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My Kenmore Elite UtraWash Dishwasher won't drain completely. We have checked the hoses (water supply and drain connected to the disposal) - both are free of obstructions. We have taken the whole thing apart but can't get the plastic cover off to access the motor or "garbage disposal thingy" inside the dishwasher. All of the bolts were taken out, but it was still firmly attached. Didn't want to force it and potentially make the problem worse. Any suggestions before I call Sears Repair people?

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  • bntjones1125 Dec 31, 2008

    Thanks! We eventually figured it out - I asked a dishwasher repair guy I met in the supermarket (hey- desperate times call for desperate measures!). He said it was the drain pump/motor - about $50 to replace the part. You're right - you access that from the bottom of the washer. Took about 10 minutes to replace once we got the washer out from under the counter. Has worked great since!

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I have the same problem. The part you're talking about can be released from under the dishwasher to clean it. www.searspartsdirect.com has useful diagrams. I cleaned everything but still have the problem which is caused either by the "check balls", the "check valve" or the "pressure check" thing. I still have to figure it out. A good way to know if the system is obstructed is to press the drain button when there is some water left in the bottom.

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  • Dave1980 Dec 31, 2008

    I forgot to clean my "check valve" which was obstructed. This is the white plastic part where the drain tube plugs onto. This resolved my problem.

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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.



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