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Soap does not completely empty from the door and the dishes are not getting clean

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  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    i have a whirlpool 850 dishwasher and it does not drain the water. i have to empty it with a cup. please help
    peter


  • toler777 Feb 09, 2009

    dishwasher will run entire washing and drying cycle as normal, no odd noises or anything else out of the ordinary.

    When I open the door to get the dishes the soap door is open and all the dish washing liquid is running down the inside of the door instead of being empty and used to wash the dishes.



    Dishes are not washing well either.

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Soap Dispenser Issue:
Make sure there isn't anything in front of the detergent drawer that would restrict that door from opening, then if that is not the problem.. try cleaning that drawer with white vinegar to remove any soap scum that might be causing it to stick.. and try using a liquid dishwashing detergent or about 3/4 of what you normally put in there as powdered.

Drain Issue:
I suggest you check the drain filter to make sure it is free of food by products that would limit the drain process. If that isn't clogged, then check your drain line for a kink in it. Make sure that the place it drains into is not the limiting factor ( such as a clogged garbage disposal) If you don't find anything obvious in terms of the filter , drain hose or your house drain then you mave have a faulty or clogged pump..

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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