Model #66517029402 KENMORE Dishwasher

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How do I remove the lower washarm so that I can inspect the pump and motor? 66517029402 Kenmore Dishwasher

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When it come to removing parts from your appliances owners manuals are the greatest thing to have. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I found your owners manual in the Manage My Life website.I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray -
February 02, 2013
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Having dirty dishes at the end of the dishwasher cycle would be upsetting. Before tackling the sump area, there are some other checks that should be made.

Just to be sure the washer is not in the demo mode, press High Temp - Air Dry - Air Dry twice. This diagnostic will clear demo mode.

Next, check the float in the bottom of the washer. Often something gets stuck underneath to cause the washer to stop filling. It should freely move up and down. When the dishwasher fills, the water level should be at or just under the heating element. Make sure when loading the lower rack, there is nothing blocking the dispenser lid or the spray arm. Sounds simple, but this is often the cause of these issues. Also make sure the water valves to the dishwasher are fully open. The spray arm should be removed and checked for cracks and mineral buildup that will block the water spray. While the arm is off, take to the sink and wash in warm water and detergent. If there is mineral buildup, soaking in a little white vinegar will help. If the spray arm checks ok, then the next step is to check and clean any debris from the filter and sump area. I have attached images for this model below. This Video will walk you through the steps for removing the spray arm, accessing and cleaning the sump area. If after getting the dishwasher back together, you continue to have problems, there may be an issue with the pump or motor. Please reply if further assistance is needed. If you prefer to have a technician make the repairs, you can schedule a Sears technician here; Sears Home Services . Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Barbara H. -
Sears Technician
February 02, 2013
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See images below.

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Barbara H. -
Sears Technician
February 02, 2013
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Thank you. The video was especially helpful. We were able to take it apart and found something in the sump area - a pistachio nut shell land a piece of plastic or chicken bone. We've put it back together and are now trying a normal wash. Hopefully this will work! Thanks again.

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Christine -
February 02, 2013
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Still a problem, unfortunately. Ran normal cycle. Sounded like water ran at the start and definitely heard the soap dispenser pop open, and ran quieter than last time. But at the end, there was soap left in the bottom of the machine and it was unclear whether the upper rack got clean. What else should I try?

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Christine -
February 02, 2013
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I am sorry there is still a problem. Soap left after the cycle is often low water pressure. There should be enough water to cover the bottom of the tub and be within 1/4 inch of the element. One check for circulation is to run the rinse only cycle and place cups in each corner of the upper and lower rack. Let the dishwasher fill and wash for 2-3 minutes then pause it and check the water level in each cup. Each cup should have a like amount of water. Another cause can be low water temperature. The water should reach 120 degrees. Run the water at the sink prior to starting the dishwater to get the water as hot as possible prior to running the dishwasher. If the water temp is too low, you may have to adjust the water heater up. If the cups all have water in them then empty the cups into the tub and restart the dishwasher. After 4-5 more minutes check the water level again. If the water level is correct and the dishes are loaded correctly, the spray arms can turn freely, and are not clogged, then there may be something still causing a block in the check valve. Is the soap caked or is bubbles. If it is bubbles, then adding a rinse agent can help. Excess soap can also be cleared by running a rinse cycle with a couple of tablespoons of oil in the bottom. This should clear out any residual detergent buildup. If it is caked, then try using less detergent and the high temp option for wash. If problems continue, please reply with more detail for further help.

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Barbara H. -
Sears Technician
February 07, 2013
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Q:

Why is the upper spray arm not working on my Kenmore dishwasher?

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For this type of issue I would start by looking at the upper spray arm & delivery tube. When you push in the upper rack be sure the probe goes into the feeder tube. Make sure that the outlet on the feeder tube that’s not being used is sealed closed. Take the upper spray arm out & twist it like you are wringing out a towel & inspect the seams. Place 4 coffee cups upright in each corner of the upper rack & let the dishwasher run for 40-45 seconds. If the cups are not full you may have low water supply & need to replace the water valve or have the water pressure checked.

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biker dave -
Sears Technician
June 13, 2008
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I have the same problem- but, I am sure it is not a water pressure problem: the cups on the top are empty. Plus- I jammed a small piece of apple into each of the end sprayer holes on the top, and after running it, the apple pieces were still there. The fill level is good; the bottom seems fine...so I figure there is some problem getting the water from the bottom up through the tube to the top sprayer. How do I figure out where the problem is??

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stephen moffat -
November 16, 2012
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I have the same problem- but, I am sure it is not a water pressure problem: the cups on the top are empty. Plus- I jammed a small piece of apple into each of the end sprayer holes on the top, and after running it, the apple pieces were still there. The fill level is good; the bottom seems fine...so I figure there is some problem getting the water from the bottom up through the tube to the top sprayer. How do I figure out where the problem is??

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stephen moffat -
November 16, 2012
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My dishwasher will not start. The Normal Wash light is blinking and the Smart Wash light is on. I can make the Cancel light stay on also. What can I try ?

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I'm sorry that you are having some difficulties with your Kenmore Dishwasher. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help you until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. Please remember that the expert is able to walk you through a repair like this and even help you order any required parts. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices.com.

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James -
July 19, 2011
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From the description you give the console may have a stuck or shorted keypad.

Can you select any cycle and get it to run?

The image below contains the diagnostic test for this dishwasher. Try to enter and run the test.

You can reply with any additional details or questions for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
July 20, 2011
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