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Kenmore Dishwasher Doesn't Clean

665.16765691

The 5 most common part(s) or condition(s) which contribute to the symptom Dishwasher doesn't clean are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting. Remember, with our 365 Days. Period.® return policy you can return any part for any reason. So, go ahead and buy it to try it. No other parts retailer offers this unconditional return policy.

For the symptom you selected, these are the most common parts or causes, ordered by the likelihood of fixing the symptom.

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Water Inlet Valve - Part # 904388 Mfg Part # 8283346

Water Inlet Valve

RepairClinic Item # 904388

If the dishwasher won't clean dishes, it might not be getting enough water. There is an electrical valve called a water inlet valve which opens to allow hot water into the dishwasher. If this valve has failed or is clogged the dishwasher won't clean the dishes properly. The valve cannot be cleaned or repaired and should be replaced.

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Lower Wash Arm Assembly - Part # 524469 Mfg Part # 3376850

Lower Wash Arm Assembly

RepairClinic Item # 524469

If the dishwasher won't clean dishes, check the lower wash arm assembly. If the lower wash arm isn't getting water, all of the dishes in the lower rack will come out dirty. Check to be sure the lower wash arm assembly spins freely. Also check to be sure the little holes in the lower wash arm aren't clogged or blocked.

 

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Upper Wash Arm Assembly - Part # 904088 Mfg Part # 8268829

Upper Wash Arm Assembly

RepairClinic Item # 904088

If the dishwasher won't clean dishes, check the upper wash arm assembly. If the upper wash arm isn't getting water, all of the dishes in the upper rack will come out dirty. Check to be sure the upper wash arm assembly is intact. Also check to be sure the little holes in the upper wash arm aren't clogged or blocked.

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Pump and Motor Assembly - Part # 2002648 Mfg Part # W10428773

Pump and Motor Assembly

RepairClinic Item # 2002648

If the dishwasher won't clean the dishes the pump and motor assembly might be defective. Once the dishwasher fills with water, the pump forces the water through the wash arms in order to spray the dishes. If the motor is defective, the pump impeller is broken, or some part of the pump is clogged, the dishes won't be clean. If the pump and motor has power to it and will not run it will need to be replaced.

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Circulation and Drain Pump Motor - Part # 429 Mfg Part # 3378053

Circulation and Drain Pump Motor

RepairClinic Item # 429

If the dishwasher won't clean dishes the circulation and drain pump motor might have failed. If the motor isn't making any noise after the dishwasher has filled, the motor itself might be burned out. Unfortunately, there isn't any easy way to test the motor. If other components have been tested and they check out OK, the circulation and drain pump motor might need to be replaced. This job is somewhat difficult but many DIY'ers are successful replacing the motor.

 

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