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Sounds like your main wash motor is bad or locked up.

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Kenmore 16372 /... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015


The full water level will be 1/4 to 1/8 inch below the heating element. The water fills on a timed basis so the exact level depends on incoming water pressure.

Kenmore 16372 /... | Answered on Mar 07, 2012


Sounds like water-level sensor is ok as it stops filling then 'hums'. I'd (carefully) check the connections to the connections between the level-sensor and the wash motor start relay. Could be motor is bad or something is causing it to become 'jammed'. Before you begin opening the appliance, I'd attempt to vacuum out the water or try putting the control in the last position to cause it to try to pump out the water.

Kenmore 16372 /... | Answered on Mar 06, 2012


Hi,

The scum, film and white residue problems have started since the reduction of phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

Here is a tip that will help you to solve the problem of films, residue, and scum in your dishwasher.

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Kenmore 16372 /... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011


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I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


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A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

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Kenmore 16372 /... | Answered on Jan 06, 2011


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Dishwashers use Bi-Metal strip to allow the dispenser to open/close. This strip when heat up causes the soap door spring to open up the dispenser. If this strip is not heated doesn't allow the door to open. The strip may not be getting 120V or maybe disconnected. Kenmore dishwashers use a wax motor to open the soap dispenser. The plunger inside the wax motor slowly moves and pushes the plunger and door open.


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And, if this wax motor doesn't receive 120 volts, then it'll not work. Please check the voltage to the wax motor/Bi-metal strip; also inspect the connections to these. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.

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Kenmore 16372 /... | Answered on Dec 05, 2010


Hi,


I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...

Dishwasher Spray Arms not Spinning

How to Buy Appliance Parts Online

A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

Dishwasher Problems The Heating Element not Working

Dishwasher Maintenance

heatman101


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Kenmore 16372 /... | Answered on Sep 29, 2010



Hi,

That is not that hard to fix and you can easily buy the parts yourself online...

Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...

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Kenmore 16372 /... | Answered on Sep 07, 2010


Hi,
Check your heating element..


A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers…

Dishwasher Problems The Heating Element not Working

Dishwasher Maintenance

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Kenmore 16372 /... | Answered on Aug 29, 2010


Hi,

This is caused by water not heating properly. I have put together some instructions on what to check and how to reset the control so you can use the dishwasher again. Follow the link below and let me know if it works out for you.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4628906-flashing_or_blinking_green_clean_light_7

Kenmore 16372 /... | Answered on May 05, 2010


Water level can depend on the model and manufacturer. The water will fill to the level of the float switch. This is a plastic looking thing near the front of the dishwasher along the tub bottom that looks like and upside down cup. The water level reaches a point to where the float lifts and activates a cut-off switch which will stop the water from filling, followed by the wash cycle beginning. Now, depending on where the heating element is located, the water level is usually just touching the element and not necessarilty covering it. Does this help you? If you still have questions, let me know.

Kenmore 16372 /... | Answered on Jan 27, 2009

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