How do I clean the drain filter assembly on may tag dishwasher mdb4651awb
Sometimes this can only be gotten to by unscrewing the bottom spray arm in the basin of the DW. First, look in the bottom of your DW to see if you can unclog the screen by hand. This is the Drain Filter Assembly. It screens the waste so the pump doesn't get clogged. If you swipe stuff on the bottom of the DW like that leaf lettuce and rice, this might help.
Is their debris in air gap or in the bottom of the DW, where the drain is screened?
1. The air gap is usually located on top of the sink. Lift off the pretty cover, and unscrew the top cap nut. Is there rice and debris there? Remove it then. Reassemble and check it out.
2. The DW drains to the bottom of the unit where the pump is. This area is screened off so that the pump doesn't get clogging debris in it. is their leaf lettuce and stuff covering this? Remove that debris. Some times this area can only be accessed by removing the bottom spinning spray head. It comes off with a nut, possibly this nut is reverse thread. Reassemble when done looking for debris.
3. Is the drain line between the DW pump (located under the DW) and the waste pipe kinked? This line is a plastic corrugated line about 7/8" around the outside. It is a pumped waste and won't work if it is kinked, so unkink it.
4. Is the float stuck. This is a device on the bottom of your DW that tells the DW how much water is in the bottom of the DW basin. It looks like a mushroom. Gently move it up and down. Does it move freely or is it stuck? Unstick it.
Nov 03, 2013 |