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The bottom spinner, the middle spinner (the one mounted under the upper rack) and
the mini spinner (the one mounted on the tub roof) all spin and rotate just fine. No resistance or restrictions.
There is a screen in the watervalve selenoid that might be plugged up a bit. You will have to switch off at breaker then take the bottom toe kick panel off and take the waterline off and take the selenoid off and check it out. Do this and see what happens also what kind of detergent are you using> Get back with me on this. Thanks.
Im still here for you if this dont work then we will look further.
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Ok, will take a look. It would be easy be this unit has the Kenmore extra-large tub, so the clearance under the toe-kick area is extremely tight compared to conventional models.
I think I know what you are thinking about- I have done this before on another DW in another house, and that valve was clogged because we had really bad hard water in that town, the valve was not salvagable and had to replace it. But once I installed a water softener, the problem disappeared. But in this current house we don't have hard water in this town. We have no mineral deposits on the facets or in showers, and other twin DW unit is working fine. So I am guessing there is going to be no condition present that will clog up that water valve?
The following is taken from the information located on the manufacturer's plate, located
inside the door sill-
Serial #: FS5106121
Regarding the water valve you mentioned as a possibility, yesterday-I have done that replacement before on another DW model, and I know that the usual symptom for dirty dishes is that a faulty valve causes insufficient amount of water to enter the tub. But I tried running the DW just now this AM to check that-the water level inside the tub seems correct-please note that I have a second, virtually identical model of the same DW installed in the same condition. I ran the twin, also, as a control. The water level in the other unit matches what I see in the unit in question. Water level comes right up to the rim of the main spinner housing in the bottom of the tub. So I tend to doubt the amount of water present is the issue.
Check this picture out and check out number 9. also check out that oblong water piece that supplies the water to the spinner make sure that that dosent have any holes or a slit in it then tell me what you find.
Heres something i want you to watch. Let me know if this helps you okay. also i would put in a new top spinner since thats not turning.
Can I get that top spinner changed from inside the tub, without having to remove the DW from the cabinet enclosure? (I can turn it by hand easily, I just suspect it is not getting enough water flow). Will check your you-tube link, shortly.
I watched that video, and that is amazing. You gotta love You-Tube, regarding the depth of information you can find, there. That depicted my internal assembly, for sure. And I feel optimistic that I will find that to be the cause of my problem. I will pull the assembly apart and let you know the result.
I opened up the basin assembly, per the video (per easy, once you see a demo as to how the parts are laid out), and I was shocked what I found in there: large (I mean LARGE) pieces of chicken bone, olive pits, pistachio nut shells, pieces of plastic food wrap. I live with just one wife and one teenage daughter, and the debris I found in there was not from me. How anyone could think to load in dishes together with bones, pits, and nutshells is beyond my comprehension. If you would like a photo of the debris for your own demo use purposes, let me know your email and I will zap it to you. I have taken a picture, just so I can show my wife the reasons for why she was thinking we might need to replace a five year old DW.... In any case, I just ran a quick rinse test, the water is now dripping off the roof of the tub like Niagra Falls. So I think problem solved and mission accomplished. Thanks. I never would have thought to look for a demo video like that one on You-Tube.