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Dishwasher Not Releasing Soap
It is really frustrating to open the dishwasher only to discover that the soap dispenser did not open during the wash cycle. This is a page about dishwasher not releasing soap.
Dishwasher Won't Drain
This page is about dishwasher won't drain. Determining why water stays in your dishwasher is not always easy.
Dishwasher is Flashing CL Code But Door is Closed
My Frigidaire dishwasher just stopped working properly. It flashes a CL code and didn't finish its cycle. The CL code means that the door is not closed, but the door is closed. What can I do to easily fix this?
Using a Dishwasher with Well Water
I am having a problem with using my dishwasher with well water. My dishes have film on them. Any suggestions?
Dishwasher Rack Coating is Coming Off
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can substitute for the liquid vinyl dishwasher rack repair that is sold in bottles? The tines on my dishwasher rack are showing signs of wear and I would like to repair them before they get worse.
Removing Something Stuck in the Dishwasher
I know there is something that is stuck in the bottom of our dishwasher. I can hear it "crunching" when the dishwasher get to a certain point in the cycle. I had an appliance man here but because it wasn't making the noise at the time.
Cover on Dishwasher Dispenser Broken Off
The cover of the dishwasher detergent dispenser broke off. Do I actually need it or can I just add the detergent without a cover?
Dishwasher Won't Turn On
My dishwasher started tripping the breaker soon after it was turned on. It is on it own breaker so I replaced the breaker, but it continued to trip it. I then replaced the receptacle that it plugs into. The receptacle works fine, but now the dishwasher will not turn on at all.
Kitchen Aid Dishwasher Not Filling With Water
When the dishwasher is turned on no water enters the unit.
Frigidaire Dishwasher Rack Melted
Is it physically possible for the racks in a Frigidaire dishwasher to melt during the drying cycle?
Dishwasher Rinse Agent Dispenser Not Working
This is a page about dishwasher rinse agent dispenser not working. If the rinse agent dispenser is not working properly in your dishwasher, there may be some steps you can take to repair it before having to call an appliance repair service.
Dishwasher Runs Two Cleaning Cycles
My GE dishwasher runs each cleaning cycle twice. How can I get it to only go through the cleaning cycle once?
Dishwasher Not Spraying Water
This page is about dishwasher not spraying water. If your washer is not spraying water it is unlikely the dishes will get clean.
Repairing a Dishwasher Yourself
This page is about repairing a dishwasher yourself. When you are capable of repairing an appliance, it helps to have the product information available that you need.
Dishwasher Seems to Run Too Long
I think my 10 yr old dishwasher is running too long. I cannot find my owner's manual (lost in the house, I suppose). I think from start to finish, it's over an hour, maybe 1 1/2 hrs and that seems too long, but is it?
Dishwashers and Well Water
Does being on well water have any effect on dishwashers? I have had to buy new ones almost every 2-3 years. All have been different brands.
Fixing a Leaking Dishwasher
This is a page about fixing a leaking dishwasher. Repairing your leaky dishwasher can be as simple as replacing a leaky gasket or a defective hose.
Kenmore Dishwasher Do Not Always Fill With Water
My Kenmore dishwasher model 665 doesn't fill with water, sometimes. The next day I'll put it on and it fills right up. What is the matter with this? Anyone have this situation? Thank you.
Older Dishwasher Not Drying Dishes
Our 38 yr. old Hobart Kitchenaid dishwasher is doing a poor job of drying the dishes. What part should we be looking to replace? We're having a problem finding a place with replacement parts for such an old machine. Thanks.
Dishwasher Continues to Run After Cycle is Complete
I just bought a dishwasher and when it is done washing, it still runs. What can I do?
Dishwasher Not Cleaning Dishes
We have a GLD2440res1 Frigidaire Gallery series dishwasher. We have had residue left on our plastics and it is not cleaning our dishes. Has this happened to you and how to resolve? Thank you.
Frigidaire Dishwasher is Flashing HO While Washing
While washing, my Frigidaire dishwasher was flashing HO. What did that mean?
Repairing a Rusty Dishwasher Rack
I have this rusty stainless steel dish washer rack. I have been trying all sorts of things to remove the rust, but it doesn't go away, any ideas?
Resetting a Dishwashers Diagnostic Codes
I need reset the diagnostic codes for a Whirlpool dishwasher Model DU1145XTPB1.
Dishwasher Making A Humming Noise
I have a constant humming noise coming from the dishwasher. Any way to correct this problem other than by turning it off? Thanks!
Dishwasher Not Washing Dishes
My Kenmore dishwasher is about 8yrs old and all of a sudden it doesn't seem to do the wash cycle. It fills, makes some noise and then drains out. It had been cleaning poorly for a while prior to this. I am probably going to take it apart, just hoping for some idea on what to look for.
Dishwasher Not Running Hot Water
My dishwasher isn't running hot water. Any suggestions on how to get the hot water back?
Replacing the Seal in Kitchen Aid Dishwasher
I have an old Kitchen Aid dishwasher that needs a new seal. I purchased a new one but don't know how to replace it. Do I need to remove the door? If so, how?
Water Not Running In My Dishwasher
My dishwasher doesn't work. It still sounds like it's working, but despite turning the tap, no water comes through. I thought maybe the pipe was clogged, but didn't want to pay for a plumber if it's easily fixable myself.
Dishwasher Trips the Breaker
I have a dishwasher breaker problem. My dishwasher was replaced with a new unit because the old unit would trip the breaker. The new dishwasher is on a designated 20 amp circuit. The new washer would also would trip the breaker after about two minutes.
Dishwasher Not Releasing All of the Detergent
My dishwasher is not releasing all of the soap. Once the cycle is finished I open it to find that not even half he soap has been used. The lid is open, but a quarter of the soap is still in the soap box. I don't know what to do.
Dishwasher Soap Dispenser Not Opening
My soap dispenser isn't opening to let the soap out during the wash and I'm pretty sure it's because the bottom rack is blocking it. However I do not know what to do to fix that. So if there is anybody who does please let me know. I am willing to try anything.
Dishwasher Detergent Dispenser Not Opening Properly
Our Maytag dishwasher detergent dispenser has a wax motor to open the dispenser door. Recently, but not after every wash, at end of the wash and dry cycle we found the liquid soap had dripped down the inside door and become hardened and dishes and silverware are not fully cleaned.
Hotpoint Dishwasher Detergent Dispenser Not Opening
I have a Hotpoint Aquarius FDF784 dishwasher. Lately, during the wash, the detergent door doesn't open. The spring is good (it releases manually) and the container is clean (no gunked up powder etc.).
Dishwasher Not Releasing Soap
My dishwasher is not releasing soap. How can I fix it?
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