Model #5871540590 KENMORE Dishwasher

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Tub gasket for dishwasher model 5871540590 5871540590 Kenmore Dishwasher

A:

The tub gasket is split like a rope. The drawing shows a continuous gasket. The parts drawing are not always 100% accurate. I recommend that you order that tub gasket (part 809611) and insert it in the same manner that the original gasket was installed.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 04, 2013
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What is wrong when my Kenmore model 587.1540590 dishwasher doesn't fill with enough water to generate the pressure to turn both spray arms?

A:

The fill valve is energized by the timer for a certain amount of time. It should fill for at least a minute and a few seconds before stopping. The float acts as a safety backup.

You can time the fill and if it's not at least a minute then the timer is at fault.

Most likely the screens on the water valve have become clogged and restricting the water flow to the dishwasher. If the fill times are okay then the first thing I suggest you do for this problem is to check the water valve screens or replace the water valve.

The 5300809606 valve (or timer) can be obtained from the following link: Sears PartsDir ect .

I hope this information is helpful to you but submit another question with any additional details for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
February 19, 2010
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Why does my Dishwasher overfill and leak water?

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Yes, the float should be able to rise and fall with the water level. You did not indicate if it has any issues with draining out the water. It should drain all visible water after each drain cycle or it can cause overfilling if the float is not rising and breaking the voltage to the water inlet valve.

The float is a safety device to prevent the dishwasher from overfilling and leaking only if it can rise and float. The timer controls how long the water inlet valve stays open for fill. The float is used in case the timer happens to stall during a fill mode to prevent a flood. When the float rises it causes the float switch to break voltage to the water inlet valve and stops the flow of water entering the dishwasher.

I recommend removing the float and clean it of any accumulation of soap and grease which will cause added weigh and resistance in rising up. Clean the stand pipe tube and stem of all the soap and grease too. Make sure that you do not have any type of a restriction in the drain system between the dishwasher and where it connects under the sink.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 10, 2009