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Dishwasher finished cycle, but still full of water

Last night I installed a new disposer. During that installation, I noticed that the drain hose from the dishwasher was low - the loop only halfway up to the height of the washer.

I heard that a drain hose is supposed to be as high as you can get it in order to prevent siphoning. Apparently not in this case?

It's an Amana DWA33A.

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  • dk518 Jan 17, 2009

    Thank you. But the dummy that was helping (did I mention I was working solo?) forgot to take out the dishwasher drain plug!!!

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Take some drainig liquid and let it sit in there over nite if that does not work take out the drain and take out the old grub manualy (i think what u want to put in the dishwasher is vinagear or draino something

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Hi and welcome to FixYa I am Kelly.

Water in the bottom of the unit is a sign of drain problems that are usually external to the dishwasher. You probably have noticed cloudy or spotted dishes post cycle lately also. Since I suspect a drain problem here is what you should do:
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  • Next if you have an Air-Gap installed pull off the upper/outer cover and NOTE the position of the internal cap and nut. The cap with the inner inverted U will only install correctly in one position. Remove the nut and lift off the inner inverted U cap. (This is were most clogs are found.) Clean out any debris found. Use a flash light and inspect the lower outlet hose port for obstructions. Remove the lower outlet hose to the sink / garbage disposal connection if necessary to clean the outlet port.
  • Lastly... If after doing the above and you still have water in the dishwasher post drain cycle then TURN OFF POWER to the dishwasher and remove the lower kick panel. The remove the drain hose from the pump and inspect the port for obstructions. Clean as necessary. Re-install the removed hoses. (Check all) Install the lower kick panel.
TURN ON POWER and test the drain cycle after filling with water. This should make it work properly again unless there is a problem with the pump impeller blades or something inside the sump housing blocking the drain port. If you have done all of the above and you still have the same water in the sump post drain cycle problem... Just respond here and I will explain what to do next.

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  2. 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.
  3. Check timer for not letting the dishwasher pause. ( not all dishwashers )
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Check all areas stated below to address this issue.

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.

If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.

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

2. Broken belt
Some dishwasher models use a belt to drive the pump. Replace the belt if found broken.

Note: Sometimes the belt would just come off the pump. Even though it might not be broken, it is recommended that you replace the belt, because it is probably too stretched out.

3. Pump
Some models have two impellers inside the pump - one, wash impeller, takes care of the wash cycles, the other, drain impeller, drains the water out. If the drain impeller is broken (broken blades, shaft), the dishwasher would not drain. Replace any broken pump components.

4. Drain solenoid
Some models (for example most GE dishwashers) use a drain solenoid to drain water out. Sometimes the solenoid gets stuck, preventing the water from draining out. Try to free up the solenoid. If unsuccessful, you might have to replace the pump assembly.

5. Motor
If the motor is stuck, it is sometimes possible to free it up by manually spinning the motor.

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