Question about Dishwashers
OK...Helping a friend out....Brand new dishwasher installed a year ago and will not pump out waste water. Here is the funny part...It never worked from day one and she never called service man back. So now out of warranty. Pump is running and will pump water into a bucket, so no clogged lines. when I attach to garbage disposal it will not pump water up hill. Any thoughts ?????
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
disassemble the top of the dishwasher pump, remove the bottom spray arm and remove the screws on the top of the pump housing this will get you started
Posted on May 03, 2008
you need to get a tester to the drain pump terminals. if power is there on drain cycle, then remove pump and check. if pump runs or is not faulty, check the area close to the pump for blockage
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
The dishwasher really shouldn't pass any particles near large enough to clog the drain hose. It sounds more like a mechanical issue. Check the circuit breaker to make sure it's not tripped. See if you can hit a cancel button or something to make it drain. Try to run another cycle. If the computer is stuck or acting funny, trying cutting the power for a while, holding down a stop/reset/cancel button, or running a cycle that you don't usually run. I had this kitchenaid that would randomly refuse the normal wash cycle, but would run fine when you ran rinse only or something, then regular wash and everything would be fine again too. If the line somehow is clogged, there's a good chance it's right where the hose connects to the disposal or drain pipe.
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
Seems you answered your own question here. You need to make an air gap in the drain hose - take as much slack as possible and make a curve (upside down U) under you sink as high as you can go. Make sure you clip ot to back of the cabinet to stabilize it. Good luck
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
This is exactly what happened to me and I paid the repair man. Learn from me. Open dishwasher, unscrew screen along back of dishwasher. Piston assembly should be right there. Part is WD24X10018. GE will charge you $17 plus labor. Can buy it on-line for around $12. Takes about two minutes to fix.
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
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