Tip & How-To about Whirlpool Dishwashers

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A very important installation trick that is commonly overlooked is the correct routing of the dishwsasher drain hose to the sink drain or disposal. As the hose exits the sink drain or disposal it is necessary to loop the hose up higher than where it is exiting out of and only then go down to the dishwasher sump.
Failure to follow this proceedure will cause a mixture of dirty drain water, dish soap and or disposal debris to siphon this pollution into your dishwasher sump.

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Just replaced our disposal and now our dishwasher will not drain. Any suggestions?


If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher will not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.

Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.

Dec 20, 2009 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

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after isntallation my dishwasher doesn't drain correctly. What could be the cause of that? Is that possible that conected incorrectly? or may be have to program it?


If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly. If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher. Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.

Jun 15, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Does not drain. Water stays in the bottom.


If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.

Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.

Some models have two impellers inside the pump - one, wash impeller, takes care of the wash cycles, the other, drain impeller, drains the water out. If the drain impeller is broken (broken blades, shaft), the dishwasher would not drain. Replace any broken pump components.

Apr 13, 2009 | Hotpoint 24 in. HDA2000Z Built-in...

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The drain in to the garbage diposal is clogged.  Remove the drain hose from the dishwasher and clean the hose.  Also check the inlet to the garbage disposer and clena it.

Oct 28, 2007 | Dishwashers

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