G.M. We have this potscrubber 1200 that came with no catalog, so every thing I've done has been oriented via internet. The washer seems to start out right, meaning the pump winds for a few, water channels in the well deck, but then the volcano barely moves as well as the spray arms. Seems like there is not enough water pressure to have the arms moving = crappy wash! Also, is he arm at the top suppose to move and spray dishes? I checked continuity on motor and solenoid and were good, but none for water valve? Should there be one as well and is this the whole problem, as to why there is no movement or good wash??
Answer Tod, You're on track, water level and temperature is very important in a dishwasher. Allow the dishwasher to fill and wash for 5(five) minutes, unlatch the door and check the water level, there should be 1/2 to 3/4 inch of water coverring the lower portion of the flaot cover WD12X445, if not, theres not enough water in the tub to properly operate the wash arms and pump, and you'll need to replace the fill valve WD15X93. The fill valve is working, but you most likely have an internal restriction in the valve body causing a slow/low fill
I purchased a drain pump kit, item number AP4510944 in the recent past for my Electrolux model no. FDB710LCB0 following your recommendation, it worked! The problem that I'm experiencing now is water leaking from the front of the dishwasher while in operation. The leaking continues when the dishwasher is off from underneath the unit. In believe the electric water valve soleniod needs to be replaced. Will that be a good solution? What part or parts would you recommend that I replace?
Answer Hello Gregg,
The most common cause of leaks on this model is the heater nuts 154106202 splitting. Let me be specific so you will understand what I'm talking about. The heater nuts on this model are not made of solid metal as you would expect a nut to be, but instead they are made from flat metal stamped into the shape of a nut. This isn't the strongest nut made and there has been a service bulletin publicized by the manufacturer. The publication read as follows:
Water Leaking from Dishwasher Heater Mounting Nuts
All Frigidaire dishwashers.
Water is leaking from the mounting nuts for the dishwasher heater.
The mounting nuts under the tub for the heater may be loose, or in some cases, may be cracked.
If you find the mounting nuts loose or broken, both should be replaced. When replacing these nuts,
tighten them to the tub by hand, then add one-half turn with a wrench. Using this method will avoid
over stressing the new nuts.
The other thing that might be the issue, since you recently changed the pump is the "O" ring that seals the pump could be out of position. This is an easy issue to cause during the replacement procedure. There are two "O" rings and they both have a very specific position they have to be in to prevent leakage. If this is where the water is leaking from, the pump must be removed and inspected for the issue. It isn't hard to re-position them but necessary to stop the leaking.
My Older Caloric dishwasher has no water going into the machine. the timer works and the motor runs just no water, and water is going up to the machine.
Answer Hello Andy,
Sounds like it's time to replace the water inlet valve 3255-0009. If you have a meter and want to make sure this is the problem component, place the test leads across the terminals on top of the water inlet valve and start the machine. If the valve is bad, you will read 120Vac. If you read 0Vac, the problem will probably be the float switch or the door switch.