Dishwashers may exhibit problems that are unrelated to a malfunction of the dishwasher itself. The following table may serve
to answer your question about a problem you are having without having to call a serviceman.
Dishes do not dry
Rinse-aid dispenser is empty. Fill rinse-aid dispenser.
A fuse may have blown or a circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker at
your fuse box/breaker box.
Door of dishwasher not properly closed. Close dishwasher making sure that door latches.
Indicator light(s) do
Dishwasher does not
Dishwasher runs a long
If the dishwasher completes the cycle, but the run time seem exceptionally long it is probably
due to cold incoming water. To avoid this problem it is recommended that before starting the
dishwasher: open the hot water faucet at the sink nearest the dishwasher and run the water
until the water is hot. Then turn off the water and start the dishwasher.
Machine cycle does
Water line is closed or inlet filter is blocked. Open water valve and/or check inlet filter.
not advance to rinse
Water not pumped
Kink in drain hose. Filter clogged. Kitchen sink clogged. Air gap (type installed at sink)
clogged. Check drain hose and fine and coarse filters (see section titled CARE and
CLEANING). Check kitchen sink to make sure it is draining well. If problem is kitchen sink
not draining you may need a plumber rather than a serviceman for the dishwasher.
A program was not completely finished.
lid will not close
Lower spray arm does
Remove lower spray arm and clean arm and spray arm mounts.
not rotate freely
White deposits left on
Too little rinse-aid.
Streaks on glassware
Too much rinse-aid used.
Utensils not properly arranged.
Suds in dishwasher
Incorrect type of detergent used. Use only automatic dishwasher detergents.
• Incorrect amount of detergent or rinse agent.
• Utensils incorrectly arranged or rack overloaded.
• Wash ann rotation blocked by utensils.
• Filters not properly fitted into position.
• Clogged nozzles in wash arm(s)
• Unsuitable program selected.