Troubleshooting a Whirlpool Quiet Partner 2 Dishwasher

The Quiet Partner 2 dishwasher by Whirlpool offers the quiet motor sound package that gives the dishwasher its name, as well as a power scrub feature, Energy Star rating, sanitize rinse option, large silverware basket, automatic soil sensor, speed wash and adaptive wash cycles, adjustable upper rack, heated dry and specific item cycles. The dishwasher is sold online and in many appliance, home retail and department stores and can generally be expected to perform well under most circumstances. If issues with the dishwasher do arise, homeowners may want to try some troubleshooting techniques.

Step 1

Connect the Whirlpool Quiet Partner 2 dishwasher power cord to a grounded electrical outlet if the dishwasher won't run. Reset or replace the circuit breaker or fuse as necessary. Shut the door firmly until the latch is heard and make a new wash selection. Press "Start" to initiate the cycle.

Step 2

Open the dishwasher and pull out the bottom rack if the "Clean" light is flashing. Find the overfill protection float, which looks like a small cone, and push down on it to release. Turn the water supply valve counter-clockwise to open it fully and look for excess suds in the dishwasher. Run a drain cycle to remove excess suds.

Step 3

Select a new wash cycle if the dishwasher runs for a long time, such as the "Speed Wash" option. Turn on the hot water at the kitchen sink and run until the water is hot before turning on the dishwasher to help speed the wash process. Use the recommended amount of fresh automatic dishwasher detergent.

Step 4

Look at the dishwasher connection to the garbage disposal and make sure the knockout plug was properly removed between the two if there are drainage problems or there is still water in the dishwasher tub. Straighten the drain hose and avoid stopping the dishwasher during a cycle.

Step 5

Set large items such as cookie sheets and other large cookware in the rear of the bottom rack to make sure the dispenser can open freely if the dishes are not clean after washing or there is still detergent in the cup. Spin the spray arms before use to make certain nothing is blocking the rotation path.

Step 6

Select and run a rinse cycle if dishes are not washed every day and the dishwasher begins to smell. Run a full wash cycle as soon as the dishwasher is fully loaded.

Step 7

Fill the rinse aid dispenser if items are still wet or not as clean as expected after washing. Select hot wash and dry cycles and use the correct amount of automatic dishwasher detergent.

Step 8

Look in the bottom of the dishwasher for a hard object that may have fallen into the food filter or grinder if there is a hard noise or grinding sound. Clean as necessary.