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Here is the full info that I got off the plate on the dishwasher:-
MODEL: 665.16462300 (I left out the . because Sears online parts dept. didn't like it.
S/N: FR(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
STOKE # XXXXX
The unit is about 6-8 years old (and Canadian)
We inherited it when we move here 2 1/2 years ago.
Can we continue this a bit later, say in about two - three hours?
We were just on our way out for an appoinment that we can't be late for.
I didn't expect such a fast response to my problem!
I filled the dishwasher and measured the water level and in varied from 1/2" to 3/4" depending on where I took the measurement. The level only came up to half way on the heating element.
I checked the position of the shut-off valve (ball valve) on the line from the sink and it was fully open.
I clicked accept, but I don't see any amount on the following screen except bonus boxes?
Further to ...............
Before going for a replacement inlet valve for our dishwasher...
With a full load of dishes and cups etc. I decided to add additional water from the sink.
After turning the machine on, I waited until the "fill" cycle was finished, then opened the door and added some water until the level was just above the heating element. I did this for every filling in the complete washing cycle, I believe about three times.
It didn't seam to have any effect on improving the "cleaning" of the cups and glasses in the upper basket.
Do you know of anything else I can try that might work?
I stood 5 glasses upright; one in each corner and one in the middle and periodically checked during the first cycle for water-in-the-glasses....
First test I did without adding any additional water and the glasses in 3 corners and the middle were starting to fill up, by the end of 5 minutes, they were all full except one of the corner ones.
The second test, I added water to just above the heating element, I also checked the over flow float and it was at max height. Anyway after turning on the unit the glasses filled up much faster, probably within a couple of minutes, except again one of the glasses in a corner.
With the first test the pump did sound as if it was cavitating, a sort of pulsing sound, maybe sucking in some air.
Hope you can make something out of this.
The kicker is that we are moving to another house in about a month, but I don't really want to leave this problem with the next residents.
Well Ken I really dont know what this could be, to be honest. I'll opt out maybe someone else knows,it doesnt make sense, thanks Bryan
Your right! It has stumped me too!..........I guess your doing what I decided to do - - going to justanswer :)
Do you know if there is a relief valve on the pump?