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How to troubleshoot and fix common dishwasher problems, including a dishwasher that doesn’t run, fill or drain.

You can handle some types of dishwasher repairs yourself, but if these techniques don't work, call a professional who is certified to handle the make of your appliance.

[/media-credit] You can handle some types of dishwasher repairs yourself, but if these techniques don’t work, call a professional who is certified to handle the make of your appliance.


If your dishwasher stops working properly, it isn’t the end of the world, but it does put the kibosh on one of the luxuries that adds to your quality of life. Because fixing a dishwasher isn’t usually an emergency, you have the opportunity to troubleshoot problems and try to solve them yourself before calling an appliance repair person.

The following should help you handle repairing a dishwasher that doesn’t run right—or doesn’t run at all. If your dishwasher leaves spots or film, or just does a poor job of cleaning, see Dishwasher Washes Poorly. If it leaks or makes noise, see how to Repair a Dishwasher That Leaks or Makes Noise.

HomeTips Pro Tip: Before you begin troubleshooting, unplug the dishwasher or shut off its electrical circuit, and turn off the its water supply valve. Don’t work inside the dishwasher immediately following a cycle because the dish-drying element at the bottom may still be hot.

Dishwasher Doesn’t Run

If you turn on the dishwasher and absolutely nothing happens, the problem is usually caused by an absence of power:

Reset the ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).

1Be sure the power is on, the door is latched, and the control is engaged. If absolutely nothing happens—in other words, nothing on the control panel lights up and there are no other signs of life—the appliance may not be receiving power.

If the dishwasher’s cord is plugged into a receptacle, check to see if it is a GFCI receptacle with a reset button. If it is, push the reset. If it isn’t or if the dishwasher’s cord is wired directly into the electrical box, look for any other receptacles in the kitchen that have a reset and and try resetting them. (This is a long shot, but it’s easy to do and may solve the problem if the dishwasher is on the same circuit.) To test a receptacle for power, you can also just plug a working hand-held appliance into it.

2Check the electrical panel that serves the dishwasher for a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse. If you find one, switch the breaker to OFF and then back to ON or replace the fuse.

 

3Check dishwasher switches & timer. If electrical power is available to the dishwasher but the appliance doesn’t run, the problem is likely a defective door switch, timer, or selector switch. To solve a door switch problem, you may be able to adjust the door latch’s strike slightly, using a screwdriver (turn off the power to the dishwasher at the electrical panel first). If the problem is with the timer or selector switch, it’s best to call an appliance service person.

Dishwasher Doesn’t Fill

If your dishwasher runs but doesn’t fill, either something is wrong with the water supply system or it is draining water too soon.

1Make sure the water is turned on. Check the hot water supply stop valve, normally located under the sink. Open it all the way by turning it counterclockwise. If there is no reason this would have been turned off since the last time the dishwasher worked, go on to the next step.

2Turn off the power to the dishwasher. When the dishwasher is cool (in other words, not right after a wash cycle), look for the float inside the dishwasher; this is usually a small plastic dome or cylinder mounted inside at the tub’s base, near the front.

When you move most types of floats up and down, you can hear them click because they trip a lever (they are spring-loaded). Lift out the float mechanism, and clean around the float tube. Many floats must be disconnected from below; to do this you’ll have to remove the lower access panel. Rinse off the float, replace it in the tube, and make sure it moves up and down freely.

3Shut off the hot water valve to the appliance. Locate the water intake valve, behind the dishwasher’s bottom front panel. Disassemble the valve to reveal the screen. Clean any debris from the screen and reassemble the valve. If the screen doesn’t appear to be blocked, call an appliance repair person. Any of several parts—including the water inlet valve, pressure switch, and timer or selector switch—may be faulty.

Dishwasher Doesn’t Stop Filling

If the water flow to the dishwasher doesn’t automatically shut off, the float switch is faulty, the timer is stuck on Fill, or the water inlet valve is stuck open. To test the float switch, you’ll need an inexpensive multimeter like the one shown here, which costs under $10 online.

Multimeter is used for troubleshooting electrical problems. Photo: Mastech

Multimeter is used for troubleshooting electrical problems. Photo: Mastech

1Unplug the dishwasher. Reach into the cabinet and lift up the dome-shaped plastic float switch. If it doesn’t lift up, remove the plastic top from the stem, scrub the stem clean, and then replace the dome. If it moves up and down freely, go on to Step 2.

2Note which wires are attached to the float switch’s terminals, and, using small pieces of tape, label them for future reference should you need to replace the switch.

3Set the volt-ohm meter’s dial to Rx100 and touch the two probes to the terminals. When you lift up the float, the tester’s needle should show an infinity reading, and, when you let the float drop, the needle should show a 0 reading. If it doesn’t, the switch is broken and needs replacing. Unscrew it from the tub, take it to your local hardware store or home improvement center, buy an identical replacement part, and then install it.

Dishwasher Doesn’t Drain

Following a cycle, a small pool of clean water inside the tub is normal. An excessive amount of water means the pump isn’t pumping water out properly, the drain hose isn’t carrying it to the drainpipe, or the house’s drain lines are backed up.

If dirty water spews from the air gap, the drain line is kinked or clogged. (If you’ve recently installed a garbage disposer, be sure the knockout plug for the dishwasher was removed when the connection was made; see your disposer instructions.)

1Remove the cover from the air gap at the top of the sink (usually a short chrome domed cylinder that sits at the back of the sink), and, using a stiff wire, clean it out. Also check the entire length of the drain hose for kinks or blockages, especially at the drain connection to the disposer or drain line.

Lift out the strainer at the base of the dishwasher.

2Once the dishwasher is cool, shut off the power to it, and—if your dishwasher is made to allow this—remove the strainer (shown at right), located under the bottom spray arm at the base of the cabinet. Unscrew the hubcap, lift the spray arm off, and remove any clips that hold the strainer to get it out. Scrub it clean with a brush and then replace it.

3Determine whether the sink trap or house drain line is clogged. If the sink is backing up, the drain is clogged. If this is the problem, see Sink & Drain Repairs.

4If the dishwasher still doesn’t drain properly, the drain hose may be clogged or the drain valve may need replacement. You can check the drain hose for obstructions, but this usually involves pulling the dishwasher out from under your counter to access the hose, disconnecting the hose at both ends, and flushing it out with a faucet or garden hose, or replacing it with a new hose (see dishwasher hose repair kits).

NEXT SEE:

Dishwasher Washes Poorly

Dishwasher Leaks

How to Buy the Best Dishwasher

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89 Comments

  1. My GE dishwasher fills with water then stops working. Power is getting to the dishwasher, but water spinner fails to function

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    • If the pump motor hums instead of running, you may need a new pump. If the pump seems to be running okay, the circuit board may need replacement. Before you start replacing expensive parts, however, I think the various systems need to be tested by a pro. (See Featured Resource above.)

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    • did you clean the float mechanism?

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  2. Tina, please post the make and model of your dishwasher, if possible.

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  3. hi Don, do you know the sequence for the dishwasher?

    I have a Blanco dishwasher it drains at first and fills water, spray arms run as I can hear it and it drains the water but after that it does not proceed to the next process which is wash…. and has an alarm of inadequate water…

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  4. My dishwasher is located on an island. It runs it’s cycle but the dishwasher is draining before the water has enough time to heat and steam the dishes. When the cycle is done, everything is soaked…

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  5. My Heller HDW 12 Dishwasher ran its normal cycle and when I went to open the next day the door is locked and have tried everything to open it ie turned off at the wall for 24 hours ran a complete new cycle but nothing any thoughts

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    • Just in case this is something you haven’t considered: some models have a child lock feature…does yours? Check your manual (if you still have one).

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  6. Hi my dishwasher makes a loud popping noise at the end of the cycle. It is very hot inside when I open the door but I thought that was normal to get that hot to dry the pots?

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    • Could be the drying elements or a small object stuck in the sump area of the tub or on top of the motor mounting plate. Try lowering the heat setting on the drying cycle (if you can), to make sure the problem isn’t related to the drying elements. Otherwise, you may have to disassemble the base of the machine and look for a small hard object.

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  7. I have an Amana dishwasher model # ADB1500AWB2, it failed to start last night, this morning I pressed start and it worked,,,,I reloaded, pressed start,,,,nothing happens again…now what?

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  8. what would cause my dishwasher to trip the breaker? When I turned the breaker back on I ran the dishwasher on the shortest cycle, rinse only, and it worked. I haven’t tried a full cycle yet. Help

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  9. I have a GE dishwasher. It doesnt drain. The sink plumbing is good (not clogged). I have taken the dishwasher out and it wont drain the water from the hose directly into the sink. The hose fills with water but wont empty or pump out. If I lay it flat it comes out faster. If I disconnect the hose from the dishwasher the water pumps out quickly. So it acts like the water gets stuck in the line but there is no blockage. Any advice?

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  10. my sink had a clog which lead the dishwasher to not drain, I have removed the clog but now dishwasher wont run, lights come on but nothing.

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  11. i have a beko small dishwasher, and although it washes or seems to wash ok, the red light at the end frequently doesn’t bother coming on… any ideas as to why??

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  12. My Maytag Quiet series 200 dishwasher will fill with water but then it won’t run the wash cycle. After multiple tries of filling and emptying the machine it will run. Could this be related to the float switch? Could the motor brushes be bad.? Does the motor have brushes.? thanks for any help.

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    • Hi Abe, thanks for sharing your wash cycle troubleshooting and repair answer. We really appreciate it when knowledgeable do-it-yourselfers jump in to this forum to help other visitors.

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  13. If the dishwasher is filling up on its own overnight (and not draining), the problem could be any of several issues: a defective water inlet valve, control board, or timer.

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  14. My dishwasher fills up then empties within 1 minute.why

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    • The problem could be the drain solenoid or a flapper drain valve that can’t close all the way because a piece of food is jamming it.

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  15. I have a kitchenaid KUDC10IXWH7 and the heat dry button sounds when pushed but wont light up and will not dry the dishes. Any thoughts?

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    • In some cases, the heating element assembly at the bottom of the dishwasher cabinet burns out and needs to be replaced. Other problems could be a faulty thermostat or control.

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  16. My dishwasher has a very low flow drain cycle and won’t pump water up any incline in the drain hose. I’ve disconnected every part of the dishwasher to clean and look for obstructions. It’s all clear everywhere. The drain pump runs and pumps water, but only if the drain hose is laid flat. The last thing I can think of is my pump is going bad. Is this possible?

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  17. I have an Amana dishwasher and nothing in the top gets clean. We have ran several cycles of dishwasher cleaner through it but nothing seems to make a difference. It doesn’t seem like water is shooting up to the top rack at all. What should I begin to check first?

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    • Tami, usually this means something is blocking the spray arm from turning. But it could also indicate that there isn’t enough water pressure due to a kinked hose, other water-using appliances running at the same time, etc.

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  18. I have the same issue as Tami. Top water sprayer isn’t working. What do I do?

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    • Becky, see my reply to Tami.

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  19. I have an Amana ABD1100AWB3 and it wont wash. It fills humms and then drains the water out. What could be the problem

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  20. Hello,
    I have a Jann Air
    Model # JDB1100AWS
    My float melted in half so we took it out of the dish washer and when we go to used the dish washer, it seems like the heat works but the water doesn’t come out.. is this because we just need a new float? If you can give me a quick answer that would be great.
    Thank you sir!

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  21. Hi,
    I have a KitchenAid KUDC09 model, stainless steel tub that won’t start. when I do the reset, all the buttons light properly and dishwasher runs for ca one minute and stops again. Do I need to get a technician?

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  22. My dishwasher wasn’t draining til I found this website and now were up and running again!! Thanks, home tips.com!!

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    • Great! Glad to hear we were helpful.

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  23. My dishwasher wasn’t draining properly so I turned to hometips.com for some troubleshooting advice and now I’m using my dishwasher again. Thanks for the advice!!

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    • Thanks for the positive feedback, Misa.

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  24. Good blog, That helps to know valuable information to repair my dishwasher, thanks for your post.

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  25. Hi. I have a countertop dishwasher. Its keeps overfilling. I think its the float fill mechanism but i cant find it there is nothing in the basin of the dishwasher only the rotary sprayer. I have a picture of the dishwasher but dont know how to post it here.

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    • If you post the make and model, maybe one of our visitors can help.

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      • Hi. I dont know the model. Says Carlton but I cant find anything relating to it. I have found a picture on google that looks exactly like mine but it says that its a Proline. Again no model number :( so im stuck.

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        • Chauntelle, hopefully you’re not stuck…but the float probably is. Turn off the appliance and unplug it. Remove the 15-or-so screws from the lid of the gray plastic container on the right side of the appliance. Unclip two plastic catches to release the float. Clean the float and interior of the container so the float can move up and down freely. Then put it all back together.

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          • Im very stuck. Thank u for emailing me. I’ve attached what my dishwasher looks like inside.  There is nothing in the bin . . . Im not sure if my attachments will reach u. .

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          • I dont think I can attach the pictures :( there is nothing in my bin. Only the rotating sprayer thingie.  Ive googled it I cant find or see that float in the bin. Could it be somewhere else?

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          • Chauntelle, the attachment didn’t work. I’m not familiar with your appliance so, unfortunately, there isn’t much more I can do for you. I hope one of our readers jumps in on this conversation. Otherwise, I think you’ll need to have an appliance repair person look at it.

  26. hey Don, I have a Kenmore dishwasher. It won’t fill with water. I have checked the float valve and the inlet valve. What should I check next?

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    • Daniel, you’ve checked the right things first. I’m sure you’ve also made sure the water supply valve is fully open. Other problems could be the door switch or the timer / electronic controls.

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  27. Hi, I have Maytag dishwasher that works well but the setting lights do not appear anymore. When I use it I just press start and it starts. Does it mean that there are bulbs that need to be replaced? Thank you.

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  28. I have a GE Nautilus portable dishwasher. It’s probably 15 years old. It worked fine then suddenly started filling and draining at the same time. So when the dishwasher runs, its on an empty cycle. Do you think it could be the drain solenoid?

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  29. We recently purchased an LG dishwasher. It’s has power to it and starts just fine but after its ran for a while it’ll shut itself off and the start button will flash and ring for us to push start again to continue the cycle. It makes us restart it at least 5 or 6 times. Do you know what the issue might be?

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  30. I have a Kitchenaid dishwasher. There was a burning smell (the dishwasher was still running) so I opened the door and found that there was a label on top of a container that had fallen on to the bracket holding the heating element. I removed the label, but now the dishwasher will not run. I can press the button to start the dishwasher, and it sounds as though it’s starting, but within a minute, it turns itself off and all the lights on the dishwasher go out. I’ve turned off the main circuit to cut all electricity to the dishwasher, but that has no resolved the issue.

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  31. We have a dishwasher that is full of grease or it’s extremely slick everywhere. It’s not washing the dishes like it used to either. I know nothing about a dishwasher. Is there a filter or something that may be clogged?

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  32. I have a GE Adora Potscrubber, purchased about 5-6 years ago. The past two washes, Near the end of the cycle, it blows the circuit breaker fuse. (Nothing is stuck in it; and I thought I had smelled a burning smell one of the two times.) I checked the recall list, and didn’t see the model listed: starting with GHDT, and serial: TZ. I’m afraid to run the dishwasher until I know what’s tripping the circuit breaker. What recommendations can you offer? Thank you!

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  33. i have a GE Profile it started making a continuous beep yesterday i have checked to see if the motor is stuck and it is not and it will not turn on but there is power to the unit i checked the power connections on the dishwasher. so, why is it making the high pitched continuous beep.

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  34. My dishwasher does not do hot washes.it’s an omega dishwasher and only about 2 yrs old.Does anyone familiar with the omega panel on front to set washes? I’m sure it’s a simple answer to fix.
    I also have a blocked drain but I’m hoping after watching the home tips I can sort this.The blocked drain is probably due to fat deposits unable to clear due to no hot water washes.
    Any tips out there?

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  35. My dishwasher runs okay but after few seconds it trips the power off. It is Diplomat Model ADP 8132, Type 12043

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    • Mines does the same too, it is fixed into the kitchen units so I’m not quite sure how to fix it!

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  36. My dishwasher has started leaking around the handles. It leaks constantly, even when it’s not running. And how does a detergent and rinse agent dispenser work? Could this be part of the problem?

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  37. I have the Kitchenaide Professional Model PLD 285ORDC3

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  38. Kelvinator kd12mm1: the unit fills with water, and then empties all the water before the cycle stops. I tried to check for a float inside, but cant find it. Should I open it at the bottom or look for something on the side?

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  39. I have a Euro dishwasher. It was not draining but have cleared that but now it’s stuck at drain cycle. Is there a reset button? I have unplug and switch on again but did not work either.

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    • Each manufacturer has a different reset “code”. Easiest to call the manufacturer or look online for the code to reset your specific model. Many of them simply say to press any button 5 times then start while door is closed but some have specific order….. for instance mine I have to press heated dry 3-5 times and then start within an 8 second window.

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  40. I manage an apartment where the heating element on several of the dishwashers has warped, and touches the bottom of the tub and has burned a hole in several dishwashers. I would like to know if there is a standing clip, or a new element to fix the remaining 100+ dishwashers so we don’t have to replace them as well. I have searched and searched online, and have not been successful in finding a solution.- I found some brackets, but only the ones that attach to a part that is already existing in the tub of the dishwasher. Any advice would be great!!

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    • I had that happen to mine, and it made a huge mess. I ended up replacing a substantial section of the subfloor. I assumed it was because the replacement heating element I bought wasn’t shaped right. I’m surprised you’re having the problem with original elements. The elements supposedly become very rigid when they’re heated the first time, and shouldn’t warp. Sorry, I can’t help you with what to do with the others. I replaced mine with one that has a stainless steel tub so I wouldn’t have that problem again.

      The next leak was harder to find. The recirculation pump motor bearings wore out and the motor shaft ate through the housing, just a little but enough. Something to look for, anyway.

      Today, it was leaking again and it was around the float valve stem. Popped the float out, cleaned the gunk out, and popped it back in. Problem solved, it seems. Will clean it periodically in the future.

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  41. Hi All, funny problem with my dishwasher that it stops after few minutes sending error message:”the appliance does not fill with water “. after opening the door it is filled up with water…

    at the beginning of the washing program I can hear strange noise probably from the main pump. I reckon it fills with water properly but once the washing program comes to stage of pumping water to the shower heads the program fails and comes back with the error message above.
    any help/idea/advice is more than welcome!
    PS:
    I have tested the drain pump and it works ok.

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  42. I have a KitchenAid dishwasher which is maybe five/six years old, I ran it a few days ago and the dishes were clean. I just tried to load it and noticed a considerable amount of dirty water in the tub and now it doesn’t power up at all, nothing. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    • This could be as simple as a blockage either due to food,glass,dirt etc being stuck in one of a few places such as drain hose,food disposal if you have one, propeller or filter (cheapest to check and clean). If it still doesnt work it could be the motor in which case youll be better off buying a new dishwasher.

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  43. I have a GE Profile dishwasher. It pulls water into it then after a few minutes it just stops and does nothing. The Normal Clean light and the Start light are still on but it does nothing. After several minutes I push the start/reset button and the water drains out like it is finished with its cycle. So it pulls water and it drains water out….what is stopping it from doing all the steps in between?

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    • I have a GE doing the same. Did you ever figure out what was causing it?

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    • The control panel most likely needs to be reset to do this look online,call manufacturer or see if your manual instructs you on how to do this on your specific model.

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    • I have a older model ge dishwasher, the dishwasher fills with water, the motor has sound, the cycle has sound when you turn the knob. But it will not run its cycle. It fills and nothing else.

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  44. I have a kenmore portable dishwasher and the hose has started to come off of the faucet adapter every time I turn the water on. I don’t know if the problem is the white couplings inside the unicouple or if it’s the adapter on the faucet. If it’s the white clip things inside the unicouple, is there a way to replace the hose?

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  45. Hi everyone i have a whirlpool portable dishwasher that just doesnt let water in, the lights show that it should be washing but nothin happens. Can anyonehelp me out here im a car mechanic this is not my feild, thanks !

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  46. My first problem started with having to press the start button VERY hard and then it would work but then it started the wash but would fill with water and just stop working at all leaving water in the bottom (to drain I just pressed start again then cancel). For a Maytag Performa sometimes its simply that the control panel needs to be rebooted/reset. For other dishwashers you will need to find out how to do this but for mine it was:close dishwasher then press “heated dry” 3-5 times fast followed by pressing “start” all must be done quickly in less than 8 seconds. Now that my control panel has been reset it works fine again. YAY ME!

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  47. When i turn my dishwasher to Normal wash an push start it wants to drain water (nothing in there) so it just hums , i tried taking the knob of an seeing if it was on wrong but it only goes on one way

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    • Check the float. Its normally under a little canister looking thing in the bottom. It may be stuck in the up position.

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  48. Whirlpool WDF510PAYSA Tripped the breaker and when i reset it would not start.

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  49. water sprays from the manufactured openings at the top of the inlet during initial wash and rinse cycle. inlet is not cracked or damaged. compared part w/ replacement part at supply warehouse, nothings missing. anyone else experience this? any solutions? KitchenAid Mod#KUDKO1ILBS3 PART#8531325

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  50. I have a 6 year old Whirlpool dishwasher, all the cycles run, water is hot, the door for the dish detergent doesn’t open

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    • Mine did the same I just throw the detergent block in the bottom and that works fine.

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  51. I have a KitchenAid dishwasher (model KUDC10IXSS4). The Heat Dry button doesn’t work and the Heat Dry function doesn’t run at the end of the washing cycle. I’ve tried “resetting” the panel by alternating the Hi Scrub and Heat Dry buttons five times but since the Heat Dry button doesn’t work it doesn’t seem to reset. I’ve also turned the dishwasher off (using the breaker) since I can’t access the outlet it is plugged into. I’m hoping there is a solution I can do myself rather than calling a repair company. Thanks.

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  52. I don’t expect to get a solution to this problem. But I have a Maytag dishwasher I figured out the fuse was bad so I replaced the fuse I did the reset of the control panel all the lights came on and went through its Motions like a supposed to when you buy it and install it for the first time. Now the lights stay on all the lights stay on the only way I get them to turn off if you unplug it I unplugged it plugged it back, did the reset all the lights come on and then all the lights go off except for the wash and heated dry. I tried to restart the dishwasher but it still will not run

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  53. I have a GE Nautilus dishwasher in a mobile home . It is a 2000 or 2001 model . I lock it and turn it on it does nothing . I leave it on unlock it and open the door then it starts .as soon as I close the door and lock it quits . How do I fix this problem ?

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  54. We have a KitchenAid Dishwasher MOD KUDE70FXSS4.
    I programmed and ran the dishwasher one night. The two green lights on the right side were on in the morning, as usual, signifying the cycle was complete. We could not get the two green lights to reset after opening the dishwasher — they just remained lit. We shut off the power to the dishwasher, as pushing any of the buttons on the touchpad would not result in any kind of response. Since that time, we’ve not been able to program the dishwasher to run. None of the buttons will light and the dishwasher will not work.
    Is there something we can do to get the dishwasher to function again?
    Thank you

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  55. I have a Hotpoint Aqarius Ultra DF31. Dishwasher. It keeps stopping through the circle and now has a burning smell.

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  56. I have a portable Maytag dishwasher, It runs through all of the cycles, but it wont stop on its own. I have let it run for 2 hours to see if it ill stop but it doesnt. But if i hit cancel it drains properly and the dishes are clean.. What could be wrong? Is there some type of sensor that tells when it is done?

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  57. I have a Kenmore Elite dishwasher. It was running too long so I pressed the cancel button. The cycle stopped and I emptied the dishwasher. Reloaded and tried to start another load. Nothing..what did I do?

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  58. I have a nardi dish washer there is a electrical popping noise when I switch it on coming from the back of the machine .Sometimes it cuts the main consumable trip switch , sometimes it keeps popping without working ?

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  59. I tested my inlet valve with an ohmmeter-good, then tested for voltage
    to the valve, no good. I was about to go after the control board when I
    noticed a little spoon under the float in the floor of the compartment.
    It was holding the float switch up, making the dishwasher think it was
    full so it wouldn’t open the fill valve and let it fill. Took the spoon
    out and voila! All Better!
    So, lesson here is check the float switch first!

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  60. I have a GE Profile Dishwasher, Profile Series PBW7800. the Water is not coming up to the top spray arm, nor is the water coming up the side to turn the upper spray arm. The dishwasher fills and drains fine. WE pulled the hose running from bottom to top and cleaned it, took of the Lower spinner arm and cleaned around it.
    Also cleaned the tank on the bottom, probably discharge catch basin. Still no spinning of upper arm or top.
    What’s up…

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    • I have same problem,,,,,,,,,,,,anyone know why

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