Not draining water and water does not shoot out of sprayer arm
My dishwasher is not draining the water. The washer arm is not spraying the water on dishes. When I open it after it runs its steamy but the dishes are dry and the water just sits in the bottom of the dishwasher.
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Try cleaning the drainat the sink alot of time gunk will build up in the connector to the sink very easy to look at as far as one4 sugg it sounds like the motor may be jammed or soething is in the pump you can get the special bit at lowes or your local hardware store i cant rember the size off hand i get them in alot of different sizes at a time so i have them on hand If any one knows the size please let them know thanks bil
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I had the same problem I own a Kenmore Elite dishwasher. Diverter motor needs to be replaced. The diverter motor is connected to a plate that controls the flow of water to each washer arm. When the plate moves it has holes that align to the proper tube that supplies water to a washer arm. When the diverter motor is broken it is unable to rotate and cannot direct flow of water. When this happens water will only be able to come out of one spray arm in my case the back sprayer or turbo wash. The diverter motor is located under the dish washer and the diverter plate is located under the bottom sprayer arm.
Check and clean the filter inside at the bottom of the dishwasher. Make sure the spray arm rotates freely and that the holes are not clogged. If the dishwasher has a collapsable tower to shoot water into the upper spray arm, make sure it is not stuck and that nothing is blocking it from rising.
After checking all sprayer arms for clearance, and checking heating element and discharge pump, the problem was solved by replacing the small sprayer arm at the top of the washer. This small arm had popped off some time ago - obviously the water pressure was excessive for the small and unimpressive fastener. Luckily we had saved this piece, which I refastened with a strong aluminum non-corroding small bolt. Presto - now the water distribution is back to design specs, with sufficient water coming out under pressure from the mid level arm. Lesson: always look for the simplest cause first with the simplest solution. TCA
By chance have you cleaned the spray arm out lately? There could be something blogging the water from getting into the arm. In most dishwashers, the arm only spins because water pressure makes it spin.