Troubleshooting a Whirlpool dishwater begins with unplugging it from the power source. The second step is to remove the lower spray arm of the dishwasher. To remove the lower spray arm, one must remove the four torque screws and the filter, and then check if the motor gear and chopper gears are working properly. It is also necessary to check if the water fill valve is open and functioning properly.Know More
After removing the lower spray arm, take out the inlet protector by removing the torque screws and break the chopper to access the motor. The inlet protector covers the chopper assembly. To access the D-shaped opening, hold the chopper blade out of the way and ensure the chopper and motor gears are working correctly.
The sump area and spray arms must be cleared of any food or debris, and then one should locate the ribbon cable in the Whirlpool dishwasher’s door lining. If the drawer fails to dispense the detergent, one must check to ensure the cables are not broken. The last step is ensuring the water fill valve is open and functioning properly. If there is insufficient water and the valve is open, it is recommended to replace the valve.Learn more in Dishwashers
A clog is the most common reason a Kenmore dishwasher will not drain. To resolve a clog, remove and clean all food traps and filters and use a commercial plumbing cleaner or a snake to clean drain hoses and pipes. A stuck float switch, newly installed garbage disposal or a malfunctioning motor are other reasons a Kenmore dishwasher will not drain.Full Answer >
To troubleshoot a KitchenAid dishwasher that isn't turning on, begin by identifying the problem and taking steps to make repairs. A flipped breaker or an improperly latched door, for example, may be repaired within a few moments, but more complex repairs can require several hours after locating the needed parts.Full Answer >
To troubleshoot a KitchenAid dishwasher that isn't draining, check the drain hose, drainage basket and sump for food particles. The drain pump and check valve are also common causes for poor drainage.Full Answer >
Quiet Partner is a sound package on Whirlpool dishwashers, and it defines the sound insulation level inside the machine. Dishwashers range from Quiet Partner I, with a decibel rating of 57, to Quiet Partner IV, with a decibel rating of 51.Full Answer >