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Dishwasher does not drain

Hit cancel drain
ran garbage disposal
water is dirty

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If you cannot get the diswasher to drain there is some obstruction in the drain line going to the disposal. First turn the power off to the diswasher at the breaker panel then open doors under sink and follow drain line to the disposal there you will find a hose clamp(silver) that you must loosten with a flat blade screw driver ( get a bucket under the disposal) pull the drain line loose and dump out excess water and debris inspect area going into the disosal to make shure it is not clogged up

reverse your proceedure and reconnect the drain

Before trying the dishwasher take some ice cubes and run thewater then put in disposal and turn on that should clean the disposal

try your dishwasher I forgot to mention that theri is a strainer at the bottom of you dishwasher that you can remove to be sure it is not clogged up I assume that you have aready checked that

good luck




Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • Steve Archer Dec 30, 2008

    an after thought if you installed a new disposal too you need to make sure that the dishwasher drain knokout was taken out before you hooked up the drain hose

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