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My dishwasher is not working properly, i have cleaned all the filters and spray arms, but still have food partials all over dishes. I did use a knife to hold down door latch so i could see what was happening when the dishwasher is working. Water does come out of the spray arms but they don't move and the dishwasher is empty, also now the latch won't catch since i used the knife.

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  • koolkidz1 Oct 07, 2010

    what about the door latch?? and there is not heating element!!

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Make sure the water temp is not too low. Make sure the pump is not clogged up with debris Check that hoses and spray arms are all clear. Remove spray arms and clean the holes in them. Make sure the shafts spins that the arms attach to.

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Hi,

Clear the holes in both spray arms with a tooth pick. Start a wash cycle and when the motor starts check the water level. It should be just below the heating element. Check the water temperature. It should be at least 120 degrees. Spin the spray arms to make sure they move freely. Most likely the chopper screen needs to be cleaned.If it is filling with water properly then it sounds like the chopper screen is clogged so that water isn't getting into the pump. You can remove the top of the pump housing and get to the screen and chopper blade to inspect it. Go to sears.com, click on parts and enter your model number and you can view a diagram of the pump parts to help in disassembling it.
If the pump is not clogged then you have a problem with the impeller or motor. If this is the case you can replace the entire sump assembly just about as cheap as replacing individual parts of the pump.


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