Question about Dishwashers
Have had this problem twice on my DWI614. First time engineer came out and I watched what he did and asked questions. He removed panel at bottom of dishwasher (2 screws) after removing facia panel from kitchen as it is a built in dishwasher. To the right is the drain pump. Remove 1 retaining screw and hose retaining clip. Ease out the drain pump and make sure to have some cloth beneath as residual water will flush out. Before I did this the second time I removed as much water from inside with a small cup first. Both times I had blockages in the drain pump. First was a piece of glass and second some food. I also pulled the drain pipe forward and blew through to make sure path to sink was clear. Clear out and reassemble. Start a simple program before putting the front back panel back on and you can touch the drain opump and feel it working as the water drains properly. That was my fix both times, good luck.
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
Concerning the foul odor in your dishwasher. Check the drain line under the kitchen sink. The drain line is supposed to run from the bottom of the cabinet, and run as high in the cabinet as you can get, (up to the bottom of the counter top) then connect the drain. This is called an air gap, and helps keep a little water in the drain line, which will prevent sewer gases from entering your dishwasher.
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Posted on Aug 19, 2008
After the cleaning was complete, I had water pooling on the bottom metal pan. Recently I noticed that our sink had been backing up and that it had to be cleared, so I ran the disposal for half a minute w/ water to clear the line. I then ran the dishwasher again and this time no problems. For me the solution was clearing the drain pipe and not fiddling with the machine.
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
I use to have the same problem with my Dishwasher,
it resolved by the proper installation of the drainning tub, where it should be raised to the high livel of the back of the dishwasher then bent with a declinning angle (like a fliped U) where the water will not return back after the cycle finished and the heater start.
Posted on Mar 23, 2008
If water is draining out ok, but then the machine starts to fill when not being used the problem is probably not with the machine but with the insallation. The drain hose should have a vacuum breaker added or just have the drainhose have a loop that goes up above the bottom of the sink and then down to the drain. If the drain does not have one of these solutions. Water from the sink will run down the drain line and into the dishwasher. that is dirty sink water runing into your dishwasher and when it sits, after a while it smells.
hope this solves your problem.
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
I just fixed mine like this . I have a Kenmore Ultrawash 66515831791 and there was water in the bottom. Turned out the water was coming from the sink. After numerous searches and playing I figure out that when under the sink, the pipe leading FROM dishwasher was lower than sink drain. I twisted it around so it was sticking up on the top of the pipe and it fixed the problem.
Posted on Dec 15, 2007
Could be several things from simple to complex. Start by checking the filters at the bottom and the drain openings or food chopper depending on your model. If it is a part or if you need a manual I suggest checking out www.repairclinic.com I hope I don't get in trouble for suggesting them here on this site! But I've used them to order parts for my DW and it is working great.
Posted on Aug 29, 2007
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