Having problems with your Kenmore Dishwashers ?

I was replacing my sink faucet today and in the process turned the water off to the dishwasher. Subsequently my girlfriend ran the dishwasher without the water on! Now when I go to run the dishwasher no water comes out (meanwhile I've turned the water to the dishwasher back on). Is there some kind of reset? I accidently touched the coil in the bottom of the dishwasher just after trying to run it and it was hot. What do you recommend? Thanks. Mark


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Hi,

You need to investigate the following :-

\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Drain line/air gap\015\012\015\012A\015\012clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual reason\015\012that a dishwasher won't drain. Often the problem is at the point where\015\012the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain\015\012line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the hose\015\012or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the\015\012dishwasher again.

\015\012\015\012\015\012Pump\015\012\015\012Your\015\012dishwasher pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly\015\012to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. You can\015\012reach the pump from inside the dishwasher, but first you need to remove\015\012the lower rack, the spray arm, and the spray arm support.

Look\015\012for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins\015\012around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the\015\012spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is\015\012similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller\015\012pushes the water toward the drain port. These components make up the\015\012pump. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace\015\012them.

\015\012\015\012\015\012Drain valve and/or solenoid\015\012\015\012Many\015\012dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When\015\012electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the\015\012water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever,\015\012sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly.\015\012Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may\015\012have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the\015\012motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain\015\012valve diverts the water.

Other dishwashers simply reverse the\015\012direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have\015\012a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the\015\012pump housing.

\015\012\015\012\015\012Belt\015\012\015\012One brand of dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump. If this belt is broken or has fallen off, replace it.

\015\012\015\012\015\012Motor\015\012\015\012If\015\012the motor isn't turning or working, the unit won't drain. First check\015\012to be sure you have power to the dishwasher. If not, see the section\015\012"It doesn't work at all." If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may\015\012need to be replaced.

Some dishwashers are susceptible to\015\012getting stuck if you don't run them regularly. If you haven't run the\015\012dishwasher for more than a week, you may need to manually spin the\015\012motor to free it up. If the motor is defective, you need to replace it.\015\012Dishwasher motors can't be serviced.

\015\012\015\012\015\012Timer\015\012\015\012Part\015\012of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve. If the\015\012timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to\015\012replace the timer. This problem is uncommon.

Hope i helped you.

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