Question about Dishwashers
Posted on May 06, 2008
What is the model number
Posted on May 06, 2008
Top Arm not rotating Kenmore 17032
Posted on May 31, 2009
SOURCE: Upper arm does not spin
No I don't believe its the pump. I believe the lower spray arm is possibly split open on the side causing a loss of presure and flow to the upper arm and overloading the door seal. As well the loss of flow to the upper arm will resulted in it turning too slow.
Posted on Feb 22, 2007
Could be a a couple different issues.. Not filling with enough water or food chopper broke or food chopper filter screen clogged.
Check water level:
Run the DW and wait for the main wash to start (water will fill. pause then complete fill) The water should be no more than 1/4 inch below the heating element. If not there..replace water inlet valve.
Inspect food chopper:
1. Remove lower spray arm and rear water supply tube to upper spray arm.
2. Remove torx screws that secure the sump cover.
3. Remove primary filter
4. Remove food chopper cover to expose the chopper assembly. Inspect for breakage or blockage.
If you need further assistance, let me know
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
Cleaning the filter was the right thing to try.
Since you don't see cracks/breaks on the spray arm and it appears that it is spinning freely, I doubt that replacing the spray arm will fix your problem.
If your dishwasher is several years old, your problem is likely a failing pump motor, but before you swap that out, check that the impeller is not damaged. Good Luck!
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
Just had the same problem, and fixed it. Spray arms turn with proper water pressure in the pipes. 3 reasons can lower the water pressure. 1-pump motor losing power (wasn't my case) 2- cracked pipe (wasn't my case either, pipes, although plastics, seem to be very solid) and 3- debris in the pipes/filters. (It was my case) At first, it looks difficult to reach de filters, but it isn't.
1- Remove both baskets, the top one by removing the front plastic cap on the rails.
2- Remove the "+" bottom spray arm, by unscrewing counterclockwise (if I remember well...) the plastic screw dead center of it (use your fingers.)
3- Remove the three screws you see, but don't try to remove the filter part right away because there is a 4th screw under the leading water pipe, the one leading water to the top spray arms.
4-To remove the 4th screw, you must remove the plastic pipe that connect with the top spray arms. Easy. It's beeing held there by two clips, one on the back wall and one on the top wall. Just spread them with your fingers (or screwdriver) and turn the pipe toward the right side, to free the bottom part of the pipe from the middle/bottom spray arm holder, you'll have to bent it a little so it passes over the heating element.
5- Remove the last screw. Now there's nothing holding the bottom part anymore. just remove by moving it back and forth left and right (to loose it up), be carefull not to lose the clear plastic washers on the main shaft when removing. Now if your dishwasher is like mine (should be) you should see a lot of debris that couldn't reach the chopping device. In fact, the water couldn't flow properly because of all the debris stocked there by the bottom drain filter. Patio screws (?) small chicken bones, etc...
6- If you can find something to pump the water resting at bottom there, (I used a Prestone coolant tester!) you'd have a better view, and could remove the single screw holding the chopping device cap in place. That's the last step. Notice that the chopping device cap, even after the screw is removed, still look like firmly attached, like "glued", but there's absolutely nothing else holding the cap. Just shake it with your hand and it will eventually come off. Now you remove all the dirt/debris you see there, and then follow thw step back the rebuild the washing machine. On my part, it brought it back like if it was brand new..., but, now I'm being a little more carefull about the stuff I'm putting in there...
I hope it can help, English is not my first language.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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