Question about Dishwashers
I have an issue with a Frigidair Dishwasher, Model #: FDBB240FB0. The dishwasher is about 2 years old. It used to take about an hour and a half to run through the whole cycle, but now it takes over 2.5 hours. Also, there seems to be a problem with the soap dispenser, when the cycle completes, there is still soap running down... Thanks
There are serveral things than can slow down a complete cycle.
1. A partially clogged drain
2. The timer motor is not functioning properly
3. A broken or worn pump impeller
Check your entire drain system. Start at the final outlet and work your way backward to the motor pump connection on the dishwasher.
Suspected areas are.
a. The sink connection outlet is clogged (this can be inside a garbage disposal.
b. The air-gap is clogged in the very top part of the air-gap (Usually located on the back of the sink and is around 3 inches tall) Remove the cover, unscrew the top nut and check under the horse shoe bend inside the plastic top for obstructions. Clean as needed)
c. There is debris on top of the the motor pump housing blocking the inlet drain. (This would be inside the housing of the lower wash arm on the very bottom)
d. The motor pump outlet drain port is partially blocked. (only accessable from the motor pump exit hole after drain hose removal.)
A partially blocked inlet tub drain to the motor pump would also explain your soap dispenser problem. Additionally you would have spotted dishes post cycle.
When the drain is partially blocked some models use the float level switch in the tub to control the advancement of the timer. If the water does not drain the motor pump continues to run and run and the cycle does not advance until the tub is drained and the float switch senses same. i.e extended cycle
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Posted on Apr 25, 2010
Ok with the soap prime the sink before you start it and clean the dish washer.take a table sppon full of tang put it the dispencer and run the unit this will clean the unit
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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