Having problems with your Kenmore 15899 Built-in Dishwasher ?

My dishwasher is not cleaning dishes - it is running through its cycles, but when it is done, there is a heavy residue of soap and hard water and the dishes looks worse than when i put them in.I've changed dishwashing liquids and even replaced the extra cleaning solution (little hanging basket) with a new one, and still not washing dishes clean. this is a kenmore and is about 5 years old.


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Hello there:
There are 6 areas that could cause this to happen Please follow these simple steps ok
Investigate each of these six areas if your dishwasher is not completely cleaning your dishes:
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\015\012\011 \011\011\015\012 \015\012\015\012 Water Inlet Valve\015\012
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\015\012 \015\012A dishwasher's water inlet valve is its most common part to fail. When\015\012your dishes are not being fully cleaned, quite often a faulty water\015\012inlet valve is to blame. Test your dishwasher's water inlet valve, and\015\012if it is no longer functioning as it should, you will have to replace\015\012it.
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\015\012\011 \011\011\015\012 \015\012\015\012 Upper or Lower Spray Arm\015\012
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\015\012 \015\012Your dishwasher has a lower spray arm. It may also have an upper spray\015\012arm at the top of the dishwasher. These spray arms are designed to\015\012shoot high pressure, high temperature water at your dishes. It is\015\012possible that the holes of the spray arms, where the water comes out,\015\012are blocked with debris, affecting wash quality. You should inspect\015\012your dishwasher's spray arms regularly. Clean out the spray arms as\015\012need be.
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\015\012\011 \011\011\015\012 \015\012\015\012 Heating Element\015\012
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\015\012 \015\012Water temperature is a key element in achieving clean dishes. A\015\012dishwasher's heating element is not designed to heat the water that\015\012enters it. Rather, the heating element is designed to maintain the heat\015\012of the water that enters the dishwasher. Its a good idea to run the hot\015\012water in your sink for a couple of minutes before you run the\015\012dishwasher. Just to make sure the water is nice and hot before it\015\012enters the dishwasher. If the water is unable to stay hot, it can\015\012adversely affect your dishwasher's cleaning ability.
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\015\012\011 \011\011\015\012 \015\012\015\012 Filter/Drain Grate\015\012
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\015\012 \015\012There is a filter in your dishwasher. Its function is to keep large\015\012particles of food and foreign objects away from the pump. Many of the\015\012newly-manufactured dishwashers have self-cleaning filters, and routine\015\012cleaning isn't a concern. However, some other dishw ashers need to have\015\012the filter removed and cleaned regularly. If the filter or grate is\015\012clogged or blocked with debris, it may interfere with the normal\015\012functioning of your dishwasher. Consult your owner's manual for\015\012specific directions for removing your dishwasher's filter and cleaning\015\012it.
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\015\012\011 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 Detergent or Detergent Cup\015\012
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\015\012 \015\012It could just be that you aren't using enough soap to completely wash\015\012your dishes. Your dishwasher may be designed to dispense soap at two\015\012different times during the wash cycle. If you don't fill all of the\015\012detergent cups, then the diswasher will lose a cleaning cycle. Also, if\015\012you use a gel-type detergent, try switching to a powered kind. Powders\015\012tend to dissolve better in hot water. And don't buy in bulk. Detergents\015\012are most effective in the first two weeks. After that, they decrease in\015\012potency.
\015\012\015\012\011 Alternatively, your\015\012dishwasher's detergent cup could be defective in some way. It is\015\012possible that it is gunked up full of built up detergent, and a\015\012thorough cleaning may be enough to get it working again. If that\015\012doesn't do the trick, you probably need to replace the entire detergent\015\012cup assembly. If your cup isn't even opening, please see our section My dishwasher detergent cup won't open.
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\015\012 \015\012Sometimes a dishwasher's cycle selector switch is the reason why dishes\015\012are not coming completely clean. Test your selector switch to determine\015\012whether or not it has become defective. If it has, replace it.
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All very good but I found another problem on my Frigitaire dishwasher. The outboard o-ring failed on the main motor pump. It seals the chamber to the upper sprays. Pull the pump off to see if the o-ring is distorted and stretched. 2 screws, remove the bracket, slide pump out. Worked for me.
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