Question about Dishwashers
You advised to change water inlet valve, which I did. It works, but soap is still left in the cups even after a heavy cycle. Only used 1 Tbsp in each side, water seems hot and pressure good. Any ideas?
In the main wash, once it fills completely, stop the cycle, ccount to 10 then open the door and observe the water level. It should be filled to over the heat element and covering the pump cover. If you observe that then it is ok there. If the water level starts falling then you have a siphon issue. Your drain hose must then be adjusted to go across the top of the dishwasher and then form and form a dip or a loop so that you have a "trap" in the line and then attach it to your drain connection. Elevating the hose and forming a trap should eliminate the water drainage. Also, if the water level is correct, you should be able to listen to the wash arms rotating with a rhythmic, whoosh... whoosh, sound. If you observe this then it has to wash the soap out. If the water level is normal and you don't hear the whooshing, then you will have a possible filter or pump issue, which will require disassembly and inspection.The filter can be removed and cleaned under running water, using an old toothbrush,or similar brush to clean the holes. Also, you will want to inspect the upper and lower wash arms for obstructions or lime build up. Follow the link below for disassembly procedures and parts.
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Posted on Jun 14, 2008
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