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Offline gr8filed

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LG dishwasher doesnt clean dishes
« on: February 06, 2013, 01:35:41 PM »
I have a LG dishwasher model number LDF6920ST that suddenly stopped cleaning dishes and is leaving a film of soap on everything.  I is not that old and i keep it in good shape by running cleaners and vinegar thru it every few weeks.  Any suggestions
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Re: LG dishwasher doesnt clean dishes
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 04:34:38 PM »
Any error codes? Any odd noises? Dispenser opening? Try lining all three spray arms parallel to the side of the tub of the dishwasher and run a rinse cycle for 15 minutes. Verify water flow to all three arms. Dishwashers are just water pumps. :D

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Re: LG dishwasher doesnt clean dishes
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 11:51:26 PM »
The SERIAL NUMBER helps narrow down possible faults.

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Re: LG dishwasher doesnt clean dishes
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 09:33:15 AM »
serial number 904kwdj01930

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Re: LG dishwasher doesnt clean dishes
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 07:37:05 PM »
Built April 2009

The first thing that I'd verify---is that the Drain Hose is correctly installed.

The Drain Hose should be mounted/installed at either the Sink Disposer side discharge---or to a Sink Air Gap (with the hose elevated at some point---equal to the height of the dishwasher)

On LG LDF6920 dishwashers with Serial Numbers ranging from 501Kxxx through 907Kxxx (January 2005 thru July 2009)---the cycle profile/programming---allows for partial draining of dirty wash water at times.
After partial draining---the "computer" (Main Board) will activate the Water Valve to add "clean" water into the tub during the cycle.

If the Drain Hose has been incorrectly installed too low or through the floor into a basement drain connection---water can continue to siphon/drain during the cycle.

This results in a "sucking sound" by the wash motor/alternating fast & slow motor RPMs/ poor wash performance and potentially---an "E1" error will also be displayed.

To remedy this---LG introduced a new MAIN BOARD (6871DD1006Q) to replace the original 6871DD1006N Main Board---which eliminates the partial drain feature.

In addition---a new DRAIN HOSE (AEM69493803)---that has an anti-siphon break and a small black tube/hose that is to be connected to a re-designed GUIDE ASSEMBLY (4975DD1001A)---which has a connection---for the small black anti-siphon hose.




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Re: LG dishwasher doesnt clean dishes
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 09:28:27 PM »
Thanks for all the help.  It has been working great for years so i think the drain hose is routed ok.  I plan on checking all this stuff on saturday,  big snow storm coming tomorrow so i should have plenty of time.

 

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