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Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Apr 03, 2009


Been there, done that a few times!

You need a telescoping, magnetic wand. It looks like a teacher's blackboard "pointer".
It pulls out to about 2 feet, and has a magnet at the end. Some styles have a magnetic that is hinged to the tip of the wand.

Available at:

1. Auto supply/Home Repair stores, for fishing screws out of engines, etc.

2. Anywhere that home canning supplies are sold. (Even some general supermarkets.) Here they are used for fishing metal canning lids out of boiling water.

3. Stationery, or Office Supply-type stores. Buy the actual telescopic pointer, and glue your own magnet to the end.

You didn't drop the screw into the guts of the machine, didya?!

Hope that helps,


Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Mar 28, 2009

Hi, well you we need to check the ribbon cable in the door lining to make sure that none of the cables have been broken with the movement of the door. If they are fine then you should replace the dispenser unit if you are getting 240v to the dispenser solinoid.
Get back if you have further problems...................?

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Mar 20, 2009

Hi! You have not mention about mfg and model No.
Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water.

Other dishwashers simply reverse the direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Feb 01, 2009

Most likely the actuator for the rinse aid dispenser is not functioning.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Jan 13, 2009

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Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Dec 20, 2008

It sounds like it, yes. My guess would bedthe heating element. Does it have a "cold was" program you could try? If it still trips the fues it may be the motorr that is broken.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Dec 10, 2008

on the ECO 50 cycle dish washer will not stop. have had to switch it off, when try to restart it automatically goes back to the ECO 50 programme. Can you please help. The Serial No. is ADP 2440 WH.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Dec 06, 2008

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Whirlpool error code "F7" is indicative of a failed "inflow of water". Simply stated, the water is not coming in. There are various possibilities that could lead to this error message:
  • low water pressure (check to be sure);
  • defective water in valve (most likely);
  • defective water level sensor (likely);
  • faulty controller/logic board (unlikely but a possibility).
Repair/corrective action would require checking the:
  • water inlet valve. This page would show examples;
  • inlet tube/hose;
  • inlet filter;
  • all other components in the water IN area.
Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Dec 04, 2008

Check to see if there are corroded connections to the electrical feed from breaker to the machine.  Could be anywhere along the way.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 23, 2008

Not a moisture sensor, a water depth sensor to gauge fill level.  Not the problem here.  There is a solenoid valve under the machine.  It routes the water either to the wash arms or to the drain.  It is likely  jammed so that it will not open to drain the water.  Often, these items can be disassembled and cleaned.  Just shut the power before going in there.  If the valve can't be cleaned or the coil is bad, it will need replacement.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 23, 2008

if this is happening right at the start of the cycle, then fault will be drain pump jammed. if it is happening after filled with water, then fault will be the circulating pump jammed

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 05, 2008

one of 2 things, either you have a bad door switch/latch assy and its not recognizing the door closing, or up have a "stuck keypad" preventing proper operation in which case youll need to replace the keypad/console. if you remove the lower acess panel there is a "tech sheet" explaining different faults and checks for your issue

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Oct 27, 2008

did you check to see if the spout you pushed the outlet hose on had the end cut off?

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Oct 21, 2008

I had this exact problem with my dishwasher but i managed to fix it today. It was such a simple problem, the water outlet pipe had a kink in it and wouldnt let the water drain. I straightened the pipe, put duct tape around the kink to strenghten it and the dishwasher worked straight away. I hop this helps.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 21, 2008

turn it off

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 31, 2008

We had same problem with our ADP 5966. An engineer over the phone said he thought it was related to machine being unable to drain. I checked the drainage pipe connection to u-bend under sink, and sure enough, there was a major blockage. Cleared that and hey presto, problem solved.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 30, 2008

press the start button (which is flashing) for a few seconds and it should start again?

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 20, 2008

I came to a solution via another troubleshooting-site. Simply hold the startbutton pressed in for 10 sec's or so. The drainpump starts, but it seemed to never stop. So, I opened the door an tossed in a few cups of water and locked the door. Then it worked fine. Maybe not the most professional way, but what the H.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 15, 2008

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