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Dishwasher will not empty

This is the 2nd dishwasher we have bought for the kennel & neither will empty! There is not a garbage disposal or any fancy plumbing. The drain & hose from the grooming tub goes directly out of doors & there's no problem with this. the washer will reach the drain cycle, wait a few minutes then all the washer lights go on & then all beep & then the machine automatically shuts itself off. I have the dishwasher on a flat surface on a large cart above the grooming tub. Needless to say we are baffled!

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Re: dishwasher will not empty

The drain hose has to loop up to the height of the washer and then drain?

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Re: dishwasher will not empty

The control board could be bad and not sending the signal to pump it out or if its not electrical then there could be air in the lines. take the unit out and completely drain the drain line completely to get all air gaps out.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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Dishwasher not emptying out water

If you recently replaced your garbage disposal make sure the "knock out" plug was punched out to allow drain water into the disposal. The guy who replaced my disposal forgot to do it and my dishwasher would not empty. It's an easy fix. Just remove the drain hose from the dishwasher that attachs to your garbage disposal. Look inside with a flashlight and you will see if it is still there.
If it is, take a hammer and screw driver or punch and knock it out. TURN OFF POWER to your disposal and you can retrieve the "knock out" plug (piece of plastic about the size of a dime). Replace your drain hose to the disposal and try your dishwasher again. Worked for me! Good luck.

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How is the best way to use a Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals can be a great feature in the kitchen if there are used correctly. If they are not used correctly they can be a real pain to get unjammed or to get them cleaned out.
To keep a garbage disposal from smelling up the kitchen, proper use and care must be followed.


There are certain foods that a garbage disposal will handle well and there are some that do not do very well in a garbage disposal.

Some that do well and you can put into the garbage disposal are:
1. soft bones, like chicken or fish bones
2. ice cubes
3. coffee grounds
4. citrus fruit peels
5. store bought disposal deodorizers and cleaners

Some foods that do not do well are:
1. very fibrous vegetables, like onions, corn husks, celery, etc…
2. hard bones, like beef or pork
3. large pits, or seeds like peach seeds

Also, while it is good to run water while grinding food in a garbage disposal, it is not a good idea to run very hot water in the disposal. This can cause the motor to over heat.

Do not run the garbage disposal longer then a half minute after the food id ground up. Running an empty garbage disposal can cause excessive wear.

It is also a good idea to start a full stream of water and the garbage disposal motor before putting large quantities of food into the disposal. Staring the motor with a large amount of food inside the disposal is hard on the motor, and may cause a jam.

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How do we remove the horrible smell in our Bosch dishwasher?

First check out your model to see if it has a built in garbage disposal, if so, make sure it is not mucked up.
Run hot water down your sink drain while running the sinks garbage disposal. Pour baking soda down your sink garbage disposal followed by white vinegar. Let it sit and foam. Run hot water down sink disposer while running. When finished:
Run empty dishwasher with no soap, let dishwasher fill with hot water to wash and then pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the bottom and resume wash. Make sure you take it through the dry cycle. When finished, open dishwasher and let it air for a couple of hours, longer if you live in humid area. Hope these steps do the trick.

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Dishwasher LD-1420T1 tripping power in the house?

Okay, this could be tricky because depending on who installed it, they might have wired into it. Check your garbage disposal and if you have anything else plugged in nearby, check that wiring too. Some installers have a nasty issue when it comes to hard wiring. They don't like doing it. So instead of hard-wiring your garbage disposal, they'll cut it in to your dishwasher. If your garbage disposal or anything else is wired to your dishwasher the load on the washer and the current the washer is using is too high. That's going to trip your breakers. You should probably contact an electrician and have them check the breaker box to make sure it's wired correctly. You may need to upgrade the breaker or have the dishwasher circuit upgraded. If it's an old house, it could be anything but first, check to see that nothing is wired into your dishwasher. You can tell if you have a few switches in the same outlet and turn them off. If your garbage disposal won't work and the DW won't either, then you have a wiring issue. That's the easiest way to start.

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When dishwasher is emptying it is backing into sink

there is probably nothing wrong with Dishwasher itself.
Your Sink drain is stopped up or your Garbage disposal is clogged.
usually, dishwasher drain is connected to the Garbage Disposal, but if the dishwasher empties the water into the Garbage disposal, if its clogged then water will come out of the sink. Same if sink is clogged between sink and sewer.

If you fill up your sink and then water drains away, then you know your sink itself is not the problem. If its only the Garbage disposal side that does not drain, its the garbage disposal that is clogged.

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Our sink and garbage disposal was clogged up. We got the sink unclogged, but the dishwasher had dirty water in the bottom and won't drain.

Your dishwasher drains into the garbage disposal. It you tried to use a plunger to clear your clogged sink or run the disposal with to much junk in it you may have force debris into the dishwasher drain hose. With both the dishwasher and garbage disposal disconnect from power disconnect the dishwasher drain hose from the garbage disposal. This is usually about a one inch black hose. Clear out any debris in the hose and inlet nipple on the garbage disposal. If debris is compacted far down the hose it will need to be disconnected from the dishwasher end and remove to clear the blockage.

Good luck!

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We bought a new dishwasher because the old one wasn't draining all the way. Same problem with the new one?

The pump is a motor which runs in one direction to spray water in the dishwasher to clean and the opposite direction to drain the water. The problem could be from a clog or kink in the drain hose. Several years ago the drain line would connect to the sink garbage disposal. If the garbage disposal is not draining or the dishwasher connection to the garbage disposal is restricted or clogged the dishwasher will not drain. Under the sink, look at the garbage disposal to see if a rubber hose is connected at the side of the disposal unit. If a hose is connected to the side of the disposal, remove the hose clamp and check for any restrictions from garbage in the inlet or hose. You can use a screwdriver to clean the fitting to the garbage disposal and a wire hanger to free any restrictions in the hose. If the dishwasher does not connect to the garbage disposal it should connect to the sink trap. This is more common with new dishwashers because they have built-in disposals. Disconnect the drain hose from the sink trap and the dishwasher and look for a clog at the sink connection. The dishwasher inlet should have an angled piece of plastic or metal facing downward to prevent the waste from the dishwasher from spraying up into the sink. Do not get to aggressive with the cleaning in order to prevent breaking the angled piece of plastic or metal. Look for any kinks in the hose and try to run water through the hose, but do not use the sink which you removed the drain line from or it could leak under the cabinet. If you see a bad kink replace the hose with a new one. I hope this works and you find the problem without a great deal of time or trouble.

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My dish washer leaks water

The hose from the air gap on top of your sink to the garbage disposer is plugged.or kinked probably.Unless you have a new garbage disposer and the plug wasn't knocked out at the dishwasher drain connection

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Wont drain water out, have replaced filter. machine beeps and wont empty out old water. Whirlpool dishwasher, model adg7440

New garbage disposal? It's happened many times in my career- customer installs a new disposal then the dishwasher won't drain so they buy a new dishwasher to find the disposal didn't have the knock out knocked out. Check the easy stuff first.


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check to make sure nothing is binding the impeller, ie: broken glass, coins, twist ties, plastic bag.

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