Model #66516519200 KENMORE Dishwasher

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Kenmore 665.16519200 Dishwasher Hums, Water fills, cannot tell if it is cleaning

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That's great to hear that you are concerned over the new sound that the dishwasher is making. Even tho i am unsure if the dishes are coming out clean or not. I indeed find a similar question that was asked. The expert provided some information that might help you.

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celene -
January 24, 2011
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After the cycle, the dishes did end up being clean... Still made a grinding hum through the cycle, so I am still not sure why it made the sound, will see if it continues today.

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Dan -
January 25, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

I can understand wanting to know why the dishwasher does not sound like it is washing with good pressure.

  • You will need to get down into the pump to see if there is any debris gotten in the pump and is restricting the pump volume.

Then is also a separate drain pump that drains the water from the dishwasher.

I will give you a parts break down of the pump cover removal process, for you to take the upper wash pump apart.

  • Once you get down inside the pump well, look way down at the bottom to see if there are some objects causing the problem.

  • You will need to have some basic tools and remove the racks so you can gain access to the pump area.

  • Remove the wash is and then removes the top cover on the pump as per the instructions below.

Hopefully this will solve you poor wash action and grinder noise.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
January 25, 2011
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Thanks for the help. I will take a look if it continues to make the odd grinding noise tonight.

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Dan -
January 25, 2011
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Why won't my Kenmore dishwasher circulate the water to clean the dishes?

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Everyone hates doing the dishes.I'm sorry about the difficulties that you are experiencing with your dishwasher. I did some research at managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may assist you until your expert can respond. I have attached the link below. If you would like assistance from a qualified technician I have also attached a link to searshomeservices.com. I hope these links will help until your expert can respond.

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James -
January 12, 2011
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Everyone hates doing the dishes.I'm sorry about the difficulties that you are experiencing with your dishwasher. I did some research at managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may assist you until your expert can respond. I have attached the link below. If you would like assistance from a qualified technician I have also attached a link to searshomeservices.com. I hope these links will help until your expert can respond.

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James -
January 12, 2011
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I think the pump is stopped up in the dishwasher. You can try to clean it yourself or go to http://services.sears.com/shs/category/repair?sid=MMLxexpertxmerch and get a Sears technician to repair the dishwasher. If you want to repair the dishwasher yourself, I am sending the instructions below.

Turn the power to the dishwasher off and open the door. Remove the lower rack and remove the filters in the bottom of the dishwasher.

If you will go to www.partsdirect.com?sid=MMLxexpertxmerch you can see a parts diagram of the dishwasher. Enter the model number and select the "pump and motor parts" page, you can see a diagram of the dishwasher pump. I think the problem is item 8 is clogged and not letting the water circulate.

I am sending you an image showing instructions for removing or cleaning the pump.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
January 13, 2011
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I've taken everything,in the bottom of the dishwasher, down to the chopper, apart and cleaned it. Item 8 appears to be the inlet protective cover and I removed any calcium that was built up on it. I've cleaned that also, but the arms are still not rotating.

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Essjay27 -
January 13, 2011
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Remove the protective cover and check the small impeller behind it. See it if will turn freely. When you start the dishwasher, do you hear the wash pump motor run?

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
January 14, 2011
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Thanks for responding. When I was putting the chopper blade back in and turned it to make sure I had it in right, so yes it does turn freely. I started the dishwasher again, water comes in, then there is a click and a hum that sounds like something is trying to work but not able to. I should add that we did have to replace the heating element, it had corroded in half. We did have to remove the dishwasher and replace it as that was the only way to get to the screws for the element.

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Essjay27 -
January 14, 2011
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It sounds like the wash pump is not running. You need to remove the wash pump and see if it is jammed on something. I apologize for continuing to give you work to do. Without seeing what you see, I have to use you to find what is not working. If the impellar on the wash pump spins freely, the start capacitor on the wash motor is probably bad. If the impellar is hard to turn and nothing is jamming it, the wash motor in probably bad. I keep thinking you will find a foreign object causing your problem.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
January 14, 2011
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Do we need to remove the dishwasher again to access the wash pump?

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Essjay27 -
January 14, 2011
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I am sending you an image showing how to remove the wash pump. You might have to remove the dishwasher again. Most of the time the wash pump can be removed without removing the dishwasher from the cabinet.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
January 14, 2011
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Thank you! I won't be able to handle this one myself. I will get help from a friend to take this apart. This may take a day or so until we both have time. I appreciate your input. I will let you know what we come up with.

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Essjay27 -
January 14, 2011
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Why does Kenmore dishwasher stays in washing/sensing cycle after replacing heating element coil?

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That's great that you were able to change out the heating coil from the dishwasher. Unfortunately now you have another problem. Down bellow you would be able to find great information on the issue that your having, i hope that you find it very informational.

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celene -
January 07, 2011
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The water temperature reaching 120 degrees is good but after the time spent I would expect even hotter water.

Are you sure the heating element is working?

If the element burnt into two pieces then I'd be suspect of the hi-limit thermostat. The easiest way to check the heater is with a clamp on amp meter. You can run the diagnostic cycle and check if the heater draws 10 amps.

The water level should be within 1/4 inch of the element.

The image below contains the instructions for entering and running the diagnostic cycle.

You can check the amp draw of the heater in the test if you have a clamp on meter.

If you don't have a meter then select and run a high temp wash cycle to confirm water heat is happening. Most dishwashers will stall till 135 degrees is reached.

I hope this helps. You can reply with any additional information or questions for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
January 09, 2011
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Thanks for that answer. We did let the dishwasher run through the cycle, which it now does, guess we just weren't patient enough. It does heat the water, there is steam coming from the inside when you open the door. Now however, the issue is that the water is not circulating. You can hear the water fill and then there is a hum. The water will drain, but the dishes do not clean. The soap dispenser opens, but since no water is moving in the tub, it remains in the dispenser. Any ideas why we do not have water circulation?

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Essjay27 -
January 09, 2011
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