When I turn my dishwasher on, it takes along time for anything to start. When it does start, I hear water dripping inside. Then I hear a pump come on and water pumps out. There is no washing sound. The bottom arm does not move. Water just circulates in and then out. No washing. I doesn't matter what setting it is on. It does the same thing on short wash, rinse only, pots and pans, etc. Do I need a pump? or a timer? or something else? I just don't know what part to get. Thank you.
ANSWER Lisa, Based on your information, the first palce to start, is at the start of the cycle, when the dishwasher fills, if the water level is low, then there won't be enough water to pressurize the pump and circulate the water. Start the dishwasher and allow it to fill and wash for 5 minutes. the unlatch the door and remove the lower dishrack the water level should cover the filter and be 3/4 to 1 inch high on the lower spraty arm support 154294101 if the water level is not at least that high, it's not filled to the proper level and there's not enough water and pressure in the pump to wash properly, and you'll most likely need a new fill valve 154637401.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, November 27, 2012