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Dishwasher will not drain

Model # DU850SWPQ2 Whirlpool dishwasher

Type 280-0

Unit will not drain after a complete wash/rinse cycle complete. I was able to siphon water out of drain hose so I don't think blockage is the problem.

Has just started to happen in the last 3 weeks.

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  • tom_simmers Dec 08, 2008

    The website did not prove useful, but the suggestion to check the "check valve" was helpful. I removed the machine and found the checkvalve on the bottom. I found a rubber gasket that was blown out of place and stopped the ball in the valve from moving. I simply replaced the gasket - where I thought it should be or looked like it should be - and it seems to work fine. Time will tell.

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Hello Tom,
Glad that you were able to find something out of place in the check valve ( like the gasket) which in turn was restricting the ball in that check valve from being in the right position. I'd be willing to bet that your problem is solved..
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It was the "check valve", well the gasket( O ring) was blown out.
Thanks very helpful.
khois712@yahoo.com

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Hello Tom_Simmers,
Here is a link with exploded views and parts lists for your dishwasher for reference however based on your description, have you made sure you don't a blockage in the check valve? That's part of the pump drain assembly. http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php

You may also have a problem with the pump itself so the documentation on the website will help you evaluate that.
In many instances, its just a blockage of food byproducts inline with the drain system so chances are thats what you will find.. Good Luck on that.
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Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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