Admiral Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Admiral Dishwasher Troubleshooting

In case of problems with Admiral dishwasher, the tables below can be very useful. There are a description of possible problems of Admiral 6-920191-a Dishwasher and Admiral DWUA300 Dishwasher models. Unfortunately, the errors are not presented as fault codes, but as a description of the problem. You could easily find a way of troubleshooting in tables.

Admiral 6-920191-A Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Dishwasher Will Not Fill• Bo sure door is latched securely.
• Be sure the water is turned on.
• Check that the dial/pad is properly selected for a cycle.
• Allow time for select models to drain/pause before filling.
• Check your home's circuit breaker or fuse box.
• Check inlet hose for a kink.
• Check water valve inlet for sediment and clean if necessary
Dishwasher Will Not Drain/Water In Tub Bottom• If connected to a food waste disposer, be sure the knock-out is removed from the disposer inlet.
• Be sure the drain hose is elevated at least 32" so water cannot siphon back into the tub.
• Check for food obstruction in the drain or disposer
Detergent Cup Is Not Empty• Check that the cycle is completed.
• Be sure dispenser is not blocked by a dish or utensil.
• Use fresh detergent stored in a cool, dry place
Dishwasher Seems Noisy• A water valve hiss during fill is normal.
• Water circulation sounds are normal.
• A ticking noise is a normal timer sound.
• A thumping sound may be a wash arm bumping an item that is extending beyond the racks.
• Chopping or grinding sounds may be heard during drain as the internal chopper blade chops hard items like fruit seeds, nuts, etc.
• Humming during the drain is normal.
• A snap noise is the detergent cup lid hitting the door liner when the dishwasher door is opened at the end of the cycle. This is normal
Cycle Takes Too Long (Heating Delay Light Stays On, select models)• AccuTemp " or Temp Boost (select models) has been selected and the cycle is extended if the water temperature is low.
• Check to see that the incoming water temperature is 120-140° F (49-60° C).
Dishwasher has an Odor• Run dishes being held in the dishwasher through a Rinse Only cycle.
• Many dishwashers have a "new" smell when first installed. This will dissipate with use.
• Dishwasher may not be draining properly.
• For a strong odor place baking soda in both sides of the detergent cup. Select Light Wash and allow the water to circulate for about 10 minutes. Interrupt the cycle by unlatching the door and let it stand overnight. Restart the dishwasher by latching the door and allow it to complete the cycle. A commercial dishwasher cleaning product such as Jet-Dry Dishwasher Cleaner can also be used
Dishwasher Leaks• Check that the dishwasher is level.
• Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent carefully and use only detergents designed for use in a dishwasher. Less detergent is needed in soft water. Try another brand if sudsing continues.
• Follow directions closely on how to add a forgotten item
• Be sure the Rinse Aid (select models) lid is securely attached and is not leaking

Admiral DWUA300 Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Dishwasher won't run• A fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances from the circuit.
• Be sure the door is tightly dosed and latched.
Unusual noise• Make sure everything is securely placed in the dishwasher. Water may cause utensils to rattle.
• Something small may have dropped from the rack.
• Wash arm may be hitting an item when rotating. Load the items so nothing bloc s
the wash arms.
• Chopping noises may be heard during the cycle due to the built-m disposer. This
Dishes don't dry• Check the rinse aid dispenser to see that it's not empty.
• Select the Drying Heat option.
• Make sure the inlet water temperature is correct.
• Check for improper loading. Dishes shouldn't nest together. Avoid overloading.
• Unload the bottom rack first. Water from dishes in the top rack may be spilling into the bottom rack.
• Plastic items have a porous surface and tend to hold water. Towel drying may e required.
• Glasses, cups, etc., with concave bottoms will hold water.
Unclean dishes and flatware• Check the inlet water temperature. 120°F water is recommended.
• Select the Water Heat option if available.
• Use the amount of detergent recommended for your water hardness and be sure it is placed in the detergent dispenser properly.
• Select the proper cycle for soil level of dishload.
• Load the rack correctly.
• Select Drying Heat Off during the Rinse & Hold cycle.
Spots and film on glasses and flatwareSpotting can be caused by all these things:
• Extremely hard water.
• Low inlet water temperature.
• Overloading the dishwasher.
• Improper loading.
• Old or damp powder detergent.
• Rinse aid dispenser empty.
• Too little detergent.
Due to the varying local water conditions and personal preferences, try several brands of detergents to find one that gives the best results for you.
To remove the spots and film from glassware:
1. Remove all metal utensils from the dishwasher.
3. Select the NORMAL WASH cycle.
4. Start the dishwasher and allow to run for approximately 20 minutes. The dishwasher will now be in the main wash.
5. Then open the door and pour 1/2 cup (125 ml) of white vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher.
6. Close the door and allow the dishwasher to complete the cycle.
Using a vinegar rinse more than twice a month? Consider a home water softener.
Cloudy glasswareIf vinegar doesn't remove the cloudiness, it is "etching." The film is permanent. To Prevent:
1. Use less detergent if you have soft water.
2. Wash glassware in the shortest cycle that will get them clean.
3. Avoid manually pre-rinsing the dishes.
4. Lower the temperature of water entering the dishwasher to 120°F.
Stains or marks on dishes or tub• Tea or coffee can stain cups. Remove the stains by hand, using a solution of 1/2 cup bleach and 3 cups warm water.
• An overall yellow or brown film on dishes or glassware can be caused by iron deposits in the water. A special filter in the water supply line is the only way to correct this problem. Your water softener company can tell you about the filter. A product such as Rover Rust Remover® will usually remove the stains.
• Yellow film on sterling silver results when you wash copper utensils in the same load. Silver polish will usually remove this stain.
• Aluminum deposits often leave marks when they rub against other things. Remove the marks with a mild abrasive cleanser.
Dishes chipped• Rough handling can cause chipping. Load with care. Make sure glassware and china are secure and can't jar loose. Make sure tall glasses and stemware will clear the top of the tub when you push the rack into the dishwasher.
Dishwasher won't drain• If the entire bottom of the tub has water, you may have a drain problem.
• Check the kitchen sink. Is it draining well? You may need a plumber.
• Check the drain hose for any kinks.
• If dishwasher drains into a disposer, run the disposer to clear any debris.
Suds in the tub• Sudsing detergents are not meant for dishwashers. USE ONLY AUTOMATIC DISHWASHER DETERGENTS TO AVOID SUDSING.
• To remove suds from the tub:
1. Open the dishwasher.
2. Sprinkle 1 cup of salt on top of the suds to help evaporate them.
3. Add 1 gallon of cold water to the tub.
4. Close and latch the dishwasher.
5. Pump out water by slowly turning the control dial until a drain period is reached or select the drain pad.
6. Repeat if necessary.
Dishwasher leaks• Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Use a detergent that's designed especially for automatic dishwashers.
• Spilling the rinse aid can cause foam during washing. This can lead to overflowing. Wipe up accidental spills of rinse aid with a damp cloth.
Odor• Dishwashers will have a "new" smell when installed. This will decrease with time.
• Soiled dishes held too long. Use the Rinse & Hold, if available.
• Dishwasher not draining properly.