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I have a Magic Chef CDB3100AWT dishwasher that doesn't get the dishes clean. This problem has been getting progressively worse over time. So I checked the water temperature during the wash cycle. The hot water at the kitchen sink is 133 F but the dishwasher fills with 55-62 F water. It gets up to around 68 F during the Heavy and Normal cycles and makes it to 81F half-way through the Light Wash cycle. It ends up at 94F right before the rinse cycle starts.

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It could be the impeller on the motor. The impeller fits over the shaft of the motor and might have split/broken up. That funny noise is probably the shaft spinning inside the damage impeller. Fortunately the impeler is fairly inexpensive and easy to replace. I believe there are one or two parts/covers to remove that are held in by a roughly half dozen torx screws.

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SOURCE: Our dishwasher is making a loud noise during wash cycle.

if you have a torx 20, and torx 15 screw driver, you an remove the screws from the top plate of the wash motor, and underthere youll see another t15 screw converingthe "chopper" assy, sounds as if a seed, of chicken bone, perhaps apiece of glass hasgottne down there

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Heat that is retained in the dishes is largely responsible for drying in this dishwasher. Since plastics do not retain heat very well, they will not dry as well as glasses, ceramics or metal dishes. Rinse aid must be used so that the final rinse water will sheen off of the dishes to accommodate this drying process. The heater element at the bottom of the tub is used to add heat during the drying cycle to aid in this process as well. This model of dishwasher does not have any forced air circulation system. Here are some tips that may help you resolve your drying problem:

  • Make sure that you are using rinse aid. Failure to properly use rinse aid can prevent proper drying. Adjust the amount that is dispensed if necessary. Also, check to make sure that rinse aid level decreases over time indicating that it is being dispensed properly.
  • The NORMAL WASH and POT & PANS cycles heat the final rinse water up to 140 degrees F. Use these cycles to help the drying process.
  • Do not choose the air dry option. This option cuts off the heater element during the drying process. NOTE: The heater element is not turned on during the first 6 minutes of the drying portion of the cycle.
  • Do not overload the dishwasher. Load the dishes to allow for proper water drainage.
This dishwasher has a heater fault detection circuit. If the heater is not working, the control will detect the lack of increase in water temperature. The dishwasher will stop and the CLEAN light will blink seven times repeatedly. The dishwasher would not be able to be used until the problem is corrected and the control is reset.

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How hot is the wash temp?It should be 150-165 degrees.The model is an am14 not an am15?I'm hobart tech and repair these units weekly.Let ne know.

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Hello- Same problem I had- It turns out that my control board (fixed once already- the solder trace on one of the three relays burned open) was junk again, but the solder trace which was fixed before was still ok, so I replaced all three relays on the board (relays are available from Digi-Key) and that fixed it!! The relays cost all of $11.00 INCLUDING SHIPPING - So if you're on a tight budget, this may work for you. Bill

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