An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.
An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.
Re: My Whirlpool Dishwashe will not drain...before I mess...
I think that your air gap at the sink needs cleaning out. This is where your drain hose comes from your dishwasher to the sink and then to your disposer or your drain. Check this and you'll probably find your problem.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
ensure your dishwasher pump and drain hose are unobstructed. If your machine does not drain it will not refill with fresh rinse water and since it can't do that the cycle will never finish.
Many people don't completely rinse off food stuffs from their dishware, expecting the dishwasher to take care of it. To be honest, a dishwasher is more of a fine cleaning and disinfecting device than a pot scrubber. Because of this, grease, food debris, etc can clog the pump or drain line over time. be sure to use a good de-greasing agent regularly once the flow of water has been cleared (don't wash your dishes with it however)
If you hear the drain motor running but water not draining then there appears to be a blockage in the drain sump or hose. Assuming your kitchen drain is clear you will have to check filters inside the dishwasher and worst the drain pump.
If you do not hear drain motor running then the drain motor needs to be checked.
If you're just looking at the machine the problem is not going to be fixed..
and now the question: in witch cycle is leaking?
fill, wash or rinse?
can be...for fill...one hose from filling is broken.
for wash...mechanical seal from wash motor, the plastic manifold,one gasket.
rinse..manifold or hose for the rinse...rinse pump..
for drain..solenoid for drain, the hose for drain..
Anyway you must open the machine first of all and see.
Check the main drain system, that is connected to the dish washer drain hose. There must be some clogging!
Remove that hose junction point and clean it. Try draining the hose straight into a bucket and watch for free flow.
Otherwise there should be some dead rodent inside the machine. It would have got trapped inside alive and died. Try to locate. It is a difficult job. Have a nose mask or cloth wrapped around and start the search. After you are satisfied leave the machine open with a fan ON.
The white film problem is hard water. There is a new product out called the dishwasher filtration system.It filters the water before it enters your dishwasher. It works amazing and has a money back guarantee.You will love the way your dishes look after the first load. It is also very affordable (like 70 bucks). Go to www.dishwasherfilter.com to find out more info.
If you dishwasher fails to drain you need to check this following:
Check sink drain and drain hose for restrictions
The drain hose and recirculation hoses can be responsible for leaks. The drain hose can cause the dishwasher to fail to drain properly. The recirculation hose can be responsible for problems with poor rinsing of dishes.
Unjam the motor
Unjam the pump
Check the drain valve
Check the drive belt
Test the timer motor
The timer motor regulates the length of time power is routed to each component. If the timer motor does not function properly, it can result in a wide range of problems. Common symptoms include sticking in a cycle, cycle times running too long, or failure of the dishwasher to start at all.
If you have a brand new dishwasher or garbage disposer, check the knock out plug on the garbage disposer.
Ok. Mine has started working again somewhat. I ran a rinse cycle and the pump motor started working again. I then drained it, and started a regular cycle and it's working again for now. The motor still does not sound right though.
Check to see if there is a waste basin at the bottom of your dishwasher. Some models have them and they require regular maintenance / cleaning every 6 months or so.
If one does not exist, try to purchase one of the JetDry Dishwasher cleaner and set your dishwasher to run at its hottest (usually "pots and pans" or "extra hot") for about 2 cycles. That should clean the drain of the large food particles that have accumulated in the dishwasher drainage.
Should the above not provide satisfactory results, you may want to try a VERY SMALL AMOUNT of drain cleaner in the middle of an empty cycle to try and remove the debris. (CAUTION: too much drain cleaner will damage the waste bin if not rinsed properly and render your dishwasher useless..please only do this at your own risk)