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Problem: The dishwasher won’t turn on.
- Make sure the door is closed and latched. If necessary, press RESET until you hear two clicks.
- Check to make sure the unit is plugged in. Reset the circuit breaker if needed.
- Check the door latch; repair or replace as necessary.
- Make sure the control is set to wash. Adjust as needed.
- Check the timer. It should be set in the ON position.
- The RINSE AND HOLD setting must be OFF in order for the dishwasher to run.
Problem: The unit won’t fill with water.
- Check the water filter for clogs. Clean if needed.
- If the over flow switch is stuck in the “fill” position, it won’t fill with water. Replace the switch if defective.
- Make sure the water valve is on.
- Check the timer. Replace if necessary.
Problem: The dishwasher makes a strange noise.
- Check the spray arm. Make sure it isn’t hitting the dishes.
- Replace the water intake valve, which makes a “knocking” sound when defective.
Problem: The soap dispenser won’t open.
- Clean with vinegar to remove soap build-up.
- Be sure the lid isn’t blocked.
Problem: When the dishwasher has run, the dishes are still wet.
- Check the timer. Replace if needed.
- Inspect the heating element. Clean with vinegar and check electrical connections.
Problem: The unit leaks.
- Check the door seal. Clean any waste or soap build-up. Replace if needed.
- Check the hose clamps, tighten if loose.
- Inspect the door hinges. Replace if broken.
- Use powder soap to reduce suds.
- Make sure the dishes are loaded properly. Dishes should face the water spray. Don’t place them too close to each other.
- The soap might be defective. Run the load again with new powder soap.
- Scrape and rinse dishes before loading.
Problem: Water runs continually.
- Check the timer, water intake valve, or overflow switch. Replace any piece that is defective or contact a qualified service contractor.
- Look at the float valve at the bottom of the refrigerator. Remove any obstructions so the valve can move freely.
Problem: Standing water remains in the tub, even after the cleaning cycle is complete.
- Up to two cups of water is normal.
- Inspect the drain hose. Remove any kinks.
- Check the pump drain for blockage. Contact a service contractor if needed.
- Check the kitchen sink drain for clogs. Run cold water and turn on the disposal.