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Controls (4)

Clean Light Operation

How the dishwasher clean light indicator works.

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Flag Indicator

Some dishwasher models use flag indicators which are not lights and do not require electricity. These flag indicators remain on when a particular selection is made.

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Sanitized Light Does Not Illuminate

The top three reasons why the Sanitized light does not come on and how to correct the problem.

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Electronic timer display fluctuates

Dishwashers with electronic timer displays may show fluctuating time. This video demonstrates normal display changes.

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Installation (3)

How to Adjust Door to Close Properly

If the dishwasher door is not adjusted properly, it may not close or it may leak. This video provides tips for door adjustments.

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How to Level a Dishwasher

If the rack rolls in or out on its own, the dishwasher is not level. This video offers tips on how to level a dishwasher.

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Sound Upgrade Kit Installation

This video demonstrates how to install the Sound Upgrade Kit. It will minimize noise coming from under the dishwasher.

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Model Number (1)

Location the model and Serial Number

Where to find the model and serial number rating label for dishwashers.

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Not Filling With Water (3)

Tap the Flood Float

If a dishwasher does not fill with water, it could be because the flood float is stuck. Learn how to correct this.

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Set-wash-cycle

Learn how to properly set a dishwasher that has a timer knob. Turning the knob too far can cause the dishwasher to run without water for a few minutes.

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Check Water Cutoff Valve

If a dishwasher does not fill with water, it could be because the cutoff valve is shutoff.

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Odors (1)

Odors

Odors inside the dishwasher may be caused by dirty water, accumulated food soils, mildew, or items resting on the heating element. This video suggests some fixes.

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Operation (15)

Detergent Cup Operation

The detergent cup will not latch closed unless the timer is in the OFF position. The cup will not open if it is blocked or if it is overfilled with detergent.

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Lock and unlock the control panel

Instructions on how to use Lock and Unlock feature of your dishwasher control panel. The Lock button may be a separate button or the Heated Dry button on certain models.

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Dishwasher not Running - Loose Plug

If the dishwasher is not running, it may be due to a loose plug. Check plug connections. Also, not all dishwashers use a wall mount plug.

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Mechanical Push Buttons

Sometimes the mechanical push buttons on dishwashers are depressed half way between on and off. Press the button firmly and then set timer.

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Normal Operating Sounds

Dishwashers make a variety of sounds when running. This video demonstrates normal operating sounds.

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Dishwasher Shower Nozzle Attachment

The use of the "shower nozzle attachment" associated with some dishwasher models is described.

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Sounds that Could indicate a Problem

Certain sounds may indicate a problem with dishwasher loading, water fill, or an interrupted cycle

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Proper Dishware Preparation

Scrape dishes prior to loading them in the dishwasher. Prewashing is not necessary.

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Pushbutton Cycle Options with Timer Dial

How to operate dishwasher models with pushbutton plus timer controls.

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Use of Start Reset Button

If the dishwasher cycle does not start and all indicator lights are on, the Start/Restart button may have been pressed more than once. Pressing the button once starts the cycle. Pressing the button twice resets the dishwasher.

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Reset Button Flag

How to use the Reset button on dishwashers with mechanical push button controls.

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Reset Dishwasher Cycle

If the dishwasher cycle does not start and all indicator lights are on, the Start/Restart button may have been pressed more than once. Pressing the button once starts the cycle. Pressing the button twice resets the dishwasher.

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Residue Under Dishwasher Door

Residue may build up on the tub bottom under the dishwasher door. This is normal and can be easily removed.

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Spray Tower Stuck in Up Position

A stuck wash tower will prevent movement of the dishwasher lower rack.

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Water Vapor Comes from Door Vent

Water vapor coming from the dishwasher door vent is normal. Vapor escaping from other areas may indicate a problem that requires attention.

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Wash Performance (6)

Poor wash due to blocked pump

A blocked pump inlet can lead to poor wash performance and a dishwasher that does not drain.

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Calibrating Water Hardness Levels

Learn how to set water hardness level on SmartDispense dishwasher models to automatically dispense the ideal amount of detergent.

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Proper loading

Proper loading of the dishwasher is critical for excellent wash and dry performance. Learn more ways to improve wash performance of your dishwasher.

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Check and Fill Rinse Agent Dispenser

Use of a rinse agent can help dishes dry without spots, especially when using hard water. Learn how to check and fill rinse aid dispensers.

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Smart Dispense

Using SmartDispense technology is easy.

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White film on dishes

How to remove white film from glasses and the dishwasher, along with tips to improve wash performance.

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Racks (6)

End Cap Removal and Installation

This video describes the methods used to remove and install the different types of dishwasher rack slide end caps.

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How to Install Lower Rack Wheels

This video describes the methods used to install different types of wheels on lower dishwasher racks.

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Lower Rack Falls off Track

This video describes how to adjust a lower rack in a dishwasher so it rolls smoothly on the tub rack track.

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How to Replace Upper Rack Rollers

This video describes the procedures used to replace worn or broken upper rack rollers on a dishwasher.

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Replace Upper and Lower Racks

How to replace the upper and lower dishwasher racks.

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Upper Rack Binding

Pull or push the dishwasher upper rack from the center to avoid binding in the rack slides.

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Sudsing (1)

Do not use Hand Soap

Putting hand soap in the dishwasher will make a mess, appearing as suds or leaks.

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Water Leaking (3)

Corner Baffle Replacement

Water leaking from the corners of the dishwasher doors could be a problem with corner baffles.

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Hose Clamp Leaks

Tighten dishwasher drain hose clamps to stop leaks at hose connections.

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Replacing Door Gaskets

Water leaking from the sides or bottom of the dishwasher doors could be a problem with the door gasket.

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Will Not Drain (2)

Air Gap or Disposer Clogged

Water not draining from the dishwasher could be a clog in the drain system.

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High Drain Loop Installation

Dirty water entering the dishwasher and not draining could be because there is no air gap or high drain loop installation.

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