Kitchenaid 8573754 Dishwasher Troubleshooting

SYMPTOMSPOSSIBLE CAUSESSOLUTIONS
Spotting / filming / poor cleaning resultsInsufficient amount of detergentIncrease the amount of detergent, especially when washing full loads, or in hard water.
Hard water.Increase water softener dosage. Use additional detergent, increase rinse agent dosage.
Spray arms need cleaningCheck the nozzle holes in the spray arms. They may be blocked with a soil particle. Check and clean them periodically.
Improper loading.Follow instructions for use for proper loading procedures. Place dishes so water spray reaches all soiled surfaces. Do not overcrowd the baskets since this will block the water spray.
Insufficient water fill.Check mains water pressure
Filter system needs cleaning.Remove any accumulated or deposited foods. Check and clean them periodically.
Oversudsing - Prewashing with a liquid dishwashing detergent.Rinse items thoroughly before putting them in the dishwasher to remove dishwashing detergent.
Small particles (food or detergent) left on itemsWater not reaching surfaces, dishwasher overcrowded.Check to be sure water action is not blocked by dishes. Check filter system for accumulated or deposited food or detergent. Load dishwasher correctly. Keep filter system clean.
Insufficient water fill.Check mains water pressure
Powder detergent stored too long or under adverse conditions.Use powder detergent within one to two months after purchase. Open one box at a time. Always close pouring spout after each use. Store in a cool, dry place.
Rinse aid supply depleted.Add rinse aid to the dispenser.
Pitting of stainless steel itemsProlonged contact with salty or highly acidic foods or with undissolved or highly concentrated detergent.Remove spots with silver polish. Rewash. Wash soon after use, or pre-wash items if they will not be washed right away. Do not overload cutlery basket. Avoid spilling or pouring detergent directly on flatware. Make sure dispenser cup is properly closed.
Dishes not dryImproper loading.Load so that all items are properly tilted for good drainage. Avoid nesting of dishes and/or silverware.
Rinse aid supply depleted.Add liquid rinse aid .
Scratches on glasswareA water or chemical reaction with some glassware. Usually caused by some combination of soft or softened water and alkaline washing solutions reacting with the glassware. Can be accelerated by poor rinsing, overloading and excessive temperature.The condition may not always be preventable. To minimize the possibility of etching, use minimum amount of detergent.
Use of the appropriate programme.
Use of a rinse aid may also help.
Detergent cakes in detergent dispenser.If using powder detergent, there may be dampness in the dispenser.Make sure dispenser is dry before adding powder detergent. Start dishwasher immediately.
If using gel detergent, the detergent may be left in dispenser too long before using.Start dishwasher soon after adding gel detergent. Do not allow detergent to dry out in dispenser.
Faulty cover.Do not overfill. Cover should close tightly. Check cover for fit.
Improper loading.Do not place large items in front of dispenser.
Old detergent.Use detergent within one to two months of purchase. To assure freshness, buy detergent as needed and no more than one or two at a time. Store in a cool, dry place.
Chipping and breakage of dishes/glassesImproper loading.Load with care following the instructions for use.
Place glassware so it does not touch the other dishes. Remove from dishwasher carefully.
Odour in dishwasherDishes washed only every two or three days.Use the pre-wash cycle at least once a day until a load accumulates, or hand rinse dishes before loading dishwasher.
A dirty filter system may contribute to a bad odour.Clean filter system.

Kitchenaid KDTE334G Dishwasher Troubleshooting

PROBLEMSOLUTION
DISHWASHER DOES NOT RUNNOTE: It is normal for the dishwasher to repeatedly pause several times during a cycle.
If the Start/Resume light is blinking, press START/RESUME and close the door within 4 seconds.
Be sure the door is closed and latched.
■ Check that there is not an interference between large casserole dishes and the wash system at the back of the dishwasher.
■ Check to see if any items are protruding through the bottom or back of the rack. Also check to see if tall items are hitting the upper rack or spray arm. Adjust loading as necessary to ensure door is closed and latched.
Press START/RESUME or CANCEL7DRAIN, or open and close the door before selecting your cycle/ option. Controls must be awakened after a period of inactivity.
Be sure you have selected a cycle.
Be sure there is power to the dishwasher. A circuit breaker or fuse may have tripped.
If lights other than Start/Resume blink and the unit will not run. you will need to call for service.
If the numeric display shows a code “F2E2," you will need to call for service.
DETERGENT REMAINS IN THE DISPENSER OR TABLET IS ON BOTTOM OF TUBCheck for dish ware, such as cookie sheets, cutting boards, or large containers, etc., that may be blocking the detergent dispenser from opening properly.
Be sure your detergent is fresh and lump-free.
Be sure the cycle has completed (the Clean light is on). If it has not completed, you will need to resume the cycle by closing the door and pressing Start/Resume.
CYCLE RUNS TOO LONGNOTES:
■ To use less water and reduce energy consumption, you will encounter cycles that typically run for up to 3 hours.
■ A water heater setting of 120°F (49°C) is best the dishwasher will delay longer while heating cooler water.
■ Some options will add time to the cycle.
The Heat Dry or ProDry™ option adds approximately 45 minutes.
Try the Express Wash cycle.
Run the hot water at a faucet close to the dishwasher before starting the cycle.
DISHWASHER NOT DRYINGNOTE: Plastic and items with nonstick surfaces are difficult to dry because they have a porous surface which tends to collect water droplets. Towel drying may be necessary.
Use of rinse aid along with the Heat Dry or ProDry™ option is needed for proper drying.
Proper loading of items can affect drying. and cups with concave bottoms hold water. This water may spill onto other items when unloading.
■ Unload the bottom rack first.
■ Locate these items on the more slanted side of the rack for improved results.
WILL NOT FILLBe sure the water to the dishwasher is turned on.
Check that the overfill protection float is free from obstructions.
Check for suds in the dishwasher. If foam or suds are detected, the dishwasher may not operate properly or may not fill with water.
WATER REMAINS IN THE TUB/WILL NOT DRAINBe sure the cycle has completed (the Clean indicator is on). If it has not, you will need to resume the cycle by pressing Start/Resume and closing the door within 4 seconds.
If dishwasher is connected to a food waste disposer, be sure the knockout plug has been removed from the disposer inlet.
Check for kinks in the drain hose.
Check for food obstructions in the drain or disposer.
Check your house fuse or circuit breaker.
HARD WATER (WHITE RESIDUE ON DISHWASHER INTERIOR OR GLASSWARE)NOTE: Extremely hard water mineral deposits can cause damage to your dishwasher and make it difficult to achieve good cleaning. A water softener is strongly recommended if your hardness is 15 grains or more. If a water softener is not installed, the following steps may help:
Use a commercial cleaner designed for dishwashers once per month.
Clean the upper and lower filters at least once per month.
Always use a rinse aid.
Always use a high-quality, fresh detergent.
Use a detergent booster/water softener additive designed for dishwashers.
ODORSNOTE: If the dishwasher is not used daily, you can run a rinse cycle with the partial load until a full load is ready to run.
Run a vinegar rinse through the dishwasher by putting 2 cups (500 mL) of white vinegar in an upright glass measuring cup in the lower rack. Run a Normal cycle with the Heat Dry or ProDry™ option turned off. Do not use detergent.
The dishwasher may not be draining properly.
NOISYSurging sounds can occur periodically throughout the cycle while the dishwasher is draining.
Normal water valve hissing may be heard periodically.
A normal snap sound may be heard when the detergent dispenser opens during the cycle and when the door is opened at the end of the cycle.
Improper installation will affect noise levels.
Be sure the filters are properly installed.
A thumping sound may be heard if items extend beyond the racks and interfere with the wash arms. Readjust the dishware and resume the cycle.
FOOD SOILS REMAIN ON DISHESBe sure the dishwasher is loaded correctly. Improper loading can greatly decrease the washing performance.
Check filter to ensure it is properly installed. Clean it if needed.
Select the proper cycle and option for the type of soils. The Tough cycle with the Hi-Temp Wash option can be used for tougher loads.
Be sure the incoming water temperature is at least 120°F (49°C).
Use the proper amount of fresh detergent. More detergent is needed for heavier soiled loads and hard water conditions.
Scrape food from dishes prior to loading (do not prerinse).
DISHES DIRTY/SUDS IN DISHWASHER/CYCLE NOT COMPLETEIf foam or suds are detected by the dishwasher sensing system, the dishwasher may not operate properly or may not fill with water.
Suds can come from:
■ Using the incorrect type of detergent, such as dish detergent for hand washing dishes, laundry detergent, or hand soap.
■ Not replacing the rinse aid dispenser cap after filling (or refilling) the rinse aid.
■ Using an excessive amount of dishwasher detergent.
■ Inadequately rinsing off detergent from dishes washed by hand before loading them into the dishwasher.
Call for service.
If no water was present in the machine at any time during a heated wash cycle, the cycle will end and the Clean indicator will not come on.
DID NOT SANITIZEIf the Sanitized light is blinking, the load is NOT sanitized. The cycle was interrupted in the final rinse or the temperature for your water heater is set too low. Set your water heater to 120°F (49°C).

Kitchenaid KDFE304DBL0 Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Problem Cause Solution
LeakingNot level:A dishwasher needs to be level to work properly. Verify that your dishwasher is level to rule this out as the cause of the leak
Water supply line leaks:If the water supply line that feeds water to the dishwasher is leaking it can look like the dishwasher is leaking. Remove the dishwasher’s cover panel and look at the water supply line connection to see if this is the source of the leak. Replacement supply hoses are widely available and are very easy to install
Operation with an empty rack:If you run a wash cycle with an empty lower rack, the water may be directly spraying the door of the dishwasher, causing it to leak. Run the machine making sure that both racks are full and then watch for leaks
The door is not sealing:Look for anything that may be preventing the seals on the door from closing completely. Also, check for any damage to the seals. Often, merely clearing away obstructions can fix this problem. Replacing a door seal is possible for DIYers, though you will probably need to order the correct seal from the manufacturer. You won't find them stocked at your home center
Water temperature is too high:The recommended maximum water temperature is 120°F. Check your water temperature to make sure that it is not set higher, as this can cause the dishwasher to leak
Not FillingThe door is not closing:Make sure the door is properly closed. Check to make sure there is nothing in the way of the door or the latch
Water supply interrupted: Verify that the water supply line to the dishwasher is turned on. If the water is turned off for any reason, it is easy to forget to turn it back on
Overfill float is not working: Locate the overfill float in the front right corner of the tub and make sure that it is not being restricted. The float should move freely up and down

Kitchenaid KUDT03FTWH1 Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Error CodeCause Solution
Error Code: 1-1Electronic control board detects stuck relay on the circuit boardRemove power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes to try and reset. If the code comes back when you restore the power, check the wiring and components. If wiring and components are okay then replace the electronic control board
Error Code: 1-2Damaged or bad memory on the control boardRemove power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes to try and reset. If the code comes back when you restore the power, replace the electronic control board
Error Code: 2-1The electronic control board has detected stuck key on the control panelIf none of the keys work or the control panel has damage, replace the electronic control panel. If the control panel is working, the problem may be the electronic control board
Error Code: 2-2The electronic control board detected no communication from the control panelIf none of the keys work or the control panel has damage, replace the electronic control panel. If the control panel is working, the problem may be the electronic control board
Error Code: 3-1There may be a break in the wiring or the thermistor/OWI failedShut off power and check the wiring to the thermistor/OWI circuit. If the circuit wires are not damaged then replace the thermistor/OWI component
Error Code: 3-2The thermistor/OWI circuit has shorted out electricallyShut off power and check the wiring to the thermistor/OWI circuit. If the circuit wires are not damaged then replace the thermistor/OWI component
Error Code: 3-3OWI (Optical Water Indicator) failureShut off power and clean the OWI and if the error code comes back when you restore power then replace the OWI
Error Code: 4-4The electronic control board detects no circulation in the pump motor operationShut off power and check all wiring connections in the motor circuit. Re-secure any loose wires. Replace the wiring harness if it is damaged. If the wiring connections are connected not damaged and secure then replace the pump motor
Error Code: 5-1Door won’t shut or latchDepress the start button and close the door. If the error code keeps showing up then shut off power to the dishwasher and check the door latch mechanism. Check the wires attached to the door switch. If the latch and the wiring are in working order, replace the door switch
Error Code: 5-2Dishwasher door will not openCheck the wires on the door switch. If the wiring is secure and not damaged then replace the door switch
Error Code: 6-1The electronic control board does not detect water coming into the dishwasher tubShut off the power and water to the dishwasher. Check the water supply from the wall for proper flow. Check wiring to the water inlet valve solenoid. If the wiring and water supply are okay then replace the water inlet valve
Error Code: 6-2Water inlet valve has electrical issueShut off the power and water to the dishwasher. Check the water supply from the wall for proper flow. Check wiring to the water inlet valve solenoid. If the wiring and water supply are okay then replace the water inlet valve. If the problem keeps happening then replace the electronic control board
Error Code: 6-3Soap suds or air is in the water pumpCheck the water fill level. Check for extra suds in the fill water in the bottom of the dishwasher tub. If the water fill level is low then replace the water inlet valve. If there is to much sudsing then check the detergent dispenser and replace if damaged