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Kenmore Elite Dishwasher: The top shelf is not getting cleaned.


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I have a Kenmore Elite 665 that is almost two years old. Suddenly, last week, the top rack is not getting clean. We use a regular cycle, no heat dry. Glasses and bowls stay on the top rack stay dirty, everything on the bottom rack is clean. Is there a gasket that fails on the top rack sprinkler?


It appears your jets or riser is clogged with sediment in this instance.For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.I recommend both sites b ... Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489 Built-in Dishwasher

I just bought a used Kenmore standalone dishwasher and ran it for the first time. The dishes on the top did not get clean and the soap did not come out of the closed soup dish. at one point I took a shower and was wondering if that might have influenced the water pressure enough to cause the problem. Is the soap supposed to open during the wash and could the poor water pressure prevent the top shelf from getting properly washed?


The inlet filter is probably clogged. Try letting it fill up. Open the door to stop it right after it starts to wash Pour a gallon or two of hot water in and see it it works better Stop and do this everytime it goes to fill up. If the door opens ... Dishwashers

How do i remove cover on food chopper? kenmore 665 the problem is top shelf dishes not getting clean. looking to clean out bottom area,thanks


Hold the lower spray arm hub (plastic bolt spray arm connects to) and turn the lower spray arm counter clockwise to remove it.Using a torx bit, remove the 4 screws and the top cover. Remove the screws for the lower cover and the chopper cover. ... Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489 Built-in Dishwasher

Kenmore elite utlrawash model 665 17469300 won't clean dishes on top rack. It appears no water is getting to the top rack.


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Kenmore elite ultra wash 4-5 years old. Only a portion of our dishes are getting clean -- it seems like not all the jets are working for the top load. This happens even when there are just a few dishes on the bottom. Do I need to call for a repair?


Solution> Please on the sprayer spindles there are little holes that will buildup a soap substance around it. Take a wire and clean them or run vinegar through it on a regular watcher run and that will improve it but not all together fix it. ... Dishwashers

Top arm does not seem to be going around when diswasher is running. Top shelf articles are not getting clean. Black scummy material gets stuck in the top arm jet.


HI-\015\012If you can remove the spray arm, usually they screw or pull off, then put it under the faucet and start picking out all the stuff out of the jets. The best tool i've found for this is a large safety pin, bend a little hook on the end of i ... GE Dishwashers

I have a DU1050 Whirlpool dw and the green light was blinking 7 times. I did what you suggested and the dw reset itself and now works. Now my dishes on the top rack are not getting cleaned. The bottom shelf is cleaning fine, the top dishes are wet, but still dirty. Please help


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Kenmore Elite My top rack is not cleaning, but the bottom rack seems to be working fine. Has anyone else had this problem with a Kenmore elite?


I also have this problem, and my unit is only about 1 year old. The bottom gets clean but the top does not. I cannot see anything clogged or stuck open. \015\012\015\012I'd appreciate more possible answers.\015\012\015\012T ... Kenmore 15129 Built-in Dishwasher

My Kenmore dishwasher, about 5 years old, is not cleaning well any more. Glasses look cloudy,and I assume the bowls and plates are not clean also, but that's harder to detect unless I hold them up to light. I use a rinse agent. What's the problem? Is it worth having a service person look at it or should I just get a new one? It's a Kenmore Elite ultra wash dishwasher.


Although I used my credit card to pay for the live chat, it bounced me out before the service person could respond. So I tried another service and two people who do home repair told me what the problem was and what it would cost to fix it. Since the ... Kenmore Dishwashers

I have a Kenmore Ultra Dishwasher. The bottom arm spins, the top doesn't, although water drips out. The water fills up under the heating element. The top dishes aren't getting clean and the bottom aren't as clean as they used to be. I also noticed that the soap dispenser is open, some of the soap is gone, but there's still some soap in left in the dispenser. This never happened before and it happens all the time now. Thanks for any help you can give me!


Hi, \012I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife alsocomplained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried invain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them inminutes...now the thing works li ... Dishwashers

Items on top shelf are not getting clean whereas bottom shelf dishes are clean


Hi,\015\012 I had this problem, and on mine it was because when I pushed the top shelf in , the little sleeve for the spinning nozzle wasn't fitting over the coupling that supplies water to it. Try checking the alignment when you push i ... Dishwashers

Hello: I have a Kenmore Elite diswasher Model #665-16264402. It will not clean the dishes on the top rack much at all. To be honest it's not cleaning well on top or bottom! It has a built in filter, so I know I can't do anything there. Any ideas-please help. Thanks, Colleen


Hi, Colleen. Thanks for using fixya.com. I suspect the chopper may be plugged which would cause poor circulation and poor washing results. The chopper is located in the sump housing assembly and is #6 in the picture below. It is accessed by removing ... Kenmore Dishwashers

Top shelf not getting clean


Ours did the same thing and needed the seals replaced where the racks plug in. The water wasn't getting up to the top rack because the seal was allowing water to squirt out f it. ... Maytag 24 in. MDB8600AW Jetclean II Built-in Dishwasher

Kitchen Aid dishwasher - top shelf not getting dishes clean


Is the top sprayer clean and not clogged so that the water can flow through? The top may not be functioning properly. ... KitchenAid Dishwashers

Kenmore dishwasher 8563449 the bottom rack gets partially clean but the top rack is pretty dirty after cycle


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My dishwasher (Kenmore Elite 665) doesn't use up all the detergent in the detergent cup - it always leaves a little behind at the end of the cycle. the dishes don't get quite as clean any more, either. I recently replaced my old water heater - we were getting lots of little plastic pieces in our faucet screens. I'm guessing that the water pressure may be low, and that it may be due to the same problem. Is there a screen-type filter that filters the incoming water, before it enters th


I don't believe you have a screen at any water feed and doubt that would be the problem. Once the washer fills the pressure to the cleaning arms is provided by the pump itself. I have this issue every couple of months due to hard water and the calci ... Dishwashers

Kenmore dishwasher not getting dishes clean, esp top rack. Sometimes the soap is not dissolved, or used up. The top water arm has water coming out, but wondering if it is plegged or something?


Hi,\012I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife alsocomplained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vainto clean the things... \012Bought new spray arms online and installed them inminutes...now the thing works ... Dishwashers

My kenmore elite dishwasher 665 was not cleaning at all i took apart unit and cleaned a lot of gook out. problem is now i cannot get the grinder back in its slot. HELP!!!


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I have a Kenmore Elite dishwasher (model 665.1315), and the dishwasher will run through the wash cycle as expected, but when it gets to the heated dry cycle , it doesn't appear to dry. It will then flash a fault code 81 (8 short flashes of the 'clean' light, pause, and then 1 more short flash of the 'clean' light, longer pause, and repeat the code). The dishes seem to be somewhat dry, but there is certainly water on the dishes and on the tub (there is never any water standing in the tub, and t


Hi,Check your heating element.. \012A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...Dishwasher Problems The ... Kenmore 24 in. 15932 Built-in Dishwasher

Top water sprayer not getting water. does not clean dishes on top shelf.


Hi,When my wife started complaining about her dishwasher not getting the top rack clean this is what I found and I wrote a tip about it...Dishwasher ... Kenmore Dishwashers

I have a Kenmore built in 16874 and the top rack isn't getting water and nothing is getting clean. Help!!!!


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Our GE Profile (Quiet Power 6) dishwasher is having trouble cleaning our dishes. The top shelf rarely gets cleaned and the bottom is questionable. It used to work fine. We always use Cascade powder detergent on a normal wash cycle. We have hard water. Any advice would be appreciated. I took apart the washer looking for an obstruction but none existed.


The obstruction can be external to the unit. Check the drain at EACH connection working backward from the sink connection all the way to the motor pump outlet hole. Do not forget to dis-assemble the Air-Gap (if installed) and to check the inside of ... GE 24 in. Profile PDW9880JSS Built-in Dishwasher

The dishes on the top shelf does not seem to get clean. Does not appear water is coming out of the top spinning module.


Take out the top spinner and clean it thoroughly with descaler and degreaser / very hot soapy water. Soak it for a while and it will work wonders. Put it back in the machine and it will work like new. ... Whirlpool Gold 24 in. Built-In Dishwasher Dishwasher
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