KITCHEN AID KDC-21A OR-61A SECOND SOAP DOOR PROBLEM
Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:15 PM
In an effort to keep my Kitchen Aid going another few years I followed the advice on this forum and purchased the enzyme based dishwasher product listed elsewhere in the forum.
I live in an area where the water could be considered “hard” so I used two scoops as per the instructions on the dishwashing detergent. The problem I’m having is that there is a clump of detergent in the second door after the cycle is done. The dishes seem to be clean enough. Any suggestions ????
Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:47 PM
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:22 PM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:09 PM
My repair job during the day has required more than 8 hours the past few days now, and I haven't been able to keep up with everything.
I checked the fill level and it doesn't quite come up to the heating element. Side note here. the machine is a portable and after installing the new floor in the kitchen we decided to use those "magic sliders" to minimize the possibility of damaging the floor.
Well, a small stone got caught in the slider and the floor was scratched. My better half came up with the idea of extending the hoses and not moving the machine at all. I had access to some aerospace type (read really good) couplings and made a fine hose extension pair. I realized that with the extra length the machine wasn't emptying fully. I went with a larger diameter drain hose to compensate and that seems to be ok. Is it possible that the machine isn't getting enough water on the fill cycle? does the machine use time as a measure for the fill cycle or does it have a float to tell it if it has enough water. I know I'm venturing into unknown territory here, but I've always been one of those guys.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:22 AM
The machine is not completely level (being portable and all, hmm I never checked if the wheels allow for adjustment)
I'd say the water level is below 1/8th inch at the rear of the element to 1/4 inch at the front of the element.
Thank You for your quick response!
Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:33 AM
Run a load with detergent but no dishes and see if the detergent cup gets scoured clean.
Make sure some of the dishes are not in the immediate vicinity of the soap door and preventing it from swinging fully open
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