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I have a kenmore dishwasher 665.15898791 that is about 13 years old. I recently replaced the pump filter and gaskets and upper spray arm. Originally used Quick Wash cycle and it started to not clean well, then changed parts and it worked. Within 6 months it started not cleaning again. I switched to Normal Wash cycle and it worked well for about 2 months. Now it is not cleaning well. Soap door is opening. I've run diagnostic program with no faults. Admittedly, not sure what I was looking at. Everytime I open the door when its running everything seems to be working (pump, motor, soap, spray arms, dry cycle). Can you shed some light on where to start trouble shooting this? At 13 years of service will this become a money pit? Is it better to buy new at this point? Thank-you David M.

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Check the sump area below the pump and clean out any waste food debris,etc. and also the drain check valve,it may be plugged and not draining waste water completely or not closing completely and letting waste water back into the sump and this could be getting back through the pump and sprayed back onto your dishes

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Drain Impeller The drain impeller is attached to the pump and pushes the water out of the dishwasher, through the drain tube and into the garbage disposer or drain line. If the dishwasher won't drain, the drain impeller might be broken or worn out. Replace both the impeller and seal at the same time.

Drain Solenoid Kit If the dishwasher won't drain, the drain solenoid kit might need to be replaced. The drain solenoid is an actuator that opens a flap to allow the water to drain.
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Clogged or Improperly Installed Garbage Disposer If the dishwasher won't drain and the garbage disposer was installed recently, the installer might have forgotten to knock out the drain plug from this disposer. All garbage disposers are sold with a solid plug in the drain tube for situations where a dishwasher isn't connected. However, if the dishwasher is connected, the plug will need to be removed. If the disposer wasn't replaced recently, remove the dishwasher drain hose from the disposer and clean out both the fitting on the disposer and the end of the drain hose. These are the most common places to find an obstruction if the dishwasher won't drain.

Drain Hose If the dishwasher won't drain the drain hose might be clogged. Remove the drain hose from both the dishwasher and the sink drain to clean it out. The most common place for an obstruction is at the garbage disposer.

Check Valve If the dishwasher won't drain the check valve might be stuck closed. The check valve is a small plastic device which prevents water from returning to the dishwasher after it has drained. If the valve gets stuck closed, it will prevent the water from draining. The check valve is the device that the drain hose is attached to on the dishwasher
Check Ball If the dishwasher won't drain the check ball might be stuck. The check ball is a small plastic ball in the check valve which prevents water from returning to the dishwasher after it has drained. If the ball gets stuck, it will prevent the water from draining also. The check valve is the device that the drain hose is attached to on the dishwasher.

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Hi we have a Kenmore Dishwasher Model # 13744K and it won't turn on. It has water in the bottom that won't drain. Please advise. Thanks. John Webster.


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