It seems like it's not getting enough water, I disconnected the intake line from the hot water line at the sink and from the bottom of the dishwasher and blew the line out with compressed air and all seems good.Is there anything else I should be doing?
Easy test i came up with. take 5 coffee cups place them on the top rack upright. one in each corner and and one in the middle. do this after the dishwasher has started a cycle and is full with water. with the cups in place let the dishwasher run for one minute. then open the dood. the cups should be mostly full. if not, there is either not enough water or you have a pump problem.
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Turn off the circuit breaker for the dishwasher power and shutoff the hot water supply (usually located under the sink). Next take off the lower bottom front cover to access the electrical connection and water supply line. Remove the cover to the electrical connection and disconnect the wiring. Pull the supply wire out of the connection box. Next loosen the connection for the water supply line. Have a towel handy to soak up the residual in the water line. Disconnect the drain hose from under the sink. It is either connected to the garbage or to a tee above the sink drain trap. Loosen the clamp and remove the drain hose. Again you'll need that towel to soak up the water from the drain hose.
Most dish washer are attached to the bottom of the counter top above the top of the d/w door with screws. Remove these screws. You may also need to loosen the leveling feet located on the bottom of the d/w at the front in order to pull it out.
Now you can remove the D/W from under the counter top.
Be sure to keep the drain hose on top of the D/W while pulling it out to keep the residual water from draining onto the floor.
Be sure to secure the electric supply wire with wire connectors after the D/W is removed for safety. Also cover the drain connection at the sink or disposal with duct tape to prevent sink water draining into the bottom of the sink cabinet.
Does any water come out of the faucet when turned to hot? If not, you may have disconnected the fautet line from the valve and attached the dishwasher line. You can check this by looking under the sink and making sure all lines are connected to valves.
If everything is connected, you may have dislodged some mineral buildup and it is blocking your hot water line to the faucet. You'll have to remove the line and clean it out.
You need to hook that to the hot water line...often the dishwasher will work better if you even run water to the sink and get the water hot before starting the dishwasher....they will keep the water hot but do not have a strong enough element to heat cold water hot enough to do a good job for you...
Turn off the circuit breaker that controls the dishwasher.
Open the dishwasher door. Locate the two small screws holding the bottom valance trim piece. Remove the screws and the valance, revealing the lower pump assembly and drain-hose connection.
Remove the hose clamp. Disconnect the drain line by pulling the hose.
Find the other end of the drain line under the sink; it is connected to the drain tail piece or the garbage disposal. Remove the hose clamp and disconnect the drain line. The dishwasher drain hose is now disconnected at both ends.
Pull the dishwasher drain hose into the sink base through the hole between the dishwasher and the sink base.
Take the dishwasher drain hose outside or to a wash sink. Run hot water through the line to clean and unclog it. When you see water running freely through the hose, then it is clean. If the hose cannot be cleaned, replace it with a new drain hose of the same size and length.
Feed the clean dishwasher drain hose back to its original configuration. Reconnect both hose clamps. Reinstall the valance, turn on the circuit breaker and test-run the dishwasher.
THE WATER LINE TO THE DISHWASHER SHOULD BE FROM SAME HOT WATER LINE TO THE SINK. RUN THE HOT WATER IN THE SINK UNTIL HOT THEN TURN ON DISK WASHER AND CHECK THAT THE TEMP IS CLOSE TO SAME TEMP. HAVE SEEN COLD WATER LINE USED. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE WHICH LINE THAT THE WATER LINE TO DISHWASHER IS CONNECTED.
I find it odd that the dishwasher is filling with cold water if the water is hot at the sink. It sounds like the dishwasher is connected to the cold water line rather than the hot. Check under your sink; if you've got standard plumbing, the dishwasher supply line should be connected to the left water pipe.
Regardless, the water temperature doesn't fully explain the symptoms, especially the detergent left in the door (assuming you're using fresh detergent and it's not caking in the door prior to washing).
I would check the blades again. Even thought they may appear clean, there may be debris in them that get forced into the openings during operation, but fall away from the openings when the water flow stops. Remove the blades, run water into them, then invert them to drain while rocking back and forth. If there's crud in them, you may need to do this several times.
I eventually unhooked the hotwater line where it comes in below the sink in order to give the slack I needed to hook it up to the elbow on the front of the dishwasher...then slid it into the 24in. space, but found that my hotwater line was 4 inches short! A trip to home Home Dept to buy more line and connectors solved the trick and now it is all hooked up and works with no leaks.
Hello Mary, I checked on your dishwasher and what you have is a pressure fill dishwasher. This unit has a pressure switch to make sure the water level is correct. When the dishwasher is full of water (the indention that is around 2 inches in from the side walls and front) is where the water level should be out to. If the water isn''t out this far, then the pressure switch is shutting off early and not filling properly. I read your entire essay, it is perfect, so this sounds like an issue of either not enough water, or the circulation pump impeller has separated and not creating enough water pressure at the wash arms. Since you stated that you removed and cleaned the filters, that shouldn't be the issue. That is normally where I find this issue at is clogged filters, espically in hard water. I have seen results in the pass where too much detergent was used causing the pressure switch to shut off early. In those cases filling the detergent dispenser with cooking oil and running the longest cycle removes the excess detergent. It is proteins that the detergent is designed to break down. So quit worring about your water pipes, the issue is with the dishwasher. Hope this helps.