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Dishwasher does not complete cycle. Pump does not run but it drains

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  • gld-kicks Dec 15, 2008

    How do I access the pump. I removed the kickplate and couldn't locate the pump under dishwasher. do I access it from inside the tub?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, would appear to be drain related problem. Initially, pls check:

  • Drain Cup filter (under the lower spray arm) blockage to the drain;
  • drain pump feel/hear.
The exploded parts diagram might be of help narrowing components that needs looking over. Sorry, but tackling drain problem is always a messy job.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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    Louie Role Dec 15, 2008

    Pls click here for the parts diagram.

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It could be a motor or a pump issue. The dishwasher has a motor that attached to a pump which forces the water up into the sprayer arms and during the drain cycle, it pushes the water out of the dishwasher.
The motor (and pump) located beneath the dishwasher.
Check if motor spins. In case it spins, the problem is with the pump ,in case it doesn't spin it could be a motor problem or a motor and pump problem.

Good luck

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Hi
heater element if its not warming up, you didn't say, if it worms up then check the pump

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

  • ABHISHEK.C
    ABHISHEK.C Dec 15, 2008

    Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. You should remove this line and clear it form any debris in the hose or the hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.
    It could be as well a defective or a malfunction pump.
    Let me know if you will need for further assistance.
    Good luck!



  • ABHISHEK.C
    ABHISHEK.C Dec 15, 2008

    There are several posts that answer this question. It is one of two things:
    1) The pump or the vanes within the pump are broken or
    2) You don't have an "air gap" installed or it is clogged.
    Check the air gap first. Mine didn't have one and what happens is that the water from the drain or garbage disposal can back up into your dishwasher. It gives the appearance that the pump isn't pumping all the water out when in fact you get seepage back in.



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