Having problems with your Kenmore Dishwashers ?

Arms not turning - Kenmore Dishwashers


Answers :

Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I understand by reading your post which indicates it is a Kenmore dishwasher you appear to have a concern with, however if you could provide the model number I'd be better equipped and most certainly able to help without generalizing.


Hopefully you can appreciate there are many variations of dishwashers even within the "Kenmore" brand name machines. I'll watch for your reply and try and help going forward. Thank you.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Hi
\015\012\015\012

If the water inlet\015\012valve is fine and it fills with water then the issue seems to be with the float\015\012switch assembly that is bad and should be replaced. Float assembly is found\015\012inside the dishwasher's tub, on the bottom. The water that fills the dishwasher\015\012lifts the float, and when it reaches a certain level, it acts as a trigger for\015\012the float switch. The float triggers the float switch to shut off, thereby\015\012shutting off the flow of water into the dishwasher. A defective switch may\015\012interfere with dishwasher's filling and/or draining ability. Use voltmeter to\015\012test the switch. Set the device to the ohms setting x 1. Take each probe and\015\012touch them to one switch terminal each. This should produce a reading of either\015\012zero or infinity. Continue to touch the probes to the terminals, and press down\015\012on the switch's button. The reading should change to the opposite extreme. If\015\012the switch fails either of these tests, you should replace it. Hope this helps...please post back for\015\012further assistance.
\015\012\015\012

Daniel

Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Kenmore Dishwashers

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

The note by FixAllPhil entitled "Poor cleaning or noisy pump on Whirlpool or Kenmore dishwasher" has a significant error. The first step should be to "Remove the lower wash arm (1) by turning the nut CLOCKWISE (right)". I damaged the threads on my dishwasher nut by trying to turn it counterclockwise. Once that error is corrected, please remove this post.


Thank you! ... Whirlpool Dishwashers

My Kenmore Elite model # 630.16302402 dishwasher isn't getting the dishes clean. A lot of food is still on the dishes after cleaning, especially inside the glasses. There is a white film on glasses and the inside of the appliance. I also just noticed that the upper arm isn't turning. There is about 1/2 cup of water standing in the drain area (not visible until removing the filter tray at the bottom of the appliance). Is this normal? The obvious problem is the upper arm but it seems like the rin


Hello, \015\012 \015\012 ... Dishwashers

I have a kenmore dishwasher model 587.14143402. The spray arm is not turning, nor is it spraying water. It makes an odd sound during the wash cycle. Any advice?


... Kenmore Dishwashers

Upper spay arm does not turn - Kenmore 24 in. 16032 Built-in Dishwasher


Hi,Here is a tip that will help you with that problem...Dishwasher ... Kenmore 24 in. 16032 Built-in Dishwasher

Arms not turning - Kenmore Dishwashers


Hello, welcome to FixYa.I understand by reading your post which indicates it is a Kenmore dishwasher you appear to have a concern with, however if you could provide the model number I'd be better equipped and most ... Kenmore Dishwashers

Kenmore model 16309. The dishwasher has power and water but the motor does not seem to be working. It hums for a second, but quits. The timer is working and the water seems to be coming in fine. but the arms are not turning. Any thoughts?


Hi\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012The timer is working, unit has power and it also fills\015\012water, all this indicate that it is the motor that is bad and should be replaced\015\012to solve this issue. Moreover, the hum sound ... Kenmore 24 in. 16309 Built-in Dishwasher

Hi I have a Nemo Dishwasher and the top spray arm is not turning. The bottom one is going fine and there is certainly plenty of water getting into the washer as I opened the door with the washer going and it flood me. I can see the water getting into both spray arms - the bottom one has a excellent upward spray and turns - the upper spray arm has water getting into it but it will not turn. I have cleaned the dishwasher out and any internal parts that I could find so it is spotless - this is so f


... Fisher and Paykel DS602 Dishwasher

I have a Whirlpool dishwasher model number DU1055XTPQ4 that is not cleaning the dishes. When the dishwasher is working, the bottem arm is turning and water comes out the holes. The middle arm has some water coming out, but does not turn. The top arm does nothing. It appears I have a pressure problem. I took out all the arms and cleaned them, along with the plastic tube that feeds them water. They had some build up on them but not much. I have the same result as before. I took off the


... Whirlpool Dishwashers

I have a Whirlpoos Dishwasher DU8000XR-1. The arm on the bottom of the dishwasher is loose and you can lift it up and down. It does not turn with a smooth action. In fact, when the dishwasher is running you can hear this arm clattering. It must be wobbling up and down rather than turning smoothly. Can this be fixed?


Https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a4 ... Whirlpool Dishwashers

Kenmore elite dishwasher 15912: lower arm won't spary vigourous


... Maytag 24 in. MDBS661A Built-in Dishwasher

Kenmore dishwasher spray arm removal


... Jet Tech Systems STEALTH Dishwasher

Dishwasher Problem... Hey, I'm sorry I can't seem to find this information anywhere else. I'm having a similar problem with my dishwasher (also a kenmore quiet guard) and I wanted to try to clean the filter. I'm not sure how to remove the lower arm of the dishwasher. There is a kind of plastic-screw in the middle of the lower arm, is that what holds it on? I'm afraid to try twisting it because I don't want to break it. How did you get it off of yours? I hope I'm not bothering you! Thank you, Je


You are right. The plastic screw needs to be removed. I have a Quiet Guard 4. My procedure is as follows:\015\0121. Remove baskets. Need to pop off the 'keepers' at the ends of the top slidding shelf supports.\015\0122. Remove bott ... Dishwashers

Hi, When I turn on my dishwasher, it fills as normal with water but is not pumping into the upper spray arm. the spray arms are not clogged, I have checked them. Anyway, I always rinse the dishes under the tap before placing them in the dishwasher. I have to switch the machine on/off several times then the pump starts at full force.Occasionally it goes through a complete cycle without havig to switch on/off. It's a Siemens Lady model, E-NR SN53300GB/08, FD 7201 058479. The dishwasher is used


... Dishwashers

The upper rack side rail is loose where it attaches to the side wall of the dishwasher. It allows the upper rack to wobble. When the dishwasher is turned on, the force of the water pushes the rack forward so it detaches from the water supply and the arm does not rotate. The arm and connection are all clear and the arm is able to rotate, so those problems are not a factor. The wheels are in good condition. The left rail is a little loose; the right one is very loose. There must be a way t


Hello melinda.... Here is a link to searspartsdirect.com ... Bosch 24 in. SHX46A02 / SHX46A06 Built-in Dishwasher

I have a maytag MDB600AWW dishwasher. the top spray arm doesn't turn. it wouldn't even turn if i removed the to middle trays. I took the accumulator out and cleaned it. the fine mesh filters were clogged. unfortunately, birthday candles found their way into the machine sometime back. i cleared as much as i could. when i put it back together, the top arm would spin only when i had the 2 middle arms disconnected. It seemed there was an increase in pressure. i ran a diagnostics test and there were


First check to see if the washarm itself is clogged, if so clean it out.\015\012\015\012If the arm has a bearing it may be shot.\015\012\015\012You may have a clogged manifold on the output side of the pump. I sometimes run a ... Dishwashers

I have a Kenmore dishwasher (model 363.14478791). I hadn't used the dishwasher in a month. I turned on the dishwasher tonight and noticed nothing was happening, but I was getting a clicking sound. I moved the dial to the right to off. As I moved the dial to the right, there were lots of clicks and clunks. I started over and turned the dial to the start position. Some water went in, but then nothing happened again. I clicked forward one click at a time. Sometimes water came in. Then water star


... Kenmore Dishwashers

No water is coming thru the water valve to fill the dishwasher. The water is turned on. I had a Kenmore portable dishwasher and we just converted it to a built-in. The electricity is on and the water line installed. When I turn on the dishwasher, it comes on ok but no water is coming into the machine.


Most probable cause a faulty intake solenoid. OK start simple and go from there.If your have power and light etc come on then we know you are good for power. I'll assume that is OK. If\012you are not getting any li ... Dishwashers

I have a Kenmore Elite Ultra Dishwasher and the cleaning light is flashing. I have tried pressing the start/resume button and closing the door within 3 seconds. I am not able to turn on my dishwasher. I have tried turning off the power for 20 minutes but when power was restored the green light continues to flash and the dishwasher will not work. This machine was installed in May 2008. Help!


If the clean light flashes 7 times, pauses, then repeats...When\015\012the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it will\015\012stop working and lock the functions (clean light flashes 7 times, all\015\012buttons are non ... Dishwashers

Bosch dishwasher, low water pressure, arms not turning


... Bosch 24 in. SHX46B05 Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

I have a one year old Kenmore Dishwasher model # 587.15100981 that will not spin, water will fill and empty but will not cycle or spin the arms. I cannot find any obstruction in tube, or anything in the arms, they both will spin easily. I have ran the dishwasher with nothing in it, and it does the exact same thing, would I be better off financially buying a new one, or repairing the pump?


... Kenmore 24 in. 17483 Built-in Dishwasher

Kenmore dishwasher HI i saw your name on the website look like you know your stuff. My kenmore dishwasher model #587.1518 has a flashing washing light i've tried different button seq. but nothing.I 've turned off the power too that didn't help thank you so much for any advice you can give me


Lexi, sorry for not getting back with you, I had to fly to the other side of the country for a week. You may be right about the door switch. First do this, with the dial set to rinse, press and hold the heat dry and start/cancel buttons togeth ... Dishwashers

We have a Model 587.1440*, 587.1441* Kenmore dishwasher. I had turned the water off to the whole house when we left for vacation and openned one faucet so the water pressure would be off the house while we were gone. Upon our return, I turned the water back on but the dishwasher gets no water. ?? What happened? It was working fine when we left, now no water. ?/


First, have you run it long enough to purge the air from the dishwasher line?\015\012\015\012Secondly, the solenoid valve for the water inlet may be stuck due to no pressure on it while you were gone. Tapping it with something light like ... Dishwashers

My Maytag portable dishwasher arms won't spin. They will turn freely when moved by hand but won't turn during a cycle. My dishwasher is about 15 Years old


... Magic Dishwashers

Kenmore dishwasher Have a kenmore 655.15889020 dishwasher which does not appear to be pumping water fast enough. No apparent blockages. Arms circulate very slow. Enough water in sump. Could it be the motor for some reason is running slow? Or maybe some valve is not closing properly.


Fatubu, are you sure you have the correct model number, Im not finding anything on the posted model. They had an issue on models close to this that had an issue with a twisted or missing seal in the pump assy. causing water to fill the pressure swit ... Kenmore 24 in. 16032 Built-in Dishwasher

My kenmore dishwasher will not turn on - Kenmore 16602 / 16604 / 16609 Built-in Dishwasher


Here is a link to some tips for a dead unit. If yours is not completely dead (no lights or sound) let me know.http://www.fixya.com/support/r ... Kenmore 16602 / 16604 / 16609 Built-in Dishwasher
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.a-wash.org || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.1307 seconds