Kenmore dishwasher troubleshooting

The most frequent causes of breakdowns of dishwashers are wear and tear of any parts, improper operation and production defect. Before calling the customer service, check this troubleshooting table – you may be able to repair the dishwasher yourself.

Kenmore 363 dishwasher troubleshooting

ProblemCaused bySolution
Dishwasher will not startDishwasher not receiving electricityCheck house fuse or circuit breaker.
Dial not in correct position for cycle selectedMake sure Cycle Indicator Dial is turned far enough and cycle button is fully pushed in.
Dishwasher will not fill with waterNo water supply Water inlet valve cloggedMake sure water supply valve under sink is turned on.
Water valve supply line may be clogged with sediment. Clean out.
Unusual noiseImproper loadingUtensils may not be secure on rack pins, or something small may have dropped from the rack. Water is causing utensils to rattle. Make sure everything is securely placed in dishwasher.
Dishwasher leaksDishwasher not level Too much sud singLevel dishwasher as described in Installation Instructions.
Do not place dishwasher on caplet.
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 detetgent.
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 Cycle Indicator 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.
Detergent cup lid wont latch after adding detergentCycle Indicator Dial not in OFF positionCycle 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 itself.
Dishes not dryWater is not hotRaise water heater thermostat to 140F. if necessary.
COOL DRY option selectedDo not select COOL DRY drying option. Allow dishes to dry in heated air.
Improper loadingLoad dishes so items drain properly. Avoid overloading. Fill rinse agent dispenser if empty.
Rinse agent dispenser empty
Spotting and filmingHard waterFill detergent cups to capacity. Use dishwasher detergent with highest available phosphorous content. May be necessary to install a water softener.
Water is not hotRaise water heater thermostat to 140F.
COOL DRY drying option selectedDrying without heat may cause some spotting. Do not select COOL DRY option.
Not enough or poor quality detergentUse more fresh automatic dishwasher detergent. Use detergent with highest available phosphorous content, especially if you have hard water.
Old detergentUse only fresh, automatic dishwasher detergent. Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Discard old, lumpy or separated detergent. Do not fill detergent dispensers until ready to wash.
No rinse agentFill rinse agent dispenser.
To remove stubborn spots and film from glassware:
1. Remove all metal utensils from the dishwasher.
2. Do not add detergent.
3. Select POTS PANS cycle.
4. Start the dishwasher and allow to run for 18 to 20 minutes. The dishwasher will now be in the main wash.
5 Then open the door and pour 2 cups (500ml) white vinegar into bottom of dishwasher.
6. Close the door and allow to complete the cycle.
If vinegar rinse doesn’t work: Repeat as above, except use 1/4 cup (60ml) of citric acid crystals instead of vinegar.
(Most drugstores carry citric acid crystals.)
Etching permanent filming which cannot be removedToo much detergent in soft waterReduce amount of dishwasher detergent. Use detergent with lower phosphorous content.
Improper loadingMake sure dishes and glassware are loaded properly to permit water spray to rinse all surfaces. Do not overload.
Water left in bottom of tubNormal amount of waterIt is normal for a small amount of clean water to remain in bottom of tub after each cycle.
Drain air gapClean the drain air gap.
Dishes and interior of dishwasher brown or yellowIron or manganese in waterInstall an iron or manganese filter in home water supply.
Film build-up on lower front of tubSome detergent did not dissolveUse fresh, automatic dishwasher detergent. Use detergent with highest available phosphorous content, especially if you have hard water. Raise water heater thermostat to 140F. if necessary. Run water at sink until hot before starting dishwasher. Remove film with dishwashing detergent and warm water.
Silverware stainedUndissolved detergent contacting wet silverwareAvoid spilling dry detergent on wet silverware. Clean with silver polish.
Acidic or salty food soilsUse RINSE & HOLD cycle. Certain foods left on silverware for extended periods of time may cause pitting.
Bronze tarnish on silver plateSilver plate worn off exposing base metal— takes on bronze hueRemove tarnish with silver polish. Replace silver.
Black or gray marks on dishMetal utensils rubbing against dishes during washLoad metal utensils so they do not rub against dishes. Marks may be removed with mild abrasive cleanser and plastic scouring pad.
Dishware chipped or brokenImproper loadingDo not overload. Load glasses in upper rack only.
Dishwasher odorSoiled dishes held too long in dishwasherUse RINSE & HOLD cycle if dishes will not be washed at end of day.
Vinyl rack coatingPlastic odor will be gone after several weeks use.
Motor humsDishwasher has not been used on a regular basis 'If you do not use your dishwasher often, set it to fill and pump out once every week.
This will help keep the seal moist and the garbage disposer clear.
Staining of tub interiorSome detergents contain colorant (pigment or dyes)This will discolor the tub interior with extended use. Check the detergent dispenser for signs of any discoloration. If dispenser is discolored, change to detergent without any colorant.
Vapor at the ventWater vapor comes through the vent by the door latch during drying and when water is being pumped outThis is a normal occurrence.

Kenmore Elite Model 665 dishwasher troubleshooting

PROBLEMSOLUTION
CYCLE RUNS TOO LONGTo use less water and reduce energy consumption you will encounter cycles that typically run for up to 3 hours.
A water heater setting of 120°F (49°C) is best, the dishwasher will delay longer while heating cooler water.
Some options will add time to the cycle. The Heated Dry option adds ’/2 hour.
Try the 1 Hour Wash cycle.
Run the hot water at a faucet close to the dishwasher before starting the cycle.
DISHWASHER NOT DRYINGNOTE: Plastic and items with nonstick surfaces are difficult to dry because they have a porous surface which tends to collect water droplets. Towel drying may be necessary.
Use of rinse aid along with the Heated Dry option is needed for proper drying.
Proper loading of items can affect drying.
Glasses and cups with concave bottoms hold water. This water may spill onto other items when unloading.
Unload the bottom rack first.
Locate these items on the more slanted side of the rack for improved results.
DISHWASHER DOES NOT RUNNOTE: It is normal for the dishwasher to repeatedly pause several times during a cycle.
If the Start/Resume light is blinking, close the door and push START/RESUME.
Be sure the door is closed and latched.
Check that there is not an interference with large casserole dishes and the wash system at the back of the dishwasher. Adjust loading as necessary to ensure door is closed and latched.
Be sure you have selected a cycle.
Be sure there is power to the dishwasher. A circuit breaker or fuse may have tripped.
If lights other than Start/Resume blink and the unit will not run, you will need to call for service.
DETERGENT REMAINS IN THE DISPENSER ORCheck for dishware such as cookie sheets, cutting boards, or large containers, etc., that may be blocking the detergent dispenser from opening properly.
TABLET IS ON BOTTOM OF TUBBe sure your detergent is fresh and lump free.
Be sure the cycle has completed (green or blue light is on). If it has not completed, you will need to resume the cycle by closing the door and pressing START/RESUME.
SUDS IN DISHWASHERIf foam or suds are detected by the dishwasher sensing system, the dishwasher may not operate properly or may not fill with water.
Suds can come from:
Using the incorrect type of detergent, such as dish detergent for hand washing dishes, laundry detergent, or hand soap.
Not replacing the rinse aid dispenser cap after filling (or refilling) the rinse aid.
Using an excessive amount of dishwasher detergent.
Call for service.
WILL NOT FILLBe sure the water is turned on to the dishwasher.
Check that the float is free from obstructions.
Check for suds in the dishwasher. If foam or suds are detected, the dishwasher may not operate properly or may not fill with water.
WATER REMAINS IN THE TUB/WILL NOT DRAINBe sure the cycle has completed (the green or blue light is on). If it has not, you will need to resume the cycle by closing the door and pressing START/RESUME.
If dishwasher is connected to a food waste disposer, be sure the knockout plug has been removed from the disposer inlet.
Check for kinks in the drain hose.
Check for food obstructions in the drain or disposer.
Check your house fuse or circuit breaker.
HARD WATER (WHITE RESIDUE ONExtremely hard water mineral deposits can cause damage to your dishwasher and make it difficult to achieve good cleaning. You may bring water samples to Sears to check your water hardness level. A water softener is strongly recommended if your hardness is 15 grains or more. If a water softener is not installed, the following steps may help: Use a commercial cleaner designed for dishwashers once per month.
DISHWASHER INTERIOR OR GLASSWARE)Clean the ULTRA WASH filters at least once per month.
Always use a rinse aid.
Always use a high-quality, fresh detergent.
Use a detergent booster/water softener additive designed for dishwashers.
ODORSNOTE: If the dishwasher is not used daily, you can run a rinse cycle with the partial load daily until a full load is ready to run, or use the Top Rack Only option (on some models) for partial loads.
Run a vinegar rinse through the dishwasher by putting 2 cups (500 mL) of white vinegar in an upright glass measuring cup in the lower rack. Run a normal cycle with the Heated Dry option turned off. Do not use detergent.
The dishwasher may not be draining properly.
FOOD SOILS REMAIN ON DISHESBe sure the dishwasher is loaded correctly. Improper loading can greatly decrease the washing performance
Check filter to ensure it is properly installed. Clean it if needed.
Select the proper cycle and option for the type of soils. The Pots & Pans cycle with the TURBOZONE™ (on some models) option can be used for tougher loads.
Be sure the incoming water temperature is at least 120F (49C).
Use the proper amount of fresh detergent. More detergent is needed for heavier-soiled loads and hard water conditions.
Scrape food from dishes prior to loading (do not prerinse).
DID NOT SANITIZEIf the sanitized light is blinking, the load is NOT sanitized. The cycle was interrupted in the final rinse, or your water heater is set too low. Set your water heater to 120F (49C).
DAMAGE TO DISHWAREImproper loading can cause dishes to become chipped or damaged.
BLINKING LIGHTSIf the Start/Resume light is blinking, close the door and push START/RESUME.
If the Clean light or any other lights are blinking and the dishwasher will not run, check the following:
Is the overfill protection float able to move up and down freely? Press down to release.
Be sure the water supply is turned on to the dishwasher. (This is very important following the new installation of your dishwasher.)
Check for suds in the dishwasher. If foam or suds are detected by the dishwasher sensing system, the dishwasher may not operate properly or may not fill with water.
Suds can come from:
Using the incorrect type of detergent, such as dish detergent for hand washing dishes, laundry detergent, or hand soap.
Not replacing the rinse aid dispenser cap after filling (or refilling) the rinse aid.
Using an excessive amount of dishwasher detergent.
Call for service.
CLOUDY OR SPOTTED DISHWARE (AND HARD WATER SOLUTION)Liquid rinse aid is necessary for drying and to reduce spotting.
Use the correct amount of detergent.
Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white vinegar for 5 minutes. If the cloudiness disappears, it is due to hard water. Adjust the amount of detergent and rinse aid. If it does not come clear, it is due to etching.
Be sure the incoming water temperature is set at 120F (49C).
Try using the High Temp and Sani Rinse options.
To remove spotting, run a vinegar rinse through the dishwasher.
Wash and rinse the affected dishware and load into dishwasher. Remove all silverware and metal items. Put 2 cups (500 mL) of white vinegar in a glass measuring cup in the lower rack. Run a normal cycle with the Heated Dry option turned off. No detergent is needed.
ETCHING (PERMANENT CLOUDINESS)This is an erosion of the surface of the glassware and can be caused by a combination of: water that is too hot, from using too much detergent with soft water or by pre-washing. Detergent needs food soil to act upon. If etching has occurred, the glassware is permanently damaged. To avoid further etching, adjust the detergent amount to match the water hardness, stop pre-washing, and use water heating options only when incoming water temperature is below 120F (49C).
LEAKING WATERBe sure dishwasher has been installed properly and is level.
Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent accurately and use only detergents designed for use in a dishwasher. Less detergent is needed in soft water. Try another brand of detergent if sudsing continues.
To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is securely attached and avoid overfilling.
TUB IS DISCOLOREDHigh iron content in the water can discolor the tub.
Tomato-based foods can discolor the tub or dishware. A citrus-based cleaner can be used to clean.

Kenmore Elite, Elite F2E2 dishwasher troubleshooting

PROBLEMSOLUTION
DISHWASHER DOES NOT RUNNOTE: It is normal for the dishwasher to repeatedly pause several times during a cycle. If the Start/Resume or Smart Display status bar light is blinking, push START/RESUME and close the door within 3 seconds.
Be sure the door is closed and latched.
Be sure you have selected a cycle.
Be sure there is power to the dishwasher. A circuit breaker or fuse may have tripped.
If lights other than Start/Resume blink and the unit will not run, you will need to call for service.
DETERGENT REMAINS IN THE DISPENSER OR TABLET IS ON BOTTOM OF TUBCheck for dishware such as cookie sheets, cutting boards, or large containers, etc. that may be blocking the detergent dispenser from opening properly.
Be sure your detergent is fresh and lump free.
Be sure the cycle has completed. (Smart Display will show the word “COMPLETED.”) If it has not completed, you will need to resume the cycle by pressing START/RESUME and closing the door within 3 seconds.
CYCLE RUNS TOO LONGTo use less water and reduce energy consumption you will encounter cycles that typically run for up to 3 hours.
A water heater setting of 120°F (49°C) is best, the dishwasher will delay longer while heating cooler water.
Some options will add time to the cycle. The Heated Dry option adds 0.5 hour.
Try the 1 Hour Wash cycle.
Run the hot water at a faucet close to the dishwasher before starting the cycle.
DISHWASHER NOT DRYINGPlastic and items with nonstick surfaces are difficult to dry because they have a porous surface which tends to collect water droplets. Towel drying may be necessary. Use of rinse aid along with the Heated Dry option is needed for proper drying.
Proper loading of items can affect drying.
Glasses and cups with concave bottoms hold water. This water may spill onto other items when unloading.
Unload the bottom rack first.
Load these items on the more slanted side of the rack for improved results.
WILL NOT FILLBe sure the water is turned on to the dishwasher.
Check that the float is free from obstructions.
Check for suds in the dishwasher. If foam or suds are detected, the dishwasher may not operate properly or may not fill with water.
WATER REMAINS IN THE TUB/WILL NOT DRAINBe sure the cycle has completed. (Smart Display will show the word “COMPLETED.”) If it has not, you will need to resume the cycle by pressing START/RESUME and closing the door within 3 seconds.
If dishwasher is connected to a food waste disposer, be sure the knockout plug has been removed from the disposer inlet.
Check for kinks in the drain hose.
Check for food obstructions in the drain or disposer.
Check your house fuse or circuit breaker.
HARD WATER (WHITE RESIDUE ON DISHWASHER INTERIOR OR GLASSWARE)Extremely hard water mineral deposits can cause damage to your dishwasher and make it difficult to achieve good cleaning. You may bring water samples to Sears to check your water hardness level. A water softener is strongly recommended if your hardness is 15 grains or more. If a water softener is not installed, the following steps may help:
Use a commercial cleaner designed for dishwashers once per month.
Clean the ULTRA WASH filters at least once per month.
Always use a rinse aid.
Always use a high-quality, fresh detergent.
Use a detergent booster/water softener additive designed for dishwashers.
ODORSIf the dishwasher is not used daily, you can run a Quick Rinse cycle with the partial load daily until a full load is ready to run, or use the Top Rack Only option (on some models) for partial loads.
Run a vinegar rinse through the dishwasher by putting 2 cups (500 mL) of white vinegar in an upright glass measuring cup in the lower rack. Run a normal cycle with the Heated Dry option turned off. Do not use detergent.
The dishwasher may not be draining properly.
NOISYSurging sounds can occur periodically throughout the cycle while the dishwasher is draining.
Normal water valve hissing may be heard periodically.
A normal snap sound may be heard when the detergent dispenser opens during the cycle and when the door is opened at the end of the cycle.
Improper installation will affect noise levels.
Be sure the filters are properly installed.
A thumping sound may be heard if items extend beyond the racks and interfere with the
wash arms. Readjust the dishware and resume the cycle.
FOOD SOILS REMAIN ON DISHESBe sure the dishwasher is loaded correctly. Improper loading can greatly decrease the washing performance
Check filter to ensure it is properly installed. Clean it if needed.
Select the proper cycle and option for the type of soils. The Pots Pans cycle with the TURBOZONE option can be used for tougher loads.
Be sure the incoming water temperature is at least 120F (49C).
Use the proper amount of fresh detergent. More detergent is needed for heavier-soiled loads and hard water conditions.
Scrape food from dishes prior to loading (do not prerinse).
DID NOT SANITIZEIf the words “NOT SANITIZED” are shown on the Smart Display, the load is NOT sanitized. The cycle was interrupted in the final rinse, or your water heater is set too low. Set your water heater to 120°F (49°C).
DAMAGE TO DISHWAREImproper loading can cause dishes to become chipped or damaged.
BLINKING LIGHTSIf the Start/Resume light and Smart Display status bar are blinking, push START/ RESUME and close the door within 3 seconds.
If the word “COMPLETED” on the Smart Display or any other lights are blinking and the dishwasher will not run, check the following:
Is the overfill protection float able to move up and down freely? Press down to release.
Be sure the water supply is turned on to the dishwasher. (This is very important following the new installation of your dishwasher.)
Check for suds in the dishwasher. If foam or suds are detected by the dishwasher sensing system, the dishwasher may not operate properly or may not fill with water.
Suds can come from:
Using the incorrect type of detergent, such as dish detergent for hand washing dishes, laundry detergent, or hand soap.
Not replacing the rinse aid dispenser cap after filling (or refilling) the rinse aid.
Using an excessive amount of dishwasher detergent.
Call for service.
CLOUDY OR SPOTTED DISHWARE (AND HARD WATER SOLUTION)Liquid rinse aid is necessary for drying and to reduce spotting.
Use the correct amount of detergent.
Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white vinegar for 5 minutes. If the cloudiness disappears, it is due to hard water. Adjust the amount of detergent and rinse aid. If it does not come clear, it is due to etching.
Be sure the incoming water temperature is set at 120F (49C).
Try using the Hi Temp and Sani Rinse options.
ETCHING (PERMANENT CLOUDINESS)This is an erosion of the surface of the glassware and can be caused by a combination of: water that is too hot, from using too much detergent with soft water or by pre- washing. Detergent needs food soil to act upon. If etching has occurred, the glassware is permanently damaged. To avoid further etching, adjust the detergent amount to match the water hardness, stop pre-washing, and use water heating options only when incoming water temperature is below 120F (49C).
LEAKING WATERBe sure the dishwasher has been installed properly and is level.
Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent accurately and use only detergents designed for use in a dishwasher. Less detergent is needed in soft water. Try another brand of detergent if sudsing continues.
To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is securely attached and avoid overfilling.
TUB IS DISCOLOREDHigh iron content in the water can discolor the tub.
Tomato-based foods can discolor the tub or dishware. A citrus-based cleaner can be used to clean.

Kenmore Lavadora de Platos dishwasher troubleshooting

ProblemCauseAction
Dishwasher does not start1. Door may not be properly latched.1. Shut the door completely.
2. Unit may not be turned on.2. Press the main power switch to turn unit on.
3. Unit not reset or previous cycle not completed.
4. Delay start engaged.
5. Interruption of electrical power supply to dishwasher or blown fuse.5. Check circuit breaker.
6. Child lock activated (select models).6. Deactivate the child lock.
7. The door may have been closed without first selecting a cycle.7. Select a cycle and close the door.
8. Water supply may not be turned on.8. Check and turn on water supply.
Dishwasher beeping (end of cycle signal)Default factory settings alert the customer that the cycle has completed by beeping. This feature can be deactivated if so desired.To adjust the volume or deactivate.
Display does not illuminate or console lights are not on1. A fuse may have been blown or circuit break- er tripped.1. Check the fuse or circuit breaker box and replace the fuse or reset the breaker if necessary.
2. Door not closed or latched.2. Ensure that door is properly latched and completely closed.
Note: For models with controls on the top portion of the door, the display only illuminates when the door is opened and controls are visible.
Dishwasher seems to run a long time1. Incoming water is not warm enough.1. Before starting a cycle, run hot water faucet at the sink nearest to the dishwasher. Incoming water should be at 1 20F.
2. Cycle time can vary due to soil and water conditions.2. Sensors in the dishwasher automatically increase the cycle time to ensure a good wash when heavy soil is detected.
3. Rinse agent dispenser is empty.3. Add rinse agent.
4. Dishwasher connected to cold water supply.4. Verify dishwasher is connected to hot water supply plumbing.
5. The type of cycle options selected may add time to the cycle.
Dishes aren’t getting clean enough1. Spray arm movement is obstructed.1. Ensure that spray arm movement is not blocked by hand rotating spray arms.
2. Spray arm nozzles clogged.2. Remove the spray arms and clean according to “Check/Clean the Spray Arm Nozzles” in Care and Maintenance section of this manual.
3. Improper use of detergents.3. Increase or decrease detergent depending on the water hard- ness.
4. Filters could be clogged.4. Clean the filter.
5. Dishes are nested or loaded too close together.5. Rearrange load such that water spray can reach all items in the dishwasher.
6. Selected wash cycle is not suitable for food soil condtions.
7. Make sure incoming water is at 120F.
Dishes are not getting dry enough1. Rinse agent dispenser is empty. (Rinse agent indicator is activated).1. Add rinse agent. The use of rinse agent improves drying.
2. Improper loading of dishes.2. Rearrange load to ensure items are not nested.
3. Selected cycle does not include drying.3. Certain settings does not include drying cycle.
4. Dry Assist4. Activate Dry Assist as per instructions in Operating the Dishwasher section.
Note: Plastic or Teflon do not typically dry as completely as other items due to their inherent properties.Note: Select models offer an extra heating options to improve drying performance.
Odor1. Food debris is present at the bottom of the dish- washer.1. Remove the filters and clean
2. Food particles are present near the door seal.3. Ensure the unit has completely drained from the last cycle.
3. Residual water is present at the bottom of the dishwasher.4. Remove any obstructions from the drain hose by calling qualified personnel.
4. Drain hose is obstructed.Note: If odor still persists, run the Normal Wash cycle until it flushes and interrupt the cycle and place an 8 oz. cup of distilled white vinegar solution on the top rack and then finish the cycle.
Dishwasher not filling with water1. Restriction in the water supply system.1. Ensure that the water supply valve (typically located under kitchen sink) is open and check that the water supply line has no kinks and dogs.
2. Previous wash cycle was not completed.3. Cancel the delay-start or wait until delay-start time completes (times out).
3. Delay-start is active.
Water Leaks1. Suds1. Wrong type of detergent results in suds and leaks. Use only dishwasher detergents. If suds still persist, then add one tablespoon of vegetable oil at the bottom of the dishwasher and run the desired cycle. Also wipe up excess rinse agent to prevent sudsing.
2. Door seal could be pulled away from track.2. Ensure that door seal is in the track.
3. Condensation vent is blocked.3. Ensure that condensation vent is not blocked.
4. Improper installation.4. Have proper installation verified by qualified personnel (water supply, drain system, leveling, plumbing).
Tub stains1. Stains on the dishwasher interior are due to hardness of water.1. Concentrated Lemon juice can reduce the build up of hard water stains. Run a normal cycle until it flushes and interrupt the cycle and then place an 8 oz. cup of the concentrated lemon solution on the top rack and finish the cycle. This can be done periodically to avoid build up.
2. Silverware in contact with tub.2. Ensure that the silverware does not make contact with the tub while running a cycle.
Spots and streaks on glassware or residue on the dishesIncorrect rinse agent setting.Depending on the hardness of water, adjust the rinse agent dispenser.
Fascia panel discolored or markedAbrasive cleaner used.Use mild detergents with soft damp cloth.
Noise during wash cycleThe dishes may not be arranged properly.Water circulation sound is normal, but if you suspect items are banging into each other or into the spray arms.
Dishwasher did not sanitize1. Did not run a sanitizing cycle1. Select a cycle that is intended to sanitize.
2. Opened door mid-cycle2. Do not open the door while the wash cycle is running.
Dishwasher not draining1. Kinked or Crushed Drain Hose1. Check Drain Hose for proper installation. Note: In the Installation Process, do not rotate the Drain Hose after it is attached to the dishwasher.
2. No high Loop in Drain Hose2. Make sure that a portion of the Drain Hose is at least 20” from the floor.
3. Food Disposer plug not removed3. If your Drain Hose is attached to the Food Disposer make sure the plug in the Food Disposer was removed.
4. The airgap may need cleaning4. Clean the air gap periodically to ensure proper drainage of the dishwasher. With most types, you lift off the chrome cover. Unscrew the plastic cap. then check for any soil buildup. Clean if necessary.
5. A home plumbing issue.5. In this case, a certified plumber would need to check.
Etching (permanent cloudiness) “Sudsing”1. Type of glass - some glassware is sensitive to temperature1. Make sure that glasses are Dishwasher safe. Select a cycle that does not get as hot. Do not use the Heated Dry option.
2. Too much detergent2. The amount of detergent is based on the hardness of the water deliveried to your dishwasher and the amount of food soil present. If you pre-rinse your dishes and/ or have soft water you should reduce the amount of detergent.
3. Too much detergent and/or wrong type of detergent and/or wrong brand of detergent.3. Reduce or change the type/brand of detergent you are using. Note: Do not pre-rinse dishes. Scraping excess food soils is all that is required.

Kenmore Model 587 dishwasher troubleshooting

ProblemSolution
Food Soils Left on DishesChoose another cycle for longer washing time.
Check rack loading section for proper loading— avoid nesting items.
Home water pressure may be too low - should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).
Check incoming water temperature. It should be at least 120F (49C).
Check water hardness. For extremely hard water, it may be necessary to install a water softener.
Use fresh detergent.
Check to make sure funnel in top rack is not blocked.
Make sure items are not blocking the spray arms, preventing them from rotating.
Dishes not DrySelect HEAT DRY ON option.
Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled.
Increase the amount of rinse aid.
Check the incoming water temperature. Be sure it is at least 120F (49C).
Check for proper loading - avoid nesting items.
Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
Cups with a concave bottom will collect water.
Dishware ChippedLoad with care and do not overload.
Place delicate items in top rack.
Place glasses securely against pins and not over pins.
Load items so they are secure and don’t jar loose when moving racks in and out. Move racks in and out slowly.
Make sure tall glasses and stemware will clear top of tub when rack is pushed in.
Fine antique china and crystal should be hand- washed.
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or CloudyCheck water hardness. For extremely hard water, it may be necessary to install a water softener
Water temperature may be low. Avoid extremely low or high temperatures
Avoid overloading and improper loading
Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is ineffective
Check to see that proper amount of detergent is being used. Also, check phosphate level
Home water pressure may be too low - it should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi)
Dishware Stained or DiscoloredTea and coffee can stain cups. Remove the stains by hand washing in a solution of 1/2 cup (t20 ml) bleach and one quart (1 L) of warm water. Rinse thoroughly
Iron deposits in water can cause a yellow or brown film. A special filter installed in the water supply line will correct this problem
Aluminum utensils can leave gray/black marks when they rub against other items. Load properly.
Certain high acid foods can cause discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if allowed to sit for a long period. Rinse by hand if not operating dishwasher at once
Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in silverware basket can cause pitting of the stainless steel blades. Avoid mixing stainless steel and silver
EtchingUsing too much detergent in soft or softened water causes this film that cannot be removed
Adjust the amount of detergent based on the water hardness
Lower the water temperature
Use the HEAT DRY OFF option
Dishwasher Won’t FillIs water supply turned on?
Does overfill protector move up and down freely? Normal water fill covers filter area
Dishwasher LeaksUse only fresh detergent designed for automatic dishwashers. Measure detergent carefully. Try a different brand
Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to overflowing. Wipe up any spills with damp cloth
Check to see that dishwasher is level
Normal Sounds You Will HearNormal sounds include water fill, water circulation and motor sounds
There is a noticeable change in sound when the wash action switches between the lower and middle spray arm. This is normal since each spray arm has its own sound
It is normal for dishwasher to pause (no sound) when the wash action is switching between the lower and middle spray arms
Water In Bottom of TubWater left in bottom of tub after cycle is complete is not normal. If water remains in the bottom of the tub, dishwasher may not be draining properly
Vapor at VentWater vapor escapes from the vent when the dishwasher goes into the drying part of cycle. This is normal
Dishwasher Won’t RunCheck to see if circuit breaker is tripped or if a fuse is blown
Make sure water supply is turned on
Make sure door is closed and latched
Dishwasher Does Not Drain ProperlyIf unit is hooked up to a food waste disposer, make sure the disposer is empty
Check to see if the knockout plug has been removed from inside the food waste disposer inlet
Check to see if drain hose is kinked
Make sure cycle is complete, not in a pause
Detergent Left in CupsDetergent may be old. Discard and use fresh detergent
Be sure water action can reach the dispenser
Check to see if cycle has been completed
Make sure items do not prevent the detergent dispenser from opening
Dishwasher Has an OdorSoiled dishes left in dishwasher too long can create an odor. Use QUICK RINSE or rinse dishes by hand if not running dishwasher at once
There will be a "new" smell when first installed. This is normal
Check to see if unit is draining properly.
Stains on Tub InteriorWashing large amounts of dishware with tomato based soil can cause a pink/orange appearance. This will not affect performance and will gradually fade over time. Pre-rinsing will reduce the chance of staining. Using HEAT DRY OFF option will lessen staining
Removing Spots and FilmHard water can cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and glasses may also get spots and film for a number of reasons. To remove buildup, spots and film, clean using the following instructions:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in normal manner. Do not load any metal utensils or silverware.
2. Do not add detergent.
3. Turn dial to HEAVY WASH. Close and latch door to start.
4. Allow dishwasher to run for 25 minutes to reach the main wash portion of cycle.
5. Unlatch and open door and pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.
6. Close and latch door and allow the cycle to finish.

Kenmore Model 665, Ultra Wash 3, 665 dishwasher troubleshooting

ProblemCauseSolution
Dishwasher is not operating properlyDishwasher does not run or stops during a cycleIs the door closed tightly and latched?
Is the right cycle selected?
Is there power to the dishwasher? Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
Has the motor stopped due to an overload? The motor automatically resets itself within a few minutes. If it does not restart, call for service.
Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?
It is normal for certain cycles to repeatedly pause for several seconds during the wash cycle.
START/RESUME light is flashingWas the door opened during the cycle, or was the pov/er interrupted? The Start/Resume light will flash when the door is opened during a cycle, or may flash if the power is interrupted. Press START/RESUME to resume the cycle. Make sure the door is fully closed and latched.
NOTE: On top control models, if the door is not closed within 3 seconds of pressing Start/Resume, press START/RESUME again.
Clean light is flashingThe dishwasher has malfunctioned. Call for service to check heater circuit.
Dishwasher will not fillIs the overfill protection float able to move up and down freely? Press down to release.
Dishwasher seems to run too longIs the water supplied to the dishwasher hot enough? The dishwasher runs longer while heating water.
A delay automatically occurs in some wash and rinse cycles until the water reaches the proper temperature.
Water remains in the dishwasherIs the cycle complete?
Detergent remains in the covered section of the dispenserIs the cycle complete?
Is the detergent lump-free? Replace detergent if necessary.
Is the bottom rack installed properly with the bumpers (on some models) in the front Reinstall the rack if necessary.
White residue on the front of the access panelWas too much detergent used?
Is the brand of detergent making excess foam? Try a different brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup.
Odor in the dishwasherAre dishes washed only every 2 or 3 days?
Does the dishwasher have a new plastic smell?
Condensation on the kitchen counter (built-in models)Is the dishwasher aligned with the countertop? Moisture from the vent in the dishwasher console can form on the counter.
Bottom rack does not fully slide into the dishwasherCheck to see if items loaded for TURBOZONE™ wash option have shifted. Reload to keep items from interfering with spray jets or spray arm
Dishes are not completely cleanFood soil left on the dishesIs the dishwasher loaded correctly?
Is the water temperature too low? For best dishwashing results, water should be 120CF (493C) as it enters the dishwasher.
Did you use the correct amount of fresh detergent? Use recommended dishwasher detergents only. Detergent must be fresh to be effective. Store detergent in a cool, dry area. Heavy soil and/or hard water generally require extra detergent.
Do you have hard water? You may need to increase the amount of detergent you are using. Also, you may need to switch to a detergent with a phosphorus content of 8.7%.
Is detergent caked in dispenser? Use fresh detergent only. Do not allow detergent to sit for several hours in a wet dispenser.
Clean dispenser when caked detergent is present.
Is the pump or spray arm clogged by labels from bottles and cans?Is the home water pressure high enough for proper dishwasher filling? Home water pressure should be 20 to 120 psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. A booster pump on the water supply can be added if pressure is too low.
Are high suds slowing the wash arm? Do not use soap or laundry detergents. Use recommended dishwasher detergents only
Spots and stains on dishesSpotting and filming on dishesIs your water hard or is there a high mineral content in your water? Conditioning the final rinse water with a liquid rinse aid helps eliminate spotting and filming. Keep the rinse aid dispenser filled.
Is the water temperature too low? For best dishwashing results, water should be 120F (49C) as it enters the dishwasher.
Did you use the correct amount of effective detergent? Use recommended dishwasher detergents only. Detergent must be fresh to be effective. Store detergent in a cool, dry area. Heavy soil and/ or hard water generally require extra detergent.
Is the home water pressure high enough for proper dishwasher filling? Home water pressure should be 20 to 120 psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. A booster pump on the water supply can be added if pressure is too low.
NOTE: To remove spots and film from dishes, try a white vinegar rinse. This procedure is intended for occasional use only. Vinegar is an acid, and using it too often could damage your dishwasher.
1. Wash and rinse dishes. Use an air-dry or an energy saving dry option. Remove all silverware or metal items.
2. Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in a glass or dishwasher-safe measuring cup on the bottom rack.
3. Run the dishwasher through a complete washing cycle using an air-dry option. Do not use detergent. Vinegar will mix with the wash water
Silica film or etching (silica film is a milky, rainbow- colored deposit; etching is a cloudy film)Sometimes there is a water/chemical reaction with certain types of glassware. This is usually caused by some combination of soft or softened water, alkaline washing solutions, insufficient rinsing, overloading the dishv/asher, and the heat of drying. It might not be possible to prevent the problem, except by hand washing.
To slow this process use a minimum amount of detergent per load. Use a liquid rinse aid and underload the dishwasher to allow thorough rinsing. Silica film and etching are permanent and cannot be removed. Do not use heated drying
White spots on cookware with nonstick finishHas the dishwasher detergent removed cookware seasoning? Reseason cookware after washing in the dishwasher
Brown stains on dishes and dishwasher interiorDoes your water have high iron content? Rewash dishes using 1-3 tsp (5-15 mL) of citric acid crystals added to the covered section of the detergent dispenser. Do not use detergent. Follow with a Normal wash cycle with detergent. If treatment is needed more often than every other month, the installation of an iron removal unit is recommended
Black or gray marks on dishesAre aluminum items rubbing dishes during washing? Disposable aluminum items can break down in the dishwasher and cause marking. Hand wash these items. Remove aluminum markings by using a mild abrasive cleaner
Orange stains on plastic dishes or dishwasher interiorAre large amounts of tomato-based foods on dishes placed in the dishwasher? Stains gradually fade over time. Regular use of heated drying will slow fading. Stains will not affect dishwasher performance. Regular use of a rinse cycle and an air-dry or energy-saving dry option will reduce the likelihood of staining
Dishes do not dry completelyDishes are not dryDid you load your dishwasher to allow proper water drainage? Do not overload. Use a liquid rinse aid to speed drying
Are the plastics wet?Plastics often need towel drying
Did you use an air-dry option?Use a heated drying option for dryer dishes
Dishes are damaged during a cycleChipping of dishesDid you load the dishwasher properly? Load the dishes and glasses so they are stable and do not strike together from washing action. Minimize chipping by moving the rack in and out slowly.
NOTE: Antiques, feather-edged crystal, and similar types of china and glassware might be too delicate for automatic dishwashing. Wash by hand
NoisesGrinding, grating, crunching or buzzing soundsA hard object has entered the wash module (on some models). When the object is ground up, the sound should stop. If the noise persists after a complete cycle, call for service
Dishwasher exterior is dirty or markedMarks, smudges or residue on dishwasher exteriorDid you clean the dishwasher with a mild detergent and cloth or use a stainless steel cleaner on models with a stainless steel exterior? In most cases, regular use of a soft, damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent is all that is necessary to keep the outside of your dishwasher looking fresh and clean. If your dishwasher has a stainless steel exterior, a stainless steel cleaner is recommended.

Kenmore Quiet Guard 3 dishwasher troubleshooting

ProblemSolution
Noise problems?It is normal to hear swishing and pulsating sounds These sounds mean that water is circulating through the dishwasher.
It is normal to hear motor sounds before water enters tub
Loud ticking usually means something is hitting wash arm
Vibrating or ratding sounds can mean dishes are touching each other
Operating problems?Be sure door is firmly closed. It is normal for dishwasher to pause between cycles
Leaking?Check for items sticking out of dishwasher that could prevent door from closing and sealing properly Use only fresh dishwashing detergent to avoid oversudsing
Water coming through door vents?When a dish is added after starting dishwasher, wait a few seconds before latch mg'dbcif This permits entering cold air to expand slowly inside dishwasher
Dishes not dry?Check to see if rinse aid dispenser needs refilling Hot water temperature may be too low (min. 120F 49C). If COOL DRY Option is being used, additional drying time may be required with door open
Water in tub?A small amount of water in bottom of tub is normal. It keeps water seal lubricated
Detergent left in cup?Detergent may be too old Discard old detergent Use fresh detergen
Dishes may not be loaded properly. Be sure items do not protrude from front of bottom rack preventing detergent cup from opening

Kenmore Smartwash dishwasher troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSESOLUTION
Food soil left on dishesImproper loadingUse the Water Heat option. If needed, turn home water heater up to ensure water entering dishwasher is 120F (49C) minimum
Water temperature is too low
Use of incorrect, too little, or ineffective detergentUse recommended dishwasher detergents only. Follow recommendations for amounts; never use less than 1 tablespoon per load. Deter- gent must be fresh to be effective. Always store detergent in a cool, dry area
Detergent cakes in dispenserUse fresh detergent only. Do not allow detergent to sit for several hours in a wet dispenser. Check dispenser for caked detergent. Clean dispenser when caked detergent is present
Pump or spray arm clogged by labels from bottles and cansRemove labels before washing bottles and cans or wash by hand.
Low water pressure caused by insufficient fillHome water pressure should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi) for proper dishwasher fill. A booster pump on the water supply may be necessary if pressure is too low.
Slowdown of wash arm due to high sudsNever use soap or laundry detergents. Use recommended dishwasher detergents only.
Spotting and filmingHard water or high mineral content in waterConditioning the final rinse water with a liquid rinse agent helps eliminate spotting and filming. Keep the dispenser full with a rinse agent at all times
Water temperature is too lowUse the Water Heat option, if available. If needed, turn home water heater up to ensure water entering dishwasher is 120F (49C) minimum.
Use of incorrect detergentsUse recommended dishwasher detergents only
Incorrect amount of detergentFollow recommendations for amount. Heavy soil and/or hard water generally require extra detergent.
Use of ineffective detergentsDetergent should be fresh. Store in a cool, dry place, preferably in an airtight container. Discard lumpy detergent.
Insufficient fill caused by low water pressureHome water pressure should be 20 to 120 psi for proper dishwasher fill. A booster pump on the water supply may be necessary if pressure is too low
NOTE: To remove spots and film from dishes, try a vinegar rinse
1. Wash and rinse as usual using the Air Dry option.
2. Remove all metal items.
3. Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in a container on the bottom rack.
4. Run dishwasher through complete washing cycle. Vinegar will mix with wash water.
Cycle takes extremely long timeWater temperature is too lowIf needed, turn home water heater up to ensure water entering dishwasher is 120F (49C) minimum.
Dishes do not dry completelyDishes do not drain properlyDishes must have proper water drainage Do not overload Use a liquid rinse agent to speed drying
PlasticsSome plastics, due to material, may need to be towel dried.
Rinse agent dispenser is emptyFill rinse agent dispenser
Silica film or etching (silica film is a white iridescent deposit; etching is a cloudy film)A water chemical reaction with certain types of glassware. Usually caused by some combination of soft or softened water, alkaline washing solutions, insufficient rinsing, over-loading the dishwasher, and heat of drying .It may not be possible to prevent problem, except by hand washing. To slow this process, use a minimum amount of detergent but not less than 1 tablespoon per load. Use a liquid rinse agent and underload the dishwasher to allow thorough rinsing. Silica film and etching are permanent and cannot be removed. Use the Air Dry option.
Black or gray marks on dishesAluminum itemsAluminum items should be loaded so that they will not rub against dishes during washing Throwaway aluminum items should not be washed in the dishwasher because they may break down and cause marking Aluminum markings can be removed by using a mild abrasive cleanser
Brown stains on dishes and dishwasher interiorHigh iron content in water supplyRemove by washing dishes (after food soil has been removed) with 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of citric acid crystals added to covered section of detergent dispenser. Do not use detergent. Follow with a Normal cycle with detergent. If treatment is needed more often than every other month, the installation of an iron removal unit is recommended.
Orange stains on dishwasher interiorLarge amounts of tomato-based foods on dishes placed in the dishwasherStains may gradually fade over time. Regular use of heated drying may cause stains to fade slower. Stains will not affect dishwasher performance Regular use of Quick Rinse cycle or Air Dry option will reduce the likelihood of staining.
White spots on cookware with non-stick finishSeasoning removed by dishwasher detergentsReseason cookware after dishwasher washing
Odor in the dishwasherDishes only washed every 2-3 daysRun a Quick Rinse cycle at least once or twice a day until a full load is accumulated.
Chipping of dishesImproper loadingLoad dishes and glasses so that they are stable and do not strike together from washing action. Moving racks in and out slowly will also minimize chipping
MOTE: Some types of china and glassware are too delicate for automatic dishwashing and should be hand washed; for example: antiques, feather-edged crystal, and similar types

Kenmore Ultra Wash dishwasher troubleshooting

PROBLEM ...CAUSE...SOLUTION ...
Dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycleDoor not closed Wrong cycle selected No or improper power sup- plied to dishwasher Motor stopped due to overloadMake sure door is closed and securely latched.
No water supplied to dishwasherCheck to see if household fuse or circuit breaker is blown or tripped.
Motor will automatically reset itself within a few minutes. If it does not restart, call for service.
Check to see if shut-off valve (if installed) is turned on.
Dishwasher will not fillOverfill protector stuckCheck to see if the overfill protector moves up and down freely. Press down to release.
Dishwasher seems to run too longWater supplied to dish-washer is not hot enoughIt is normal for the dishwasher to run longer while heating water.
•A delay will occur in the main wash if the Water Heat option is selected.
• Three delays will occur if the Pots & Pans cycle is selected.
•The final rinse will automatically delay until the water temperature reaches 135°F (57°C).
Water remains in dishwasherCycle not finishedWait for the cycle to complete.
Detergent remains in covered section of dispenserCycle not finished Detergent has lumps Bottom rack in backwardsWait for the cycle to complete.
Replace with dry, lump-free detergent.
White residue appears on front of access panelToo much detergent was usedTry a different brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup.
Brand of detergent developing excess foam
Odor in the dishwasherDishes only washed every 2-3 daysRun a Quick Rinse cycle at least once or twice a day until full load is accumulated.
Plastic smell of new dishwasherRun a vinegar rinse.
Condensation on kitchen counterExcessive moisture from vent in dishwasher consoleDishwasher console should be aligned with countertop.
Food soil left on dishesImproper loadingUse the Water Heat option. If needed, turn home water heater up to ensure water entering dishwasher is 120F (49C) minimum.
Water temperature is too lowUse recommended dishwasher detergents only. Never use less than one tablespoon per load. Detergent must be fresh to be effective. Always store detergent in a cool, dry area.
Use of incorrect, too little, or ineffective detergent
Detergent cakes in dispenserUse fresh detergent only. Do not allow detergent to sit for several hours in a wet dispenser. Check dispenser for caked detergent. Clean dispenser when caked deter- gent is present.
Pump or spray arm clogged by labels from bottles and cansRemove labels before washing bottles and cans or wash by hand.
Insufficient fill caused by low water pressureHome water pressure should be 20 to 120 psi (138-828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. A booster pump on the water supply may be necessary if pressure is too low.
Slowdown of wash arm due to high sudsNever use soap or laundry detergents. Use recommended dishwasher detergents only.
Spotting and filmingHard water or high mineral content in waterConditioning the final rinse water with a liquid rinse agent helps eliminate spotting and filming. Keep the dispenser full with a rinse agent at all times.
Water temperature is too lowUse the Water Heat option. If needed, turn home water heater up to ensure water entering dishwasher is 120F (49C) minimum.
Use of incorrect detergents Incorrect amount of detergentUse recommended dishwasher detergents only.
Use of ineffective detergents Heavy soil and/or hard water generally require extra detergent.
Insufficient fill caused by low water pressureDetergent should be fresh. Store in a cool, dry place, preferably in an airtight container. Discard lumpy detergent.
Home water pressure should be 20 to 120 psi (138-828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. A booster pump on the water supply may be necessary if pressure is too low.
Silica film or etching (silica film is a milky white, rainbow colored deposit; etching is a cloudy film)A water chemical reaction with certain types of glassware. Usually caused by some combination of soft or softened water, alkaline washing solutions, insufficient rinsing, overloading the dishwasher, and heat of drying.It may not be possible to prevent problem, except by hand washing. To slow this process, use a minimum amount of detergent but not less than 1 tablespoon per load. Use a liquid rinse agent and underload the dish- washer to allow thorough rinsing. Silica film and etching are permanent and cannot be removed. Use the No Heat Dry option.
White spots on cookware with non-stick finishSeasoning removed by dishwasher detergentsReseason cookware after dishwasher washing.
Brown stains on dishes and dish- washer interiorHigh iron content in water supplyRemove by washing dishes (after food soil has been removed) with 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of citric acid crystals added to covered section of detergent dispenser. Do not use detergent. Follow with a Normal Wash cycle with detergent. If treatment is needed more often than every other month, the installation of an iron removal unit is recommended.
Black or gray marks on dishesAluminum itemsAluminum items should be loaded so that they will not rub against dishes during washing. Throwaway aluminum items should not be washed in the dishwasher because they may break down and cause marking. Aluminum markings can be removed by using a mild abrasive cleanser.
Orange stains on plastic dishes or dishwasher interiorLarge amounts of tomato- based foods in dishes placed in the dishwasherStains may gradually fade over time. Regular use of heated drying may cause stains to fade slower. Stains will not affect dishwasher performance. Regular use of Quick Rinse cycle or No Heat Dry option will reduce the likelihood of staining.
Dishes are not dryDishes do not drain properly PlasticsDishes must have proper water drainage. Do not over- load. Use a liquid rinse agent to speed drying. Some plastics, due to material, may need to be towel dried.
Rinse agent dispenser is emptyDo not use the No Heat Dry option.
No Heat Dry option was used
Chipping of dishesImproper loadingLoad dishes and glasses so that they are stable and do not strike together from washing action. Moving rack in and out slowly will also minimize chipping.
NOTE: Some types of china and glassware are too delicate for automatic dishwashing and should be hand washed; for example: antiques, feather-edged crystal, and similar types.
Dishes are not dryDishes do not drain properly PlasticsDishes must have proper water drainage. Do not over- load.
Rinse agent dispenser is empty Use a liquid rinse agent to speed drying. Some plastics, due to material, may need to be towel dried.
No Heat Dry option was usedDo not use the No Heat Dry option.
Chipping of dishesImproper loadingLoad dishes and glasses so that they are stable and do not strike together from washing action. Moving rack in and out slowly will also minimize chipping.
NOTE: Some types of china and glassware are too delicate for automatic dishwashing and should be hand washed; for example: antiques, feather-edged crystal, and similar types.
Grinding, grating, crunching, or buzzing soundsHard object entered the Ultra Wash moduleSound should stop when object is ground up.