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Kenmore dishwasher Mod. 58715074201

not enough water filling tub

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#1 brm

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:21 PM

Kenmore dishwasher Mod# 58715074201

Ok so not enough water filling tub, I ordered a water valve dropped it in and to my surprise it still not filling, it is filling more than it had but not enough to lift and trip the floats micro switch.

there seems to be plenty of water presser  at sink & the d/w is on the same line.

so if its not the water valve the float or water presser.

What am I missing ???

 

Thank you

BRM  



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:36 PM

.. filling more than it had but not enough to lift and trip the floats micro switch.

usually the Float Switch is a safety device .. not normally reaches that level

The water level should be just under the Heater Element


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:48 AM

Are you having other problems besides the perceived low fill:  washability complaints, water not reaching the upper rack...?



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:34 AM

These Frigidaire built models the water level is not just under the heating element.  These use very little water and the correct water fill will have the water just barely covering the bottom of the heating element support brackets in front.

 

Only one wash arm sprays at a time, they alternate.  If the water fill is correct and still not washing you need to be looking at the main wash motor.  It has a separate drain pump to pump the water out of the dishwasher.

 

I just had one a few days ago that the main wash motor was running but it sounded really noisy and the impeller was barely turning and could be stopped by hand and the wash motor was still running full speed, some how the impeller drive shaft on the motor had become separated from the motor or stripped out in some way, (the first one I've ever seen do that).


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:18 PM

I wish id had  looked over yore answers before the shop told him he likely had a water presser pluming problem.

with the new valve it had filled twice what it had been filling. so now I convinced with yore replies it had enough water.  

sounds like  this was my mistake cuss to verify I had enough water, I did the 8 glass test

4 to a rack upside down if they fill yore good, if not you have a issue.
I was unaware only one spry arm ran at a time, so to me with only one racks glasses filling it looked as if I still had a problem.

thank you for the education.

brm






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