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Problems And Solutions - Kenmore 3631401191 Guide Operating Instructions Manual

Automatic dishwasher
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Common Dishwashing
Problems
and Solutions
Problem
Caused by
Solution
Dishwasher
will not start
Dishwasher
will
not fill with water
Unusual noise
Dishwasher'
leaks
Detergent
cup lid
won't latch after
adding detergent
Dishes not dry
Dishwasher
not receiving
electricity
Dial not in correct position
for cycle selected
No water supply
Water inlet valve clogged
Improper loading
Dishwasher
not level
Too much sudsing
Spilled rinse agent
Cycle Indicator
dial not
in OFF position
Water is not hot
Coo! Dry option selected
improper
loading
Rinse agent
dispenser' empty
Check house fuse or circuit breaker,
Make sure dial is turned far enough and cycle button is
fully pushed in,
Make sure water' supply valve under sink is turned on.
Water valve supply line may be clogged with sediment
Clean out,
Utensils may not be secure on rack pins, or something
small may have dropped fl'om the rack Water is causing
utensils to rattle,, Make sure everything
is securely placed
in dishwasher
Level dishwasher
as described
in Installation
Instructions,
Do not place dishwasher
on carpet
Improper
detergent,
Use automatic
dishwasher
detergent
only or try a different
brand
or less detergent.
If hand dishwashing
detergent
is used by mistake, pour one
measuring
cup of vegetable
oil in bottom of tub and run
dishwasher
through
a complete
Normal Wash cycle with
recommended
amount of automatic
dishwashing
detergent
To remove suds from tub: Open dishwasher
Let suds
evaporate
Add 1 gallon of cold water to tub Close and
latch dishwasher.
Pump out water by slowly turning control
dial until a drain period is reached. Repeat if necessary
Spilled rinse agent can cause foam during washing,
This
can lead to overflowing.
Wipe up accidental
spill of rinse
agent with a damp cloth
Cycle Indicator
dial must be in OFF position
for cup lid to
close and latch properly, if you unlatch the door and open it
to dry your dishes, the Cycle Indicator dial does not
advance
to OFF by itselL
Raise water heater thermostat
to 120°F, if necessary
Do not select Cool Dry drying option, Allow dishes to dry
in heated air:
Load dishes so items drain properly
Avoid overloading,
Fill rinse agent dispenser
if' empty_
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