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Dishwasher Solenoid valve frequently opens and closes rapidly during the wash cycle

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  • tudorhome Aug 31, 2008

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  • tudorhome Aug 31, 2008

    The problem with the dishwasher that we are experiencing is apparently associated with the level control. The level control is somewhat inaccessible. I would not attempt to pursue the problem further without a repair manual. So far, I have not been able to find a repair manual on the the internet. The Kitchenaid model number is KUDA220T.

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  1. could be a latch adjustment-- push gently on the doo when you hear the chatter. could also be something lodged in or near the level switch-located around the waterlevel--check manual

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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Kid 60 s10 please give fault codes


Hi Roger, Hope this helps......CHEERS..

KENMORE DISHWASHER ERROR CODES

Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Start Resume light blinking slow
When the dishwasher door opens or electrical power is removed during the cycle then the dishwasher will not start again. The door is detected as being closed and the Start Resume button is being pressed
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Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Console light blinking rapidly
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Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Clean light is constantly illuminated
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Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Control lock LED is ON but not responding to pressing of the keys
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Why does dishwasher let water in when not in use?


Tap water is routed to your dishwasher through a solenoid valve
this valve is spring loaded ,when the wash cycle needs water the solenoid is activated opening the valve and water enters when water is no longer the solenoid is deactivated and spring pressure closes the valve
in your case either some dirt has managed to stop the valve from closing completely or the valve has become in some way damaged
the quickest remedy is replacement.

Len

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Water is not draining after wash. What might be the cause?


  1. Check for hose kinks or food plugging drain hose. Start at the drain port exit ( there are others, this is just an example )
  2. Check the check valve and drain hose for debris.
  3. Check pump motor for reversing during the pump out make sure the dishwasher is pausing between the wash and drain cycles letting the pump/motor reverse for the drain cycle.
  4. Check timer for not letting the dishwasher pause. ( not all dishwashers )
  5. Check pump motor assembly for a drain solenoid, during the pump out make sure the solenoid makes that distinctive "clunk" noise
  6. If you have recently installed a new garbage disposal, check knock-out plug at connection.
  7. Check pump impeller for damage.
  8. Check that the water inlet valve isn't seeping fresh water into the dishwasher when off.

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Not cleaning fully - tablets left in bottom of unit - some of runners on bottom tray missing


Hi there,

Well first of all you can check the Water-inlet valve
Most cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough wash water, so the water-inlet valve is often to blame. This valve is usually at the bottom left or right of the dishwasher, behind the lower access panel. It's the device with the main water line from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it. When a water-inlet valve is defective, you may hear the sound that's usually referred to as "water hammer." If the water-inlet valve is defective, you need replace it.
After then you can check the Drain valve,  that should open only during draining. If debris lodges in the valve, it can't close properly, so water drains out during the wash cycle. Most dishwashers drain into the garbage disposer. If yours does that, listen for water flowing into the disposer during the wash cycle. If you can hear it then, the drain valve may be clogged.
Please post comments if you need more help or information..............

Good Luck!!

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There is a diverter valve that determines whether the pump re-circulates the water during the wash cycle or pumps it out to the drain during the drain cycle.

The valve is probably defective or possibly there are food particles which are preventing it from closing properly. The valve is usually built into the pump and has an electrical solenoid to open and close it. Check that the mechanical mechanism works freely and, with the bottom panel removed, check to see if the valve opens and closes when the dishwasher swtiches between the wash and drain cycle.

To check for food particles, you will probably have to disassemble the intake hoses from the pump and see if you can feel inside the pump intake for lodged food particles on the valve seal.

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My dishwasher does not completely drain after a wash. what do i do?


  1. Check for hose kinks or food plugging drain hose. Start at the drain port exit
  2. Check the check valve and drain hose for debris.
  3. Check pump motor for reversing during the pump out make sure the dishwasher is pausing between the wash and drain cycles letting the pump/motor reverse for the drain cycle.
  4. Check timer for not letting the dishwasher pause. ( not all dishwashers )
  5. Check pump motor assembly for a drain solenoid, during the pump out make sure the solenoid makes that distinctive "clunk" noise
  6. If you have recently installed a new garbage disposal, check knock out plug at connection.
  7. Check pump impeller for damage.
  8. Check that the water inlet valve isn't seeping fresh water into the dishwasher when off

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01 = Acquastop operated due to leak / overfill - machine drains until empty + lmin.

A02 = Heater Relay open circuit/short circuit or Thermistor or Safety T/Stat o/c or s/c or Element machine fills to Level Switch & Wash Pump runs.

A03 = Thermistor open circuit /short circuit - machine drains until Level Switch resets +1minute

A04 = Unable to sense/reach temperature in 70mins. - machine drains until Level Switch resets + lminute

A05 = Level Switch not resetting in within 3' 20" of drain commencing - machine drains until Level Switch resets +1 minute

A06 = Not used see also H20 at end

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A08 = Auxiliary Wash Pump Triac closedlopen circuit - check Wash Motor operation- machine drains until Level switch resets+30"

A09 = Main Wash Pump Triac closed/open circuit - cheek Wash Motor operation- machine drains until Level Switch resets+30"

A10 = Fill Solenoid valve Triac closedlopen circuit - check valve/operation - machine drains until Level Switch resets+30"

A11 = 1/2 load Solenoid Valve Triac or alternating Wash Motor action - check Solenoid Valve operation & alternating Motor action, replace Module if required - machine drains until Level Switch resets +30"

A12 = Relay with open circuit - check Heater, replace Module if required - machine drains until Level Switch resets+30"

A 13 = Dispenser Triac incorrect operation closed/open circuit - Wash Cycle completes but with Dispenser Lid notfunctioning correctly

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