There is an assembly on the side on my whisper quiet dishwasher, it has a buildup of water deposit in it and I am trying to remove it. I removed the hose off it and I thought I should be able to remove it by turning the piece on the inside of the diswasher a quarter turn or something. I can't get it to turn at all... Is there a trick to removing that?
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Re: how to remove water input assembly
If you are talking about the plastic molded piece on the outside of the dishwasher tub where the water inlet hose runs to, this piece does not come off. Its a permanent molded piece of the tub. If you break it, you have to replace the entire tub. The build up of water scale and deposits is a common problem in this area. If you remove the rubber hose and use a small screwdriver or small brush (the kind you would use for cleaning gun barrels) this is sufficient to get most of the deposits free. Flush with distilled vinegar and hot water. If I'm wrong in assuming this is what you're talking about, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
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there are few things you can do to remove the calcium deposits.....
Change the detergent you use. Powdered dishwasher detergent is more efficient in removing grease and oil than gels. Decreasing the gunk left on surfaces may help slow lime scale buildup.
Put a quart of vinegar or lemon juice in the bottom of an empty dishwasher and run it up to the "dry" cycle once a month to keep up with accumulating scale. Extended exposure to mild acid and hot water dissolves most scale.
Clean circulator arms with vinegar or lemon juice and a vegetable brush or toothbrush. Let the acid sit on the scale before scrubbing. Use a needle or hat pin to pierce clogged holes, then rinse by running a cycle with vinegar.
Use plain salt or baking soda to scour surfaces with a sponge or rag. Rinse with boiling water or run a cycle with an empty dishwasher. Do not run the dry cycle.
a quart of vinegar or lemon juice in the bottom of an empty dishwasher
and run it up to the "dry" cycle once a month to keep up with
accumulating scale. Extended exposure to mild acid and hot water
dissolves most scale.
circulator arms with vinegar or lemon juice and a vegetable brush or
toothbrush. Let the acid sit on the scale before scrubbing. Use a
needle or hat pin to pierce clogged holes, then rinse by running a
cycle with vinegar.
plain salt or baking soda to scour surfaces with a sponge or rag. Rinse
with boiling water or run a cycle with an empty dishwasher. Do not run
the dry cycle.
if it is just affecting the upper rack i doubt it is just a plugged spray arm (though i could be wrong). more likely than not you have a blockage on the intake of your spray pump motor. a series of bones, toothpicks, foreign material, etc could be blocking the entrance of the pump causing it to starve for water so to speak. you will more than likely need to remove the lower rack and spray arm to be able to disassemble the strainer and gain access to the sump. a complete model number would help bunches to.. alas
Check the drain hose connection at the sink drain for local blockage. If ok, you may have to tear down the lower spray arm assembly down to the deck (noting orientation and position as you remove parts). Look for clogged screens and clogged openings in the deck. You can use a vacuum hooked to 'blow' to make sure these openings are clear. Wash the screens in hot water, detergent, and white vinegar to remove water and food deposits. Make sure upper and lower spray arms have open spray holes and no split seams. Hope this gets you running again!
Try holding the E.S. button down for 30 seconds. Does not work, you need an Electronic control assembly which can be ordered online from Repair clinic .com for $146 for your model plus shipping. This is apparently a common problem with Kitchenaid dishwashers. Just repaired one the other day. Tried everything, but as soon as the new Electronic control assembly was installed, everything was Okay. This is an easy repair for anyone who is handy at all. Please shut off power to the dishwasher by switching the breaker off or removing the fuse.
Very likely pump motor shaft seal leaks water into bearing casing buildup of rust and consequently noise. I just replaced $112 worth of pump assy and it's back to normal. I would also buy repair manual for $10 on-line to be sure how to disassemble the sump to get to the pump.
Do not disassemble the arms. Just go get the product Lemi Shine. The product is awesome. It removed years of buildup of my machine that I thought I would have to throw away. You can find it at your local grocery store.
Could be a a couple different issues.. Not filling with enough water or food chopper broke or food chopper filter screen clogged.
Check water level: Run the DW and wait for the main wash to start (water will fill. pause then complete fill) The water should be no more than 1/4 inch below the heating element. If not there..replace water inlet valve.
Inspect food chopper: Remove lower spray arm and rear water supply tube to upper spray arm. Remove torx screws that secure the sump cover. Remove the rounded cover on the left side to expose the chopper assembly. Inspect for breakage of blockage. There may be an additional plastic screen to remove first.
I had the same problem with my dishwasher. In my washer the problem was caused by a buildup of water deposits throughout the machine. I increased the temperature of the water, used three bottles of "Dishwasher Magic" and now my machine is working well. I read that the rinse aid dispensers do not disperse enough of the product for extremely hard water, the solid rinse aid dispensers work better. I know that adding a little water softener to your washer when you run it can help. If you can't find "Dishwasher Magic", you might want to try running your dishwasher with a few quarts of white vinegar to remove the deposits on the coil. You may need to clean out the deposits in your washer regularly to keep the machine working well.