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My dishwasher does not completely drain after a wash. what do i do?

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  • wkbrass Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem.  I recently purchased a 4 year old foreclosure.  I quickly discovered that after a wash cycle, the bottom of my dishwasher was still filled with dirty water from the wash. Luckily, my dishwasher (Quiet Series II) does have a "cancel / drain"  button.


    So in my attempt to solve the problem,  I upgraded the the gargage disposal (it needed it anyhow, but not nessessarily needed).  During the process, I ensured that the knock out plug WAS removed, and I inspected all the hoses.  With the hoses disconnected, I pulled the dishwasher out (only had to remove two screws) and ran the cycle with the hose directly draining into the sink.  EVERYTHING worked perfectly with no water remaining in the bottom.  


    Now I did note one possible problem that the builders (CENTEX Homes) failed to install the drain hose through the top of the cabinet wall (this prevents water siphoning backwards).  The hose was routed through the bottom of the cabinet wall and they used an air gap instead.  I easily drilled a new access hose at the top of the cabinet wall and reattached the hoses as they were before.  Then I ran the cycle again and the problem resurfaced!! 


    This is still an ongoing trouble shooting process and my next step is to check the filter on the dishwasher for blockage (didn't before because everything worked fine during the previous test), and I plan to bypass the air gap all together by connecting the drain hose directly to the garbage disposal (as every other connection I seen in the past).  I really think this is the problem area.  I'll try to note if this works or what my next step will be.  Hope it helps you solve your problem, but circumstances are often unique.

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  1. Check for hose kinks or food plugging drain hose. Start at the drain port exit
  2. Check the check valve and drain hose for debris.
  3. Check pump motor for reversing during the pump out make sure the dishwasher is pausing between the wash and drain cycles letting the pump/motor reverse for the drain cycle.
  4. Check timer for not letting the dishwasher pause. ( not all dishwashers )
  5. Check pump motor assembly for a drain solenoid, during the pump out make sure the solenoid makes that distinctive "clunk" noise
  6. If you have recently installed a new garbage disposal, check knock out plug at connection.
  7. Check pump impeller for damage.
  8. Check that the water inlet valve isn't seeping fresh water into the dishwasher when off

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

  • liamalexande
    liamalexande Jul 12, 2012

    how do i check the drain pump]

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