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Dish washer wont drain

My dish washer will not drain however when i removed the drain pump and cycled the dish washer the drain pumps impeller dose turn strong what has me confused is that when i removed the pump the water line going in to the pump has plenty of water gushing out and the lines to and from are clean and free of any debis perhaps the pump is not getting enough water to prime the pump? could this lead to a selinoid jam up? i dont have a model # yet but i can tell you its a fridgedair gallery. its a stainless steel dishwasher thats about 4 years old. any info or tips would be greatly appericiated. jeremy

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HI. check the following areas for faults.

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.

Replace the motor if defective.

6. Timer
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

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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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a. Your pump is item #916709 at repairclinic.com. Or part number 134051100 at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number in the search menu and a parts index with pricing is made available to you. the pump is listed as an "askoll pump" under the "Tub" header at the Sears website. HINT: Sears has it a little bit cheaper.

b. It is normal to have residual water left inside the wash tub under the wash basket. This is why it is important to leave the door ajar when not in use so this water does not become sour.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions/concerns, please post back with your comments. Good Luck.

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