Question about Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489 Built-in Dishwasher
I have a kenmore ultra and it will not drain after the wash cycle!! Help?
IS THERE A QUICK FIX FOR THE SLOW DRAIN ? IT DRAINS BUT TAKES A WHILE 1 HR ,I PURCHASED IT USED AND I NOTICED THAT THE LIQUID SOAP SPILLED OUT AND NOT SURE IF IT COULD CAUSE THE DRAIN TO STICK ? ALSO WHERE IS IT LOCATED ? IS IT EASY TO REMOVE? THANKS RICH
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
Some Kenmore DW have a check valve attached to the sump that may have a blockage. Remove toe panel, look for a long, white, plastic fitting attached the front, right side of the sump. Remove the drain hose from the valve. Unscrew the valve from the sump and inspect for debris inside the valve.
Posted on Jun 14, 2008
From the sound of things, your dishwasher drains faster than your sink drain ( via the garbage disposal) can drain it off.. You may have a problem with the way your sink drain/trap is vented and there is too much back pressure to drain down quickly.. When you run water from your sink, does it take a long time to drain down or if you fill your sink up and drain it, does it drain slowly ? That may be your problem.. Hope that helps.
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
Fixerfailure, is the knock-out plug still inside if the garbage disposal inlet?
Stick a screwdriver in there to make sure.
spazmo1969, could be the rubber flapper is broken off in the pump discharge outlet.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
Thanks for using FixYa. Dishwasher not draining properly or not draining at all issues can arise due to different reasons. Usually, these issues are related to kinked hoses, knocked out disposer unit (if connected with the dishwasher drain hose) & clogged drain pump & filter.
Also note that dishwashers do not drain completely after a finished cycle and this is normal. Dishwashers are designed to leave some water in the unit to ensure that the heating element doesn’t overheat. If you suddenly begin to experience a large amount of water being retained in your dishwasher, you have a problem. Some of the most common reasons include that the drain hose isn’t working properly, the drain pump isn’t working correctly, or possibly there is a plumbing problem in your home’s drain lines.
First check whether the drain is not clogged or blocked and the line is not kinked. Check all the hoses for blockages & also clean the air gap. Has the disposer been replaced recently? If so, chances are the knockout is still in place. Simply remove the drain hose from the disposer, and knock out the plug. If the disposer has not been replaced, try removing the drain hose from the disposer and use a wet-dry vacuum (prepared for water, of course) to **** any water (and hopefully anything else) from the drain line. Then reconnect the hose, and test the unit. If you have checked the air gap and the drain hose and can’t locate the problem, then it is an issue with the drain pump of the dishwasher.
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Posted on Oct 22, 2009
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remove the kick panel below the door, place a pan, etc under where the drain hose connects to the drain extension tube, and slide the clamp back some so you can slide the hose off of the extension tube (white plastic tube) and drain any excess fluid into the aforementioned pan, etc., then unscrew the extension tube and check for plugs, or restrictions.
the sump may also be pluged beneath the strainer assembly, and that requires removing the lower spray arm, the water tube that runs up the inside back of the unit, and the upper parts of the assembly below them to access the drain/pump sump area.
last but not least the impeller is jamed and might be able to be freed by removing whatever has lodged within there..
ya never know...
best of luck,
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
Failing to drain is either a blocked drain line or a broken drain pump. First check inside for blockages. When you first turn it on, you should hear a click and a whirring, that's the drain pump turning on. If you don't hear this, your pump is not working. To replace the pump you will have to order the right part, remove the front panel and install it. It usually goes in from the front, bottom, but it's much easier if you remove the DW and tilt it on it's back. It's a fairly simple install, 2 hoses, 2 wires, a few screws and it drops right in.
If you do hear the pump working, then you likely have a clog and you'll want to trace along the drain line to isolate and remove it manually.
Posted on Nov 20, 2010
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