Question about Caloric CDC550C Dishwasher
You said,At the end of a wash, some water still remains at the center of the bottom
You have a clogged dishwasher drain, or drain line.
Otherwise your Caloric's pump is pooping out on you!
Is the model # CDC550CL or CDC550CW ?
Here are 4 things that I believe can be the reason for your machine not pumping all the water out!
1. Defective Motor
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The water pump is driven by the drive motor. If the motor is defective, the pump will not operate and the water will remain in the tub.
2. Defective Pump
Most but not all dishwashers incorporate a reversible motor. By using a pump impeller and wash impeller, the action of washing and draining is accomplished by the reversing of the motor. If the drain impeller in the pump is defective, the water will not drain. Check the pump impeller for proper operation.
Check the drain line for kinks. If the line checks out visually, it could be an obstruction in the line
If a garbage disposal has recently been installed, make sure the knock out for the dishwasher drain hose has been removed. You should also make sure that no items under the sink have been pushed into the drain hose. Any kink or crimp in the hose can cause it to stop draining.
How old is the dishwasher ?
Here is an interesting article I just read, that you may find interesting
Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old dishwasher
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your dishwasher,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your dishwasher is under warranty or less than four years old ,
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that dishwashers under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.
When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your dishwasher is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.
When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new dishwasher.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive dishwasher
eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of dishwashers you replace are likely to end up in a landfill.
Let me know how you do!
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Posted on Oct 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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