I have a dishwasher that is less then two years old and every couple of weeks we have to take the drain hose off and clean out this white gunk because it is clogged do you know what could be clogging this. We have had a plumber come out and roto roter and they could not help!
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Re: dishwasher drain hose cloggs every couple weekes
Do you have a water softener installed in your home and is the water coming to the dishwasher at least 120F? I have some advice you can read about on dishwashers but it really sounds like a water temperature is.
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Is it a plugged problem or is the drain solenoid maybe not working. Do you hear a click when it reaches drain cycle. If not the drain valve or wiring or possibly even the timer is defective. VERY seldom that a drain hose would plug up. Make sue the hose is not kinked also. You may have plugged house plumbing under the sink or etc also.
The problem could be the pump, the drain hose or the timer. It will not drain if left to sit. The thing to try first is to put a cup of white vinegar in the machine and let it wash. This may remove sludge or scale blocking the strainer. 2nd take the hose loose at the sink drain and see if it is half clogged with grease or food. Check the hose and the nipple. Last, if it does not work take the bottom off the dishwasher. 4 screws and a plate. look for the pump and see if the hoses are clear. Sears will sell you a manual to repair and test this machine at its Parts Central on line
take a shop vac and attach it to the ond of the drain hose to remove the water and if you are checking the drain pump then it has to be pulled out from under the cabinet.
if the unit is less than a year old just set it up for service it will not cost you anything
you got a high end GE there unless this happened right after a new garbage disposal was installed you should call someone on this heres a picture of ur wash and drain assy.307 houses 2 check valves 325 is the drain pump which has its own check valve it worth the service call to let a repair man fix this if it happened right after a new garbage disposal was installed the forgot to knock out the k\o its a plug on the g\d were there drain hose hooks to a hammer and screw driver will knock it out hope i helped ya let me know peace.
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Do you have an air gap between the disposal and the dishwasher? If not required raise the hose and as high as you can. It must be above the water level in the sink. Try attaching it to the underside of the counter. At some point the hose should be above 32 inches. It the problem is with the dishwasher itself. Don't fix, replace. They are not really designed to last over 10 years. The new ones , especially in the last year or two are a BIG improvement over any older one. So quiet you can't tell they are even running, they clean so much better and are much more energy efficient. Stainless steel interiors are just a fad. The plastic tubs are actually less likely to leak and are by there nature more quiet.