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WHIRLPOOL DISHWASHER GU940SCGB3 WONT DRAIN

PUMP MOTOR RUNS WONT DRAIN NO CLOGS

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Bosch SHV 4303 Dishwasher not draining

I have a Bosch Classixx with what sounds the same problem.It would not drain properly and hummed even when the front door was opened.After a couple of days it ponged a bit.This is what I did.Sypnoned off yukky water with a short length of hose (fill pipe with water from tap don't **** on it!!).Cleaned filter under cutlery tray at bottom.Then put a TEASPOON of bleach if on main drainage or dishwasher cleaner if septic tank.Ran on a hot wash and see if it sorted problem-it didn't but did clean system.
Syphoned off again -take care.Isolated electric and water supply.-Should do that first perhaps Pulled out from under counter undid drain hose at sink end and water at machine end.I then put machine on side and undid bottom silver plate.Note position of polystyrene float switch cover.I then followed drain hose to drain pump and undid it by twisting it like a bayonet light bulb undoing clip levering with screwdriver (not for feint hearted as easy to break) -I then checked little impeller for foreign object-found none so pulled off pump housing by rubber hose to bigger pump thing next to it and found small bit of plastic put it back together and hey presto problem sorted-I was told it might take two hours for the expert to do it once on his workhop bench-it took me about 30 mins plus a bit of head scratching and a yank and push or two which could have been rather expensive -I was lucky!

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Have new Hotoint dishwasher that wont drain. Drain not clogged !?

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If the water doesn't drain from your dishwasher, check these: Pump Your dishwasher pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. You can reach the pump from inside the dishwasher, but first you need to remove the lower rack, the spray arm, and the spray arm support.

Look for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller pushes the water toward the drain port. These components make up the pump. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace them.


Drain line/air gap Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the hose or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again


Drain valve and/or solenoid Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water.

Other dishwashers simply reverse the direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.

Belt One brand of dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump. If this belt is broken or has fallen off, replace it.

Motor If the motor isn't turning or working, the unit won't drain. First check to be sure you have power to the dishwasher. If not, see the section "It doesn't work at all." If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may need to be replaced.

Some dishwashers are susceptible to getting stuck if you don't run them regularly. If you haven't run the dishwasher for more than a week, you may need to manually spin the motor to free it up. If the motor is defective, you need to replace it. Dishwasher motors can't be serviced.

Timer Part of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve. If the timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to replace the timer. This problem is uncommon.


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Rylee

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Quiet Partner II Dishwasher

rw2fanru quiet partner IV wont drain water

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: The drain pump motor on my ASKO model 1375

Had a similar scenario on my Asko 1325. I simply removed the unit in preparation to chuck it, but once outside decided to check the inside of the pump/impeller and the electrical connections. Found plastic debris in the pump, and wiggled every electrical connector of its attachment and then re-attached it. Tried the Asko-fiasko outside and it worked.

BTW be prepared for an electrical failure/ meltdown as per the following two photos:e4b01cd.jpg47ce737.jpg

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore (Whirlpool) 655 1589910 Dishwasher.

you need to clean/ check the chopper. sounds like you have a bad motor. about 2-300 dollars for the part

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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1. Air gap / Drain hoses
If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

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Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.

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