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Whodatpat 11-05-2011 08:50 AM

Dishwasher - Top Rack - No Water
 
I have a Kithchenaid - KUD1021RWH1 dishwasher. Ser# FT1313411.

The bottom sprayer works fine. However the top rack and strayer does not get any water. I have taken it appart as far as I can and do not see any blockages.

Is there a common location that they clog or a likely culperate? Or is this one of those "your gonna need a new one" problems.

Best part is this all started 8 days after the Sears 1 year Warranty ran out. So its on me.:censored:

Whodatpat 11-05-2011 10:22 AM

After my post this morning, I did some more searching in the google box. I stumbled onto a Wikipedia instructional on tearing down a Kitchenaid dishwasher to clean it out.
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_To_...er_Replacement

With that new knowledge I dove deeper into the guts of it to see what I could see. Low and behold I found gobs of sludge in various crevices. But the real culprit was the disposal / peller area in the very bottom. It was packed with broken bits of wine glasses and plastic pieces like the seals on a drink bottel. (Note to self, 12 year old boy may not do a great job rinsing dishes before starting dishwasher.:wink:) There was no way the propeller was moving so the pump had to be sucking the water through the already clogged sieve. The pump was strong enough to move a good deal of water and operate the lower jets but the clog did not leave enough power to get water to the top rack. After carefully cleaning it out, I put it back together and it works like a champ. :thumbup:

Though I didn't find the answer here, this board did peek my interest in looking for the solution. So thank you for your time. I hope this post helps someone with a simular issue in the future. :thumbsup:


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