Dishwasher Won't Clean — Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Dishwasher is not cleaning dishes properly? This video provides information on how to troubleshoot a dishwasher that won’t clean and the most likely defective parts associated with this problem.

Commonly replaced dishwasher parts:

Water inlet valve
Spray arm (wash arm)
Spray arm support
Circulation pump motor

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6 Replies to “Dishwasher Won't Clean — Dishwasher Troubleshooting”

  1. On a whirlpool dishwasher How much is the cost for the motor if that's the problem?can u give me an estimate?

  2. Thank You, this is very well done. I have a 7 yr old washer, hate to have to buy new. It runs, just doesn't clean well and have a lot of soap residue. I'm not good at repairs , but may try some of the tips you gave. THANKS

  3. Is the water that washes the dishes heated in the water heater in my basement or is it heated by the elements inside the dishwasher?

  4. Anybody know a reason why i have to clean chopper blade on a weekly basis? Otherwise dishes on top rack dont get clean!Every time i clean it,the dishwasher works great for a week, then gets clogged again!


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