How to Troubleshoot a Whirlpool Quiet Partner IV

The Whirlpool Quiet Partner IV is a dishwasher with fully integrated electronic controls, 36 spray jets, Energy Star rating, high temperature wash option, control lock, delay wash feature, glass-only cycle, sanitizing rinse option, plastic tub, small item clips and a quiet motor. The dishwasher is sold online and in many department and appliance stores and comes with a limited warranty. Minor problems that occur during daily use may be resolved through some troubleshooting steps and efforts.

Step 1

Shut the Whirlpool dishwasher door tightly if the dishwasher does not start running or stops mid-cycle. Press "Start" to begin. Check the power cord if nothing on the dishwasher operates and plug it into a working electrical outlet. Replace or reset the circuit breaker or fuse as needed.

Step 2

Locate the overfill protection float on the bottom of the dishwasher tub, underneath the bottom rack, if the dishwasher is not filling with water. Press down on the overfill protection float, which looks like a small plastic cone, to release it.

Step 3

Start hot water at the nearest sink before beginning a dishwasher cycle if the dishwasher seems to run for a very long time. Do not select a "Delay" wash if immediate or quick wash cycles are desired.

Step 4

Pour rinse aid into the "Rinse Aid" dispenser if the dishes are not totally dry at the end of the cycle. Select options that include heat and are not "Air Dry" or "Energy Saving" to ensure heat is used during drying.

Step 5

Use at least 1 tbsp. of automatic dishwasher detergent for each load if dishes are not getting totally clean or there is a film on items.

Step 6

Place 1 to 3 tsp. citric acid crystals into the dishwasher detergent cup if there are brownish stains on the inside of the tub and/or on the dishes. Run a normal wash cycle and then run the same wash cycle with detergent in the dispenser.

Step 7

Wipe down the dispenser cup if there is a residue or the detergent does not completely dispense into the dishwasher during the wash. Make sure nothing is blocking the spray arm or pump.