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Dishwasher Model 665.17519200 fills correctly but at wash cycle becomes obnoxiously loud. Then in the middle of the wash cycle washer becomes very quiet almost silent. Seems to work appropriately for the rest of the cycle. BUT, when I unload the dishwasher I see the dishes on the bottom rack are 1/2 clean and the top rack dishes are not clean at all. Previous to this problem the washer worked properly and then one day became obnoxiously loud during the entire wash cycle. Now, as I said before, it is loud at the beginning of the wash cycle and then gets very quiet during the rest of the wash cycle.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Where is the filter on a Kenmore Quiet Guard 2 dishwasher?

I have a Quiet Guard 4. Same problem so will describe my solution.
1. Remove bottom basket. Remove top basket.
2. Remove bottom washing arm. Unscrew (Gently but firmly) the centre post. Lift arm assembly up and out.
3. Remove overhead conduit. One screw at back, one at top (Philips #2 bit). Rotate whole assembly 45 deg right (Clockwise) and lift off of centre post.
4. Remove centre post (Pull straight up). Remove 4 screws (Star T-20 bit). Lift whole assembly out. Pop off screen and clean.
5. Remove cap over cutter/chopper. There is a single screw at front left (under assembly removed in 4). Remove screw (Star T-15 bit) and cap (Needs some wiggling to free it up). Remove cutter and filter. It is on a spring loaded pin. Pull the cutter blade foreward and then the filter disc straight up. Clean thoroughly as it may be the cause of your problems.
Reassimble. Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Dishes on top rack don't get clean

The following suggestions will greatly enhance the ability of your dishwasher to clean all of the dishes thoroughly:

1. Rinse all of the food off of the dishes before you put them in the dishwasher.

2. Run the hot water into the sink until it is as hot as it gets before you start the dishwasher.

3. Do not pack the dishes into the dishwasher, just put in a reasonable number without crowding or stacking them on either shelf.

4. Pull the top shelf all the way out to be sure that the water connection at the rear of the top shelf is connected. Sometimes, this connector comes disconnected preventing the water from entering the top spray assembly.

THese things should make a huge difference.

Good luck with this and please rate my answer. Thanks. Joe

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Loud humming noise when dishwasher is filling up with water

your model is pretty new. just so you know your warrenty is 1 year parts and labor. 2 years on parts. it should not cost that much money.

there are two components that start before the circulation pump.(wash noise you hear)

first sounds you hear will be the drain pump. usually rattling noises if something is in it but it can make a hum noise if something is jamming the drain propeller up. which is accessible with a T20 torx driver. take the filters out and the mesh filter. and unscrew the screw in the base towards the left. pull out whatever is lodged.

the other humming sound can come from the next component that activates is the watervalve. make sure you dont have a kinked water intake line. otherwise its a bad valve. i have had to change a few of those water valves out already but not for a hum noise on your model. you have a new style water valve. when brands make new parts we get problems fast sometimes..

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Dish racks for Kenmore Ultra Wash Model #665

www.Repairclinic.com is a great place to look. But from past experienc, dishwasher racks are very expensive and almost 1/2 the cost of a new one. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: top sprayer not turning, dishes in top rack not

check the holes to see if blocked with foodstuff like sweetcorn etc

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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