Machine is overfilling with water and running out the door. Could this be the water level switch?
Answer Hello Bortledd. If you can stop the water from entering the machine by turning off the timer or unplugging the unit, you will need to look for a bad pressure hose or replace the pressure switch. If the only way to shut off the water is at the shut off for the water hoses, you will need to replace the water valve in the unit.
Water is standing in the bottom of the dishwasher at the end of the cycle. I checked the drain hose where it attaches to the disposal. I removed a little debris, and drained the dishwasher using a shop vac attached to the end of the drain hose. The water was clean (no additional debris), but after running the dishwasher again, the water still does not drain. Is there a pump, separate from the main motor that could be the problem? Thank you!
Answer Hello Marlon,
This style dishwasher has only one pump. When the pump spins the opposite direction, it drains. There is probably still a screen down in the pump assembly that is stopped up or a piece of plastic such as the kind used on individually wrapped cheese that is wrapped around the impeller. As long as the drain is clear, the only other thing that would cause this is a bad winding in the motor. If you pull the tech sheet from behind the kick panel it will give specific instructions on how to test the windings with a test meter.
Does not fill with water! runs OK if I put water in. Could it be the float?
Answer Frank, Yes, the float 8268895 could be stuck in an up (full) position. It could also be the flaot switch 8268909 on the underside of the tub , but it's most likely a faulty fill valve 8531669. You need to remove the lower access panel and kickplate and check the switch and valve wiring. If you carefully lift and lower the float from inside the tub, you should be able to hear the switch activate and deactivate, that's an even easier and faster test. .
Float Part # AP439OO17. Is there an O Ring or any type of seal on the stem of the Float?
Answer Hello Frank. No, there is no o-ring used on the float 99002363. You will need to check and see if the water is filling to much and causing the unit to over flow out of the float chamber. If so, replace the water valve or the float switch. If the switch is testing good, then the valve is bad. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
water starts coming out of float hole about half way throughwash cycle. how can i check water level? can i turn off washer and open door without water running out?
Answer Barry, Yes, you should be able to unlatch the door, wait a few seconds and open the door without any water running out, unless the machine is overfilling. If the dishwasher is filling properly, the water level should be in contact with the lower half of the heater element to coverring the element slightly. You also want to check and make sure that the dishwasher is level in both directions(front to back and side to side). Remove the lower spray arm and check for debris in the jet openings on both sides and ends of the spray arm amd a possible split seam on the sides. If in doubt, and the checks are proper, replace the lower spray arm. Thanks and Good Luck
My unit has been serving well since 10/16/2000 - however now - water collects in the bottom of the machine - but seems not to be circulating via the rotating arm below the dish racks - I opened up that area - removed some odd plastic scraps of seeming yogurt container? and odd food scraps - the soap does not clear out of dispenser - dishes remain dirty - what's to be done?
Answer Hi Dave. You basically need to remove the racks and all the wash arms. Use a pick tool under the sink and flush out the debris stuck in all the wash arm jet holes. Then start at the top of the motor pump assy. and use a shop vac. and paper towels to remove the filter flow plate with the 2 thin washers. Remove the round tall pump filter. Clean it also and all parts. Then below it is a cross shape rinse arm assy. that is 4" tall x 7" wide. Going vertical on all 4-sides are slots which will get clogged also and needs to be cleaned. Keep going as low as possible and you eventually will get to the chopper blade. There is a impeller that is approx. 2" diameter and is 2" tall. IT is black and round with a 5/16" bolt holding it down in the center. Inspect this internally to make sure all blades are still intact. If compromised, then you need to replace it. This cleaning along with monthly use of Dishwasher magic part # TJ104 or Glisten part # TJ129, should keep performance levels up to par. Thank You.