20 Most Recent Admiral 24 in. DDB1501AWW Free-Standing Dishwasher Questions & Answers


Water keeps pouring out of machine....have to shut off water supply for it to stop. Happened all of the sudden after a really bad freeze

water valve possible damaged --possoble from freeze or just failed
12/22/2017 4:00:21 PM • Admiral 24 in.... • Answered on Dec 22, 2017

Glasses on top tray do not get clean

One of the first things that your would check is if the upper spray arm is spinning properly. The next thing that you would check to assure is if the water is going through the upper spray arm and coming out of the upper arm. This is a schematic of the upper arm assembly as well as the water distribution assembly as well click this link http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/frame_diagram.aspx?diagram_id=28384683&pkw_=basket&model_id=5168615&NewWindow=1
if you did not have water coming out of the upper spray arm you would have to take this entire section apart and assure that there was no soap or debris blockages stuck inside the flow path that the water does travel through the distribution assembly area that is shown in the diagram. Also if you do take this area apart and find no blockages along this distribution assembly area. Your next course would be one of two thing you could also check this area where part number 8 is located on this diagram is termed as the chopper this is the area where food particules and debris get shredded up and sent down the drain line. Sometimes bigger debris will get trapped in areas around the chopper and you would have to remove the chopper and clean this area in order for food, debris, or particules to no longer be floating around in your wash cycle. Click this link for your schematic of the sump and chopper area of your unit http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/frame_diagram.aspx?diagram_id=28384679&pkw_=basket&model_id=5168615&NewWindow=1 If you did not find any debris or build up located in either of these two locations there is also a product sold at your local home depot that is made to clean the inside of the dishwasher from built up soap deposits called AFFRESH this product is used for both dishwashers which is the yellow bag and front load washers as well which is in a green bag. You basicly run the tablet in your dishwasher without any dishes in the unit and it removes any built up soap deposits throughout your machine. I reccommend this product to most all my customers that I do repair for during the week and find that it works the best out of all other brands of cleaners. If you have any further questions message me back and please also remember when our chat has fully concluded to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation it allows me to continue helping others in similar situations in the future. I await your reply if you have any further questions Thanks Rick
7/4/2011 10:04:49 PM • Admiral 24 in.... • Answered on Jul 04, 2011

My dishes keep coming out

If your dishes have small particules of food that is being left on your dishes this could either be due to food still being left inside the chopper area which is located on this diagram at part number 9 http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/M0704047-00008.png click this link if you remove part number 7 and find when you get to the chopper there is no food debris left there then you would look at the drain pump both before and after the pump area and remove the hoses to the pump to assure that there is nothing stuck or clogged in the drain area. You would also remove the drain hose from where it plugs into your disposal or exiting point and assure that nothing is blocking this area as well If you have any further questions message me back Thanks again Rick
p.s soap debris can also cause these small particules on dishes and I find using a product called AFFRESH works excellent in cleaning the inside of the dishwasher from these soap deposits but would need further clarification as to what type of deposits you think these are
6/14/2011 12:36:03 AM • Admiral 24 in.... • Answered on Jun 14, 2011

My lower wash arm is not spinning. I have

The water flows from the sump and is forced through the sump by the motor that is attached to the sump assembly click on this link to see the schematic for that area of the unit http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/M0704047-00008.png part number 6 which is termed as a wash impell is what pushes the wash water through as well as part number 7 which is the accumulator of the unit if the impell or impellar is spining properly and you have cleaned the lower wash arm of all deposits and when you put the arm back on by screwing down part number 1 and then you spun the arm and it did spin freely the issue would then be within the sump some do choose to replace piece by piece of the sump assembly personally I found it much cheaper to just buy the entire sump and replace it as a kit which comes with a new motor as well then to replace piece by piece of the sump assembly in the unit . Make sure that the motor to the unit is running when the unit goes into the wash cycle if the motor is not running then this would be why the water is not flowing to the wash arm also if the arm does not spin properly then you would also have an issue with the water coming out of the arm as well. If you choose you can try to replace the wash impell which is part number 99002659 and if your looking for the best priceing I would use this company they tend to be alot cheaper then the other appliance companies I find http://www.allbrandonline.com/Default.aspx?Page=My%20Account%20Profile If you have any further questions message me back and please remember when our chat has fully concluded to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation it allows me to continue helping others in similar situations in the future Thanks Rick
6/14/2011 12:30:16 AM • Admiral 24 in.... • Answered on Jun 14, 2011

After finighing washing the dishes, there is stile

Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you with your dishwasher not drainingproblem...

Dishwasher Problems - Waterwill not drain out


3/21/2011 7:40:40 PM • Admiral 24 in.... • Answered on Mar 21, 2011

Latch is broken, and can


To open the door you can either use a screw driver or open it up or you can pry it open. After it is open check this video for door latch replacement:

Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


1/14/2011 8:49:47 PM • Admiral 24 in.... • Answered on Jan 14, 2011

We have an Admiral Dishwasher that won't clean all

If your dishes or glassware appear with a white film or a white powdery residue or spotted following a complete wash cycle, adjusting the amount or type of detergent you?re using and adjusting your hot water heater?s water temperature may solve the problem. But before you do either of these, put a rinse additive (such as Jet-Dry) in the rinse dispenser to improve the sheeting action of the water.

Next, you?ll have to determine whether the film is removable or permanently etched. To do this, soak a glass in undiluted white vinegar for about 15 minutes. Or, wash the glass with warm water and concentrated dishwasher detergent or a high-phosphate detergent (such as Glass Magic).

If the film comes off, it is probably caused by hard water minerals, improper amounts of detergent, or unsuitable water temperature.

Permanent etching is often caused by a combination of soft water and excessive heat or detergent. If glassware is permanently etched, there isn?t anything you can do to make it clear again. But you can avoid future etching by taking these steps:

1) Be sure hot water entering the dishwasher is no hotter than 140 degrees F. Don?t use extra-hot settings such as ?Power Scrub,? and use the ?Energy Saver? dry cycle.

2) Adjust the detergent amount.

3) Don?t pre-rinse your dishes before loading them in the dishwasher. Food particles on the dishes actually help the detergent and drying agents clean better.

A common cause of poor washing results is improper loading?dishes that block or impede the spray arm(s) or prevent the soap dispenser from opening. On the other hand, if your dishwasher has chronic problems with good washing, the problem may not be your dishwasher. A good first step is vary the amount of dishwasher detergent you're using and try switching brands.

Other possibilities: Your home?s water pressure may be too low, your water may be too hard, or the water temperature may not be hot enough.

In order for your dishwasher to fill to the appropriate level, water pressure should be from 20?120 pounds per square inch. If you suspect that your water pressure may be low, turn off all faucets or other users of water (such as washing machines and sprinklers) and then put a half-gallon jug under the kitchen faucet. Turn on the hot water full-blast. If the jug doesn?t fill within 14 seconds, your water pressure may be too low for proper dishwasher operation. Call your city water utility to discuss your options, or avoid drawing water elsewhere in the house or yard during dishwasher cycles.

The right amount of detergent to use depends on how large your load of dishes is and how hard your water is. Hardness is measured in grains of minerals?the more grains per gallon you have, the more detergent you?ll need. If your water has 12 grains or more of hardness, fill both dishwasher soap cups completely with detergent. If that doesn?t work, consider installing a water softener. (For more information, see the article Water Softener Systems.

To check water temperature, hold a meat thermometer under the hot water faucet for two minutes; if it doesn?t register a minimum of 140 degrees F., turn up the temperature dial on your hot water heater. (However, if you have a newer dishwasher that heats the water internally, it isn?t necessary to turn up your hot water heater.)

If your dishwasher has worked fine in the past but suddenly your dishes aren?t clean after the dishwasher completes all cycles, listen to the spray arm(s) spinning inside during the wash cycle. If spinning poorly, wait for the machine to cool down, remove the spray arm(s) by unscrewing the hubcap(s), lifting the arm(s) off, and then cleaning out the spray holes in the spray arm(s) with a stiff piece of wire.

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11/13/2010 4:59:12 PM • Admiral 24 in.... • Answered on Nov 13, 2010

How do I replace the door latch on my dishwasher?

Don't try to bend anything! The latch mechanism in the door is probably broken. Open the door and remove the 11 torx screws holding the inner panel on. You will probably find broken plastic bits on the pathetically flimsy latch; mine failed after 4 years and I expect it to happen again.
If you do, see the link given in "I Have 3 problems with my dishwasher, my...",
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5168615&diagram_id=1349844#d1349844 Unlatch the two switches and slide them off the old part and onto the new one, observing all the obvious precautions about not getting shocked and putting the switchess on correctly. Reassemble the door and latch with the screws.
11/10/2010 10:07:52 PM • Admiral 24 in.... • Answered on Nov 10, 2010

I Have 3 problems with

Regarding the problem about dishes coming with food and grit - it is possible the wash water is getting contaminated with stuff that should normally be sucked out by the drain pump up in the dishwasher. This is linked to the accumulator and chopper part of the wash system. The food particles are collecting in the accumulator and mixing with the wash water. Normally the chopper should expel it out through the drain wash system. You will have to disassemble the accumulator and check what is wrong. See the diagram - parts 7 and 8,

Now regarding the motor noise - this model has 2 motors - one for wash and one for drain. Which motor is noisy will depend on whether this comes during the wash cycle or the drain cycle. Usually it is the bearing that is faulty. You can replace the motor by checking the previous diagram.

Regarding the door switch - I am not clear what the problem is. Unless you pause the cycle on the panel I would not open the door. The unit works with 2 door switches - both must be closed (when you shut the dishwasher) in order for the dishwasher to complete full cycle. It is possible one of the switches is always on and this controls the wash system. Check the door latch operation and the location of the 2 switches in this diagram.

Hope this will help you determine the problem and replace the parts. Please rate this solution if you found it usefuly.
10/13/2010 12:11:03 PM • Admiral 24 in.... • Answered on Oct 13, 2010

Dish wahser is running but not cleaning


I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying... Dishwasher Spray Arms not SpinningHow to Buy Appliance Parts OnlineA bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...Dishwasher Problems The Heating Element not WorkingDishwasher Maintenanceheatman101 wtyjsgj

9/29/2010 3:41:19 PM • Admiral 24 in.... • Answered on Sep 29, 2010
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