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Goes through cycles but does not clean dishes

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Do you know if the washing arms are turning. Normally after the machine fills up the main pump begins and the washer sounds like it is washing dishes. If you carefully open the washer at this point (just a little) it will be eveident that water has been sprayed around inside as it will be dripping everywhere. If not you pump hasn't activated. This does not mean you pump is broken however it could be the pressure level switch sticking and not completing the circuit that starts the pump.

Posted on May 08, 2008

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    Alternatively it may not be getting enough water. Add some more water (kettle full) after the washer starts. Opening the door suspends the cycle , closing will resume it. If it cleans now you will need to adjust the pressure level switch to allow more water in. There is an adjustment screw on the switch which needs 1/2 turn to increase water level. On the 4114 there are 2 adjusters it is the taller of the 2 and sits approximately in the middle of the switch next to the electrical connections. it is possible to access the switch by removing lower panel. Unplug washer first.The switch is on the right side just behind the heating element connections. It is possible to get a crosshead screwdriver between the heating element wires to the adjuster. Turn 1/2 turn clockwise and allow washer to fill again. Once filled open door and look at the level. My washer works best with the level just on top of the filter screens. You may need to turn again to get this level.** Remember to uplug before adjusting.**

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