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Whirlpool Quiet Partner 1 dishwasher, model #du920pwkqo, liquid detergent door not opening at all, dishes wash with hot water only

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  • bobmyer9 Mar 03, 2009

    Same problem; occurred after having the product for 16 months.

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SOURCE: whirlpool quiet partner III. Clean light keeps flashing clean.

Had the same problem. Press the sani-rinse and heated dry button back and forth and it should reset.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Gold quiet partner III, leaves dirty, greasy dishes

Ifixall is correct. I also learned several things with the apartment buildings I maintain.

1. the screen or pump trap must also be cleaned regularly to make sure there is no debris, food etc stuck in there.

2. The spray arms must be free of debris or obstructions.

3. Jet dry solution must be filled or has some solution in it.

4. Water must be hot

5. Scraping dishes and prewash them before putting them into dishwasher.

6 install water softner sometimes helps. (I don't know how true this is, since I am unable to do this in our buildings)

7 drain line must be picked up, or secured to prevent backwash.

8. MAKE sure that the lower rack is not obstructing the sprayer arms. Sometimes overloading dishwashers will cause dishes not being cleaned properly.

9. if all else fails, a service technician can come out to determine if the dishwasher is operating properly.

Posted on May 24, 2008

SOURCE: Whirlpool Quiet Wash Plus Dishwasher

We were given a Whirlpool Quiet Wash Plus and it turns on but does not pump the water into the tub.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Dishwasher (whirlpool quiet partner II)

I think I solved the door leaking problem by cleaning out the plastic filter screen on the inside (left) door panel. Didn't even know it was there, never knew it was suppose to be cleaned! It was so clogged and gross. I also discovered that my washer had shifted and was off balance. It has wood shims under the steel casing and one block was loose. No doubt from slamming and banging the door open and closed. Had to take the front skirt and kickplate off to see. I had my son use a lever and hoisted it up a little while I replaced the block shim now making the washer level again. Ran a light wash before fixing problems and it leaked. We ran a light wash after the fix's and so far so good. Haven't ran a regular longer wash yet. My water level was fine, no gasket problems, no washer wand cracks, etc... My husband was thrilled! When he came home, I informed him I have good news and not so good news. The not so good news was dinner was going to be late, the good news was I fixed the leaking (for months!)dishwasher and saved alot of money on repairs!

**Cleaned filter screen, made dishwasher level again.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: whirlpool, quiet wash plus, dishwasher

You should see if the timer finished its cycle,some of them dont open till the cycle is comp.

Good luck.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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The dishwasher runs through it's cycle but does not clean the dishes properly and leaves a cloudy film and smears on the inside of the machine and the dishes


    Common Problem
  1. Confirm the wash water is hot
    1. Try heated wash(sani wash) if available
    2. Run hot water in sink to warm up before starting
    3. At least 120 degree Fahrenheit water temperature
  2. Open door check wash arm position start washer for a minute
    1. Confirm wash arm has rotated
    2. Check for plugged spray tips at either end of wash arm.
    3. Use small tweezers to remove
    4. Check for rack and dishes interfering with arm rotation
  3. Place cup in upper rack with opening up cycle washer.
    1. Confirm that cup quickly fills with water
    2. Not washing check water level in tub mim 1 1/2 inch
  4. Discontinue use of rinse/dry liquid additive.
    1. Confirm rinse/dry additive not leaking from dispenser into tub
    2. Washer detergent contains sparkle additive and too much sparkle/rinses/dry additive will coat dishes
    3. Try alternative wash detergent that contains minimal rinse/dry additive and use without liquid rinse/dry additive.
  5. It will take several wash cycles after the elimination of rinse/dry to purge the oily film from dishes and machine..
  6. If success "joy" is achieved with no additives then cautiously add back wash detergent with additives. Additives are important to facilitate drying and protecting the glassware china from leaching. The leaching process permanently etches the surface of glassware leaving a cloudy appearance.

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Why detergent door doesn't open on quiet partner 111


The detergent dispenser lid spring may be stuck or the solenoid faulty. Might have to replace the detergent dispenser.

Best to check which one of these two might fit your model.

http://www.whirlpoolpartsonline.com/dishwasher.html?cat=35

Jul 30, 2014 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

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Only a small amount of water comes into the dishwasher and doesn't seem to spray or wash the dishes. It's a whirlpool quiet partner 4 dishwasher.


There are 2 possible things causing that

1) the water inlet valve is bad and not fully opening to let in enough water

2)water pressure to that inlet valve is restricted,that could be from if it uses a stainless steel flex hose,something under the sink has pinched it perhaps .

To check turn off water remove line where it connects to dishwasher place end in bucket and turn water supply back on...if pressure good the valve needs being replaced

Reply back with actual model number as found off of label on door rim and i'll give ya part number

Aug 23, 2011 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

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Dishwasher doesn't wash dishes right


The solenoid that opens the detergent door may have had water leak into it. Remove the inner panel from the main door, remove the solenoid mechanism and it's core. With the core out, clean the solenoid interior and the core surface with hot water. The core should fall out of the solenoid by gravity if it is clean. DO NOT OIL THE CORE OR SOLENOID. If there are signs of water entry to the solenoid, check the detergent dispenser seal for damage. Try using a tab type of detergent rather than liquid or powder. Make sure the release mechanism is clean as well. Hope this repairs your problem!

Dec 29, 2009 | Frigidaire FDB1050REM Dishwasher

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Whirlpool Gold dishwasher


Either:
  1. not enough water gets into the dishwasher. check water valve, water level float and water pressure.
  2. the pump is clogged - there is water, the motor will run but no water is circulated. Check pump filters, check chopper and impeller.
Good luck,
Vlad
First Choice Appliance

Mar 21, 2009 | Whirlpool GU2700XTSB / GU2700XTSQ /...

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Whirlpool Quiet Partner II not washing or sensing.


I have a whirlpool quiet partner II and for some reason it does not drain the water out any more and I cannot figure out why....people say that it is the filter but that is unbelievably hard to get to and I cannot find any instructions online or paper work that tells how to break it down. If anyone has any insight please let me know

Nov 16, 2008 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

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I have a whirlpool quiet partner dishwasher that is not getting even light food residue off the dishes. Cycles seem to be running and progressing normally, tho I do not think the water is spraying from the...


Hello,
Welcome to fixya,

You said, you have a whirlpool quiet partner dishwasher that is not getting even light food residue off the dishes. Cycles seem to be running and progressing normally, tho you do not think the water is spraying from the arms with adequate force.


I have the same machine.
And I notice if I leave the dishes in the sink rather than rinsing them off and putting them directly into the dishwasher, (Like My Wife says to do). That sometimes I have the same problem.
So I bought Jet Dry, and filled the holder. It's a small sometimes clear plastic knob that unscrews out above the soap dish.Fill it once a month!
Do you put the detergent in both cups or only the closed one?
1. If the load is not real dirty you should only have to fill the one with the door that closes.
If it is real dirty then both. To always use both is a waste of money!
2. If your hot water heater is far from your dishwasher, let the hot water tap run a minute till it comes out hot, before starting the dishwasher.
3.If the dishes or pans are very dirty and or baked on use hi temp scower and heavy or potscruber for those loads.

I use heavy wash and hot temp scower if the stuff is relly messy or dryed on.
And for baked on HI- temp scower and pot scruber which sprays harder.

You will have to experiment a little to see what works for you.
You will find it washeing good after you find what works for your families dish habits!

If you have any more questions let me know!!!

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Oct 02, 2008 | Dishwashers

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Soap film on dishes


Rodney B if you are sure that the white film is detergent and not hard water deposits, then look at how you are using the detergent. When you watch the TV ads for dw detergents, they are showing baked on/extemely dirty dishes being put in the dishwasher and coming out clean. Well they do this as the dw detergent is designed to break down protein based food products. Fats, oils, and such. If you are prewashing your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, then there is nothing for the detergent to attack and attach to, so it ends up staying in the dishwasher. If you are going to rinse your dishes, then you need only 1 tablespoon of detergent. Dishwashers are designed to clean using 4 parameters, hot water of 130 degrees, water, detergent,& pressure of the water jets. That is how they clean dishes. Now if this is hard water deposits, switching to an enviromently friendly detergent which is high is Citric Acid (What gives Tang drink its tartness) this will reduce this issue. Hope this helps

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Main Detergent Dispenser does not open during cycle


check to see if anything like dried up soap in there if so wash out with warm water or try a liquid

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