Question about Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher
I have a 2 year old dishwasher that doesn't get the dishes very clean any more. I have noticed that the soap under the flap doesn't get all the way empty anymore. I've even ran the dishwasher empty to see if it was something in the load but the soap has the same problem. Is there a possible problem with the spray arm that I can fix? I also seam to have a film on the dishes now that wasn't there before. I cleaned all of the drain pipes and nothing was clogged. Thank you for your help.
I just put a lot of cleaning into my washer as it came with the foreclosed house. It was extreme hardwater soap scum build-up that not even Tilex could clean on every part I took apart. I used a jet sprayer in and out of the house to clean the heavy stuff. Otherwise you have to use like a toothbrush. Using the pictorial above, You can pretty much take out every starbit stainless screw you see until you get to the bottom and even expose the food chopper. When you put screws back always go in reverse til the screw drops to match the threds. Take off the back to upper water line that comes from the pump. You can pull up the black #5 one way valve by pinching it. Snap apart #1 from the lower carefully with flat screwdriver. I did not see the #12 screen which bums me out. Use lots of Limeaway and CLR to clean up. To drain while flushing water with your sink hose, take out the door latch by slipping a butter knife into it to loosen it, it will snap back on. Now you can hold the latch into the door switch to fake the machine. Everytime you cancel the wash it drains, so flush with moving fresh water. Now with a perfectly clean washer you can watch if there is a specific problem other than build up. Perhaps the oneway rubber valve is not perfect looking and thus backflow will happen. Actually we used the LimeawayCLR last after reassembly but did a hell of a jet spray job first for the heavy film. A lot of people don't realize the build up down below. The last machine I had needed bleaching every other wash and had backflow problem permanently new. In my opinion the water should be clear during the last rinse,so just before it drains check it out. Imagine if it backflowed just 3% each draining. How concentrated dirty would it be after 10 drainings? Thus it could be normal but denied and instead you have to manually flush it an extra time with or without cleaner to clean the drain pipe that rises to the sink. If that's so I like bleach but then you have to flush the bleach
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
Could be a a couple different issues.. Not filling with enough water or food chopper broke or food chopper filter screen clogged.
Check water level:
Run the DW and wait for the main wash to start (water will fill. pause then complete fill) The water should be no more than 1/4 inch below the heating element. If not there..replace water inlet valve.
Inspect food chopper:
Remove lower spray arm and rear water supply tube to upper spray arm. Remove torx screws that secure the sump cover. Remove the rounded cover on the left side to expose the chopper assembly. Inspect for breakage of blockage. There may be an additional plastic screen to remove first.
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Posted on Jun 22, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
are noticing that the dishes are not clean, then there are a few things to
check for. Check the soap powder if it's kept in a dry environment. Also try
replacing the powder with something like a gel or liquid. Next thing to check
for is the water pressure and fill valve. Check if the water is filling in and
the spray arms are throwing the water with enough pressure. Try and listen to
the sound if you hear a proper spraying action sound.
seems as a low water pressure then check the fill valve. Now, check if
dishwasher is draining the water or not. While the dishwasher is working check
whether the dishwasher is draining and there is not much left out water after
the cycle is complete. Try cleaning the spray arm with a soft brush. The water
temperature plays a major role in cleaning of dishes. The temp should be
between 125 and 150 F for dishwasher to clean the dishes. Hope this helps...
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