Kelvinator Dishwasher Troubleshooting Guide

We get questions every day on how to fix a dishwasher problem. Some of the common problems are leaking water, dirty filters, or a water shut-off valve. These are some of the common issues that occur when you use a Kelvinator dishwasher.

If you notice one of these issues, we have listed out some of the most common Kelvinator dishwasher problems.

Here we will go over a list of the Kelvinator dishwasher troubleshooting tips and how to fix them.

Kelvinator Dishwasher Problems & Troubleshooting 

Kelvinator Dishwasher Troubleshooting

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1. Kelvinator Dishwasher Not Draining:

There are many reasons why the dishwasher won’t drain, and the most common problem is a clogged drain hose.

This can happen when a dirty dishwasher filter is used and the filter needs to be cleaned and changed out.

Another reason for the dishwasher not draining is the drain valve. This is the valve that turns the water off when the dishwasher is finished, and if the valve is stuck, the dishwasher will not drain.

The third reason for a dishwasher not draining is a clogged water line. If you notice a water line that is full of dirt, you can use a clean-out tool to clear the line.

2. Leaking Water:

The dishwasher will leak when there is a bad connection. If you notice the water leaking from the dishwasher, you need to check the connection for the water lines.

If you have a new dishwasher, you may have a loose connection. You can also have a bad connection on a dishwasher that has been used for a while.

If you have a leaking dishwasher, you need to replace the leaking water connection. This can be done by calling a plumber to replace the connection.

How to Fix:

To fix the leaking water, turn off the power to the unit and then disconnect the hose from the unit.

Check the hose for leaks and remove any damaged parts. Then, reattach the hose to the unit.

3. Kelvinator Dishwasher Not Turning On:

First, try disconnecting the dishwasher and then plugging it back in after a few minutes.

If the dishwasher still won’t turn on, check the power cord and make sure that it is plugged into a good power source.

The reason why the dishwasher is not turning on is usually due to a tripped circuit breaker, and this could be due to a shortage in the electrical system.

The other reason why the dishwasher is not turning on is usually due to a power outage. The dishwasher is usually not powered because of a power outage.

4. Kelvinator Dishwasher Motor Not Working:

If you notice the motor on your dishwasher not working, the dishwasher needs to be serviced. The dishwasher motor needs to be cleaned.

The dishwasher motor could also have a bad connection. This can be caused by a loose connection or a bad connection.

If the dishwasher motor does not work, you need to contact a service company.

5. Dishwasher Not Using Water:

The dishwasher is not using water when it is turned on. This could be due to a dirty water filter, and you need to clean the water filter.

How to Fix:

To fix a dirty water filter, turn off the power to the unit and then disconnect the hose from the unit.

Remove the water filter. Clean it and replace it.


Dishwasher problems can be a headache. However, there are some ways to fix these problems.

If you notice a problem with your dishwasher, you need to contact a service company, and they will be able to help you with your dishwasher problems.

Hopefully, this guide helped you to troubleshoot the most common Kelvinator dishwasher problems.

Please let us know if you notice any other issues in the comments section.

Thank you for reading this article.

Steven Settles Author

Steven Settles is an ISCET-certified master in appliance repair. He has aced the National Appliance Service Technician Certification Exam, showcasing his exceptional diagnostic and repair skills. With an in-depth understanding of the latest repair technologies and a keen eye on evolving industry standards, Steven is a go-to expert for any appliance issue.

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