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Here Is What to Do if Your Viking Dishwasher Is Not Washing Dishes

It can be pretty annoying if your dishwasher fails to properly clean your dishes. However, there is no need to throw out your premium Viking appliance just yet – most of the time a thorough cleaning and troubleshooting can be enough to make it work as intended!

Open and Loaded Viking Dishwasher

Troubleshooting Steps

WARNING: Unplug your appliance before cleaning and disassembling it.

Viking Dishwasher Spray Arm VDW302SS

Clean the Spray Arm

Most dishwasher problems can be fixed with a thorough cleaning. Firstly, open the dishwasher and take out the racks. The spray arm is located at the bottom of the dishwasher – carefully remove and clean it. Sometimes there can be grease or small food debris stuck inside the halls that may partially block the hot water flow. Feel free to disassemble the spray arm in case it needs thorough cleaning on the inside.

Open Viking Dishwasher

Clean the Dishwasher with Vinegar

There is another common dishwasher-cleaning tip that includes using white vinegar. Pour a cup of vinegar in a plastic or ceramic container and put it inside the empty dishwasher.  Close the door and run the dishwasher on a hot water cycle. This cleaning method is good against removing the grease and will help you with getting rid of the bad scent.

Dishwasher Wash Impeller

Inspect the Wash Impeller

The wash impeller of your Viking dishwasher is responsible for water circulation and the pressurization. A clogged or faulty impeller will significantly reduce the efficiency of cleaning. Unfortunately, you will have to take off the back panel of your dishwasher for getting access to the impeller – make sure to unplug your appliance and disconnect the water supply first! Do not forget to check the impeller motor and its connections, sometimes the problem can be caused by the insufficient power supply as well!

Viking Inlet Water Valve

Replace the Inlet Valve

Does your dishwasher fails to draw the water from the water line or the water supply is unusually low? In this case, the problem may be caused by the water inlet valve. The valve is located on the back side of your dishwasher – it regulates the water supply and is triggered electronically by a dishwasher’s control board.

Dishwasher Water Inlet Screen

Inspect the Inlet Screen

The inlet screen is a small plastic part that is located within the entry point of the waterline that is attached to your dishwasher. The screen is meant to filter out small particles that may potentially cause damage to your appliance. It is recommended to regularly clean the inlet screen with a toothbrush and make sure the water flow is not obstructed.

Viking Dishwasher Fully Loaded

Make Sure You Load Your Dishwasher Correctly

While this sounds a little bit obvious we do recommend making sure that your dishwasher is not overloaded. There should be no items sticking below the rack such as a panhandle – they will prevent the washing arm from rotating that will make washing dishes impossible. Moreover, make sure to leave some space between the plates to let the water streams reach the surface that has to be cleaned!

Dishwasher Door Hinge

Does the Dishwasher Door Close Firmly?

Keep in mind that the dishwasher door has to be closed at any time when the dishwasher is running! A malfunctioning door switch may mistakenly signal the control board that the door is open that will prematurely stop your dishwashing cleaning cycle. This kind of problems are rather rare but they still can’t be discounted entirely.

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