Question about Dishwashers
I installed it myself following the new instructions, as I removed my old dishwasher. I did not want to mess with changing out the drain hose, since the new one fit I just used the old one that was still connected to the sink. There was always a little water left in the bottom of the dishwsher after use. Since I live alone I just washed my dishes in the sink and did not use it very often. But there was also a bad odor coming from the drain in the sink/garbage disposal, even after cleaning the garbage disposaland drain with a cleaner from home depot. Last weekend I turned it on and there was a burning smell coming from the bottom, there was nothing touching the heater elements so I turned it off. It was more of an electrical burning smell. Since I had company coming I put off checking it out till today. I did not want to turn it back on unless I could see underneath it and to try to see where the burning odor was coming from. Well, I pulled it out. I decided to change out the old drain hose with the new one that came with the dishwasher to see if that would help with the odor while I had it pulled out. I also removed the connection where the hose went into the sump to see if there was food blocking the drain. It was clear....But a little white ball fell out. I left the ball there thinking it belonged. I then put it all back together and it ran through all cycles but did not drain at all. There was no burning smell and the solenoid went up and down. In an earlier post Joseph Weisenberger said that the ball did not belong, remove it and to drop it back in a hole to the left under the food trap basket. I am having a problem getting the spray arm off. I cannot see the clip/tab to pull out. Would there be a problem if I just did not put the ball back in??
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kenmore Built In Dishwasher
the obstruction they talk about in the disposer, its where the connection for the d/w drain is made, there is a "knockout" plug within the drain line connector( in case you dont have a d/w) that would need to be removed before the d/w will drain. can be popped out with a good smack with a screw driver, the plastic knockout will land within the disposer. disconnect power and remove the plug, it will not break up and wash away
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
Turn off the power source to the garbage disposal. Take the drain hose from the dishwasher off the connector going to the disposal (if connected). Insert a flat blade screwdriver in the drain hose fitting and tap a few times with a hammer. The plastic plug will pop off inside the garbage disposal. Reach inside from the top of the disposal to retrieve the plastic plug. Sometimes you have to use a little force to tap the plug out. Hope this helps you.
Posted on Apr 08, 2008
SOURCE: Dishwasher won't drain
remve the drain line connected to the garbage disposal take a flat blade screwdriver insert it into the garbage disposal and hit the end of the screwdriver , the plug will pop out
to verify after hitting it stick the screwdriver back in if it has not removed the plug do it again
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
There should be an overload button somewhere on the bottom of the disposal motor. This is to prevent the motor from trying to run if the chopping blades are jammed, otherwise the motor would burn up.
First, try to move the blades with something like a broom handle. Using a flashlight you should be able to see the blades. there's probably three of them. try to make sure each one can move even a little bit.
Next, with the disposal switch in the off position, find the overload button and push it in, Then turn on the disposal switch and see if it runs. If the overload button trips off again, repeat the above steps until the blades can turn.
Let me know how this goes. Loringh
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
check for a clogged discharge hose where it connects to the plumbing under the sink...this is the most common area for a clog. if no restriction is found, the discharge valve will need to be tested
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
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