Hello - The bottom rack of my dishwasher is not cleaning and the soap dispenser is opening but not being cleaned out. I checked the spray arm- it is clean and moving freely. The filter is pretty dirty- but would that be causing the problem? Thanks
Answer Hello Liza,
The filter being dirty would definitely affect the water pressure but I would first look at the fill level. If the water level isn't within about 3/4 of an inch from the heating element, the more likely cause of the issue would be the water inlet valve 5221DD1001F and/or water pressure to the unit. Make sure the water shut-off to the unit is open all the way. If so and the water level is low, replace the water valve. If not, clean the filter out good and check the chopper 5832DD4001B since it keeps the internal screen clean for water pressure to pass.
I hooked everything up, water no leaks, drain all tight, electric tucked away, in place and all level. Water valves open, I try all the different cycles, yet NO WATER. Do I need a new pump? Is that a simple part swap? I hear the motor humming, yet no water. No kinks in the lines.
This unit is about 5 years old, the last 18 months it was in storage in my shed, cold and hot PA.
Answer Hello Greg. Make sure you have the water turned on and if so, you need to replace the water valve if there is power to the valve and no water. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html