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It is not cleaning dishes. I just took out all in bottom and cleaned really well. Loaded the dishwasher, started it and it sounds like it is working but the dishes are dry. There is water in the bottom and it does drain fine.

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  • spook14 Sep 04, 2010

    Dishes do not seem to even be wet.

  • spook14 Sep 04, 2010

    Since the dishes are not wet, could that mean that the arms are plugged? How do I take them out to clean.

  • spook14 Sep 04, 2010

    Dishes do not seem to even be wet. COuld that mean arms are plugged, and how do you remove them?

  • spook14 Sep 04, 2010

    Is this something that is easy to fix and not complicated. I am assuming I can order parts on line to replace that intake valve.

  • spook14 Sep 04, 2010

    I will try these solutions and hopefully I can get it to work. Thank you.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. First of all please check the Water temperature by using a thermometer inside the dishwasher to measure the water temp. It should be as close to 125 degree F to 140 degree F as possible. Now try using the temperature boost feature if your dishwasher is equipped with this cycle feature and check if this will help your wash ability issues. Then check the spray arms and try to clean its holes. Try & listen if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough pressure. For low water pressure, try to clean the screen at the entrance of the fill valve, sometimes the fill valve can fail and not allow the proper water into the dishwasher and may need to be replaced. And, check the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks. Also make sure that the water is draining and is not accumulated in the dishwasher, if it is in dishwasher then check for clogged drain hoses and drain pump. Low water fills are a very common trouble maker with today's dishwasher. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Sep 04, 2010

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Sep 04, 2010

    That means that the water inlet valve has gone bad, the
    water inlet valve is located behind the lower access panel on the left or
    right side of the Dishwasher. If the water inlet valve is bad you have to
    replace it, also check the main water line for clogs/obstructions. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Sep 04, 2010

    Yes right, if the water inlet valve is fine then it means that the arms are plugged, you can click on this link on how to clean the spray arms. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee

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