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How to fix a plugged up dish washer

Things you need shop vac or vacuum that could get water in it thats it first take apart the bottom inside of the dish washer vacuum out the water as best as u can put it on a quick cycle if still backing up stick vacuum in where the water can go but food cant vacuum up remain water/ food if you don't rinse off your plates your food will back up the drain so that is as easy as pie

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the dishwasher won't drain


First thing try maybe a shop vac or cup to try to remove water out of bottom of dish washer to gain acess to the screen to check it out.
If you have to use a cup the last little bit if you have a turkey blaster you can get the last little bit up.
Food will settle in it and stop it up that is the most common reason for drain problem's hope this helps you out.
Once all water removed to acess it remove screen and clean if needed. Next you may have to remove drain hose to clean it.

Aug 15, 2010 | GE Dishwashers

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a grainy grit remains on all my dishes. It's in the bottom of the dishwasher when the cycle is over. what is it and how can i fix it


I took everything apart in the bottom of the dishwasher, washed them and put them back together and now have clean dishes. I needed a star head to remove the screws, which I had. A Phillips screwdriver won't work. Food and gunk were clogging the drains and screens, even the spray wands. For the very bottom I used a shop vac to get all the dirty water out and then cleaned the small drain.

Jan 20, 2010 | Maytag Dishwashers

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using shop vac 52722-90 for wet applications


yes, the foam filter is what you should use, also make sure you remove any bag, or paper filter, the water would make it fall apart.

Sep 16, 2009 | Shop Vac ShopVac 3 HP 2 Stage 10...

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Bought house. Inherited shop/vac. A bit old, but


If you are going to use the wet vac to remove water, be sure to remove the bag inside the canister first. Also, some wet vacs have an internal float that has to be installed, but that may not be the case with yours.

May 16, 2009 | Shop Vac 584-06-00 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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code F20


ok,something is stuck in the washer supply hoses or the water pump,remove the water suppy hoses and check all screens,remove the 3screws fron the bottom front panel and you will see the water pump remove hoses to the water pump(have towels ready there will be water),look inside the pump and remove any thing stuck inside,if you have a shop vac use it to stuck any thing out of the tub hose,(i just had a guy **** out a sock) there is a filter there also that should be checked and cleaned,let me know how you do-mike

Apr 06, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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