View single post by JFEsch
 Posted: Sun Jan 13th, 2008 03:27 pm
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Joined: Sat Jan 12th, 2008
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Hi guys

First time caller and listener, ah, first timer here.

Mnementh, thanks for the great information. Now I am not afraid to work on my beast as much, though it has bit my left hand about 3 times. Darn sharp edges.:yikes:

I have a Kitchenaid Whisper Quiet Dishwasher model KUDM25SHWH1, and having the same issue with dishes not coming out clean and water left near the base of the pump (inside the washer not out). The last time we had a tech come out and fixed it. The tech stated this was normal that junk built up around the "2 balls" and then tend to stick once in awhile.

I can get the water to drain out, most of the time, by running the CANCEL cycle several times. I can tell when the water is drained by the sound the washer makes. Getting tired of doing that and waste electricity.

I have taken the beast apart and cleaned out any junk. I found alot of cleaned grease, a piece of broken glass, 2 olive pits, and a small rock (no gravy beef gravy-Monte Python).

I looked up the part that prevent the "balls" from "dropping" into the well and noticed they put something like a "T" instead of the single "Pin".

Does water flow both ways in this well and that is why they have 2 balls in this area so there is a chance one of them will get in the hole?

I don't want to have to buy a new pump assembly cause that is doing its job and all parts look in good shape. No chunks of plastic.  The machine is 7 years old.

Any suggestions or guidance would be greatly appreciated.