kenmore dishwasher not cleaning
Posted 19 May 2005 - 08:50 AM
i have a 4 year old kenmore, model 665-15832000. it doesn't do a very good job of cleaning dishes.
i started the washer and let it go until i could hear it washing (or spraying) and i opened the door to see what level the water was at. i read it's supposed to be at the bottom of the heating element but i'm not sure what the heating element is. is it the metal (tubular) bar that runs around the bottom of the washer? if so, the water is a good 1/2" under that when full. the water temp is about 115 degrees.
also, when i start the washer, the display says 85 minutes. about 10 minutes later, it says 83 minutes. it takes a long time to wash a load, like almost 2 hours.
Posted 19 May 2005 - 06:32 PM
Posted 22 May 2005 - 06:41 AM
i tried running the water but still had problems with it not cleaning. the water is at least a 1/2" under the heating element when fully loaded. should it be this way? if the water isn't up to the element it wouldn't get heated would it?
i see one of the recommended fixes if not enough water is in the washer is to replace the water inlet valve. think i should try that?
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Posted 22 May 2005 - 07:34 PM
Posted 23 May 2005 - 04:54 AM
where is the screen on a dishwasher? in the water inlet valve area?
regardless, i've got a new inlet valve on order just to see if that fixes it. everything else in the machine looks good, spray arms are clear, the machine seems to drain fine, etc.
Posted 02 June 2005 - 04:31 AM
thank you all for the tips.
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