Whirlpool Dishwasher no water pressure?

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Old 03-20-06, 05:28 PM
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Arrow Whirlpool Dishwasher no water pressure?

I've had this Whirlpool Gold Quiet Partner III for around 3 years now. It's been working great but over the last few months it has gradually been doing worse at getting the dishes clean. Now it doesn't shoot with enough water pressure to get a paper sack wet in the top tray. Doesn't matter what cycle I run, it just doesn't get any water up to it.

I checked the water lines just in case there was some calcium build up since we have hard water, but they appear fine.

I'm thinking it's a clogged bad pump but I really know nothing about dishwashers.

Thanks for any help you can give.
 
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Old 03-21-06, 12:19 PM
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whats the full model number?
 
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Old 03-21-06, 02:16 PM
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Arrow Whirlpool model

Model GU1200XTKB0
Serial FM2039246
 
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Old 03-21-06, 02:26 PM
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The water level would be the first thing to check.
Start the unit on a wash cycle. After it fills and starts washing open the
door and measure the water depth in the tub.
Put a ruler towards the center of the tub. (not in the sump)
and towards the front. How many inches of water do you get?
 
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Old 03-21-06, 02:38 PM
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Arrow Whirlpool water

I just tried it right when the pump turned off and it was 5/8 inch right next to (not on) the seal inside the element ring. Does this mean anything? It looks like if it were much higher it would run out the door or Maybe I'm not measuring the right place.

HELP!! The Mrs. is riding me... and I don't mean in a good way!!
 

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Old 04-06-06, 08:19 PM
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Is there anyone that can help me with this dishwasher?
 
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Old 04-06-06, 08:54 PM
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Sorry about that.
One way to find out whether your getting enough water is once its done filling up simply open the door then take a container with some hot water and add to whats already in the tank. If it starts working correctly or you see drastic improvement then most likley its not allowing enough water to come in. The inlet valve would be the first suspect. The screen in the valve may just be partially plugged. Or the valve is bad in some other way. If all check ok there then you could have something restricting the pump assembly.. maybe just the top screen. Here is the tech sheet for that model that tells you how to get into the pump so you can check to see if anything is inside of it that doesnt belong..

http://www.servicematters.com/docs/wiring/Tech%20Sheet%20-%208533399.pdf
 

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