How to Troubleshoot a Jenn-Air Dishwasher

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Jenn-Air is a brand name of household appliances manufactured and distributed by the Whirlpool Corporation. Dishwashers are one of the household appliances distributed under the Jenn-Air brand name. As with any household appliance, problems may arise from time to time. Many issues can be resolved by troubleshooting the problem and making minor repairs at home. Try to determine the source of the problem and repair the issue at home to avoid an unnecessary service call.

Things You'll Need

  • Replacement fuses (optional)

Dishwasher Does not Run or Stops Mid-Cycle

  • Press the "Start/Resume" button. Close the dishwasher door and latch it within three seconds.

  • Determine the appropriate cycle and turn the cycle selector knob to the desired cycle.

  • Inspect the fuse or breaker box. Replace blown fuses or reset tripped breakers. If the dishwasher continues to blow fuses or trip the breaker, do not operate the appliance until it has been inspected by a qualified service technician.

  • Wait several minutes to allow the motor to reset. The motor will stop when it is overloaded, but will reset itself and resume operation within a few minutes. If the dishwasher does not restart, contact a service technician.

  • Turn the valve counter-clockwise to open it fully.

Clean Light Flashes

  • Check the overfill protection float in the bottom of the dishwasher. If should be unobstructed and able to move up and down. Press the float down to release it.

  • Turn the water supply on fully. Turn the shutoff valve counter-clockwise.

  • Inspect the interior of the dishwasher. If suds remain, the dishwasher will not fill or operate properly. Use the correct type of detergent or use less detergent.

Dishwasher Cycle Runs Longer

  • Use the "1 Hour Wash Cycle" on the dishwasher. Some loads can take up to 3.5 hours to complete on certain cycles.

  • Adjust the temperature on the hot water heater. If the water supply is not hot enough when it reaches the dishwasher, it will delay the cycle to heat the water to the correct temperature.

  • Inspect the load. A load that is heavily soiled will take longer for the cycle to be completed.

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