The bottom spinning arm will not turn and therefore our dishes are not being cleaned. We have checked everything that we can think to check to no avail. It does not appear to be blocked or clogged. We have taken it out and looked on the bottom side to see if there is anything stopping it but not results so far. HELP.....
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Re: Kitchen Aid Dishwasher Model KUDJ230Y3
You can try a few things to identify the problem.. first off... when you reinstall the cleaning arm..can you manually spin it freely? No binding or anything obstructing its path? If that's OK.. then you may not be getting water into the arm from it's feed. Many dishwasher arms rotate when water pressure is present.. You can verify you have water pressure by cheating the door interlock and cycling the system .. ( be careful.. since water will jet out pretty quickly) . If you don't have water pressure to the arm, chances are you have a bad or clogged pump, pinched or clogged hose from or too the pump.. Hope that helps...
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Check for food etc, left in the bottom of the washer. Also check all the jets on the spinning arms, they could be plugged with food, Clean them and the machine should work better. Keep in mind dishwashers are jutst that, dishwashers, not garbage disposals! If you wnat you dishes to come out clean, you have to put them in clean!
Using too much rinse aid will not work. Stick to user manual factory prescriptions. If you use correct amount of rinse aid, and the right product for your dishwasher, that is not the cause of the stains.
Ensure that you are using the right detergent along with rinse aid. Check specifications on manual.
Ensure that the drain well is clean.
Ensure that spray arms have enough pressure, check water level and impeller pump.
If you still get stains on dishes, and you are sure that they had been caused by limescale, that means that the water in your house is too hard. This will also damage your appliances in the long term, causing faults due to accumulation of limescale and rust.
The best thing to do is installing a water filtration system on the appliance inlet.Call your local appliance shop or technician to discuss about the problem and purchase a filtration system for your appliance.
You need to remove the wash arms by turning the nut in the centre of the arm and remove,then unblock the holes that are in the arms and replace them,test if the arms now turn and you can see a differance then also check there is salt in the salt dispensor located at the bottom of the machine.
Most likely there is debris at the pump impeller. This model has a problem with debris and grease accumulation at the pump inlet. I have no idea how it gets past the screen but it does. Remove the transfer tube on the back wall, the lower sprayer, and screen assembly. Clean out the debris and reverse installation.
If there is not enough water, the dishes would not get cleaned. This could be caused by a partially closed water shut-off valve (located under the sink), or a faulty dishwasher water valve (located at the bottom of the dishwasher, behind the kick panel, on either side).
Also, There is usually two, sometimes three spray arms in a dishwasher. Make sure there is no debris blocking the holes inside each spray arm.
**Water temperature Note***
To get the best results, the water has to be at 120 degrees Fahrenheit when entering the dishwasher.
Check the following to address this issue further.
1. No water
Make sure you get water to the dishwasher. Check to see if the water
shut-off valve (located under the sink) is open. If you get water to
the dishwasher, but there is still no water inside during the fill
cycle, the problem might be with a faulty water valve (located at
the bottom of the dishwasher, behind the kick panel, on either
side), in which case replace the water valve.
2. Not enough water
If there is not enough water, the dishes would not get cleaned. This
could be caused by a partially closed water shut-off valve (located
under the sink), or a faulty dishwasher water valve (located at the
bottom of the dishwasher, behind the kick panel, on either side).
3. Clogged spay arms
There is usually two, sometimes three spray arms in a dishwasher.
Make sure there is no debris blocking the holes inside each spray
4. Water temperature is too low
To get the best results, the water has to be at 120 degrees
Fahrenheit when entering the dishwasher.
5. Not enough soap
If you only fill one part of the soap cup, try adding soap to
6. Smoky film on dishes and glasses
This problem occurs due to excessive calcium build up inside the
dishwasher. Try cleaning you dishwasher using a dishwasher cleaner.
There are a few out there.