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Water does not drain

At the end of a cycle there is a couple inches of water that does not drain. We have tried running extra cycles to drain.

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  • dolanmikejam Jan 30, 2009

    I tried washing with two cups of vinegar (Took out all the silverware and metal first) and that worked.

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Hi

You can :

Check for hose kinks or food plugging drain hose. Start at the drain port exit

Check the check valve and drain hose for debris.

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.

Check timer for not letting the dishwasher pause. ( not all dishwashers )

Check pump motor assembly for a drain solenoid, during the pump out make sure the solenoid makes that distinctive "clunk" noise

Check pump impeller for damage.

Check that the water inlet valve isn't seeping fresh water into the dishwasher when off.
Please contact for further clarifications.

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Rylee

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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