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After cleaning alot of crud out of the bottom, the dishwasher wont drain! I took all the parts out that I could and cleaned them with bleach water, put it all back together and ran a load of dishes.........Now there is orangish water standing in the bottom of the dishwasher!

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  • clayton_007q Feb 23, 2009

    After cleaning the drain line and checking the float switch, it still wont drain!

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Hi,


You have blockage inside, in the drain line, or if it connects to the disposal side of the sink. I would first check at the disposal, if it does indeed connect there. Usually gunk from the disposal will clog right at the opening where the dishwasher drain line connects. Clear any debris with the hose disconnected. Reconnect the hose and run water back through the dishwasher to clear the rest out. If it is connected to the disposal your drain line should be looped or at least up high under the sink to prevent garabage from back feeding into your dishwasher. Hope this Helps, Please rate my response! Thanks!! PREM

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HI,

Thank you for choosing Fixya.com.

Please drain it again and double check the parts if you bring it back orderly..

if some of the parts are not tighted and bring it back correctly accidentally it will cause some subtances will leak like what you are experiencing.

in this case sometimes we need some specialist to look our machine maybe some parts are damages and need to replace.

any changes happen let me know?

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Check the float switch inside the tub, it should move freely up and down.

Check the drain line it will be clogged . clean it .

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • SAM ANDERSON Feb 23, 2009

    It sounds like the drain pump is defective.
    Disconnect the drain hose
    under the sink & place it in a bucket, start the dishwasher in a
    drain cycle.
    If no water drains out, you will need to replace the drain
    pump.

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