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Will Not Drain - Whirlpool GU1500

Simply will not drain - had same problem just over 4 months ago and had it repaired by service tech who said it was a clog in the sink trap line. How do I clear the sink trap line myself?

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Dishwasher DU850DWGX1 won't completely drain

Commonly this is result of low water pressure or hose height/length

As long as the water is below the heating element and the dishes are getting clean its actually normal. Sometimes the pressure or hose length/height meets specs but will not always drain all water.

But as long as it is below the heating element this is normal

I am sure.

Posted on May 02, 2008

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SOURCE: water does not drain out completely on our model

there is a PROBLEM with the pump.it is most likely clogged,in which case,it must be removed and cleaned.the pump might also be faulty,and so must be replaced.

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool GU1500 dishwasher - no wash cycle buttons would turn on

I had the same issue. If you have a 1100,1200,1500 etc you have the first series of the dishwasher and there is a heat sensor issue. The dishwasher runs and checks if the water heats up by 8 degrees. If the water doesn't heat enough then the washer will trigger shut down (assuming that there is an issue somewhere in the water heating process could be a variety of things) Alas, it may only be a one time issue and yet the programming in the dishwasher defaults to a shut down where the normal consumer can't get the machine to run. DO THIS: remove the kick panel on the front of the washer. Behind that is a document with a series of buttons that you push to reset the machine's computer e.g. you might have to press 'saniwash' then airdry then Saniwash then airdry. The machine will start the reset process and may also go through a 'cancel' function. After that you should be back in business. They have fixed this issue on the new machines so that the 8 temp trigger has to fail three wash cycles in a row before the consumer lock out is activated. As for those who own the first series....we do lots of resets. P.S. I learned this AFTER I bought two new panels for my GU1500.
Good Luck

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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My Whirlpool dishwasher is not working. I pulled it out and when I leaned it forward it seemed to work once againe, but once I placed it back into it's slot it would not come on. Checked the wiring and everything seems fine. Unsure of what i should do.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

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