sure you enter the model # exactly like this 665.17625692 I hope this helps you. Vic please feel free to rate me response to you so that others as well as myself can see how I am doing. Thanks
Your questoin is: You're wondering if you can further insulate your dishwasher for heat. You are redoing your kitchen, new appliances, cabinets, etc. and shortsightedly put the spice sliding pull-out cabinet next to the dishwasher. The spices get warm when you use the dishwasher. There is a bit of room between the cabinet and dishwasher. Any recommendations for further insulation?
Yes. I would get another insulation blanket off a d/w I'm disposing. Anyway, you need to get one and install it over the old one to decrease the heat transfer.
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Go to managemyhome.com and register. This is a free service. Once you have registered, log in and go the the HOME drop down menu. Click on "Products and Manuals" and follow the instructions. Your owner's manual and installation manual are both listed there. Hope this helps you.