Kenmore Dishwasher won't run
Posted 20 September 2005 - 02:48 PM
The Cancel and Drain function won't kick in, either, so I can't drain the compartment.
Is this the control unit/timer? If so, how involved is it to repair?
Thanks for your help.
(You helped me replace the fill valve on this unit several years back, and the dryer you helped me fix is still running. This forum is the greatest.)
Posted 21 September 2005 - 02:32 PM
There's a lot of stuff in the way of the motor. I'll admit to being a bit ignorant. Where do I check for power to the motor? (I have a volt/ohmmeter, and I know how to use it; I just don't know where on the dishwasher to apply the leads. Also, I'm assuming this is 115V AC to the motor.)
Again, thanks for your help. (My employer eliminated my job in September of 2004. I've been working as a substitute teacher, without benefits, so turning this over to a repair person is out of the question right now.)
Posted 21 September 2005 - 02:59 PM
Long shot: Disassemble from the spray arm down to the wash impeller. Might find a chicken bone, or something, jamming the impeller.
Honestly, that's unlikely. Usually, when I see this problem, there's been a long term drip on the motor and it finally fries. Remove kickplates and look for signs of rust on the motor to confirm.
Posted 21 September 2005 - 03:29 PM
Given my job situation, I have to see of there's an obstruction down near the impeller. How do I get all the way down? Do I just bail the water out of the tub and then remove the housing cover? Or must the spray arm come off first? If so, how does it come off?
If you can give me a brief step-by-step, I'll check it out.
Finally, if the problem really is a motor that's shot, is it worth trying to replace the motor? (Translation: how much is a new motor, and how difficult is it to replace and still maintain a tight seal?) Or is it time to think about replacing the dishwasher (when I start working full-time)?
Again, thanks for all your help.
Posted 21 September 2005 - 05:19 PM
This diagram might help.
I have to see of there's an obstruction down near the impeller. How do I get all the way down?
Do I just bail the water out of the tub...
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