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Kenmore ultrawash dishwasher

My disherwasher is not draining ,do i have to take it apart to clean a screen or something?

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  • sweetevil Sep 15, 2007

    ya i got it fixed! Somehow half of a peanut got into the drain line right before the hose at the bottom of the dishwasher.Works great Now!!! thanks

  • gwatt Dec 05, 2007

    I have the same problem with the dishwasher not draining, but it's not happening all the time. Sometimes it drains, sometimes doesn't. I have checked the drain line into the plumbing, but not the internal drain in the dishwasher. I thought that if it works sometimes, then that's probably not the problem. I will check it.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    1996 kenmore ultra wash dishwasher does not drain out all of the water at the end of the wash. all cycles. outlet hose goes directly into sink drain, cannotsee any blockage. tried vacuuming the outlet. nothing

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    My Kenmore Ultra Dishwasher will not drain after all cycles. I checked the drain line from the drain valve to the disposal and it is not clogged. I put a pan under teh drain valve and ran it threw the drain cycle and nothing. Any suggestions.

  • wcoleman10 Jul 09, 2008

    I have a Kenmore Ultra Wash 655 Series Dishwasher that has water in the tub and appears to have no power. I checked the fuse box and the wall plug and both have power to them.



    Is there a fuse in the dishwasher control panel to check also?

  • clopez Jul 30, 2008

    my dishwasher wont drain. it runs okay then when the cycle is over about an inch of water stays at the bottom and eventually starts smelling awful.

  • crawf529 Dec 09, 2008

    How do I go about checking/cleaning the drain line?

  • billbe2001 Feb 25, 2009

    I have a Kenmore Ultra Wash (1576) and the water won't drain properly. I took off the drain hose and was clear. I am wondering if the part (plastic) that attaches to the hose (connecting to the dishwasher) can come out and be cleaned? Does it pull out or screw out? Thank You!!

  • mrspage Apr 06, 2009

    the control lock light will not go off or allow me to choose any settings

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To clean the drain on the inside of the tub area you must take the upper and lower racks out first. The lower just slides out and the upper needs the plastic end caps removed from the guides. Next are the two Phillip head screws from the water tube that distributes water to the middle and upper spray arms. This just snaps into the tube behind the lower spray arm. Removal of the lower spray arm is a little tricky. Hold the spray arm and with a pair of needle nose pliers turn the spayed sticking up in the middle of the top of the lower spray arm clock wise. Careful, the spayed piece is plastic. Yes you will think it is the other way but it is not. Remove the lower spray arm. There are (4) four # 20 Torx™ head screws that need to be removed. This will remove the water shed cover. Then there is a #15 Torx™ head screw that covers the waste disposal auger and disposal screen. That is where the clog usually is on the inside of the machine making it not drain properly. I would clean all of the pieces and reassemble in reverse. After that you should run the machine twice and listen to make sure that the water is filling and draining properly. This will also remove all the built up soap residue from it not draining properly.

I had the paper from tea bags, a couple of pieces of un-popped pop corn, a tooth pick, two twist ties from bread and a Barbie necklace clogging my machine. Imagine that!

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  • BruleBoy Aug 28, 2010

    Excellent instructions ... thank you. I removed a small amount of debris including a popcorn kernel and what looked like a piece of chicken bone. My symptoms were a loud humming noise during a certain part of the cycle and reduced cleaning effectiveness. My suspicion is that the auger was blocked. I won't know if the problem is solved until I do the next load of dishes but I just had to comment on your excellent, clear instructions ... a rare find in this modern age.

  • margaret832 Oct 09, 2010

    precise, step by step directions-thank you, i was able to fix it myself :)

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Since water doesn't drain out ,it could be a clogged in the drain line. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. You should remove this line and clear it form any debris in the hose or the hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again. Good luck!

Posted on Sep 13, 2007

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Where is the selonoid located for draining

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Do what dovi says, had the same problem, the repair man wanted 159.00 to fix it, but when I said I did'nt have that much to pay, he showed my daughter where the hose connected and how to fix it, she took it off, cleaned it out, and voila! fixed my 2 year old GE Naut. Dishwasher.

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Ultra dishwasher: once dishes dryed, I open the door to unload them; once door is completely opened, drops of water are on my floor; drops are coming from the steam vent area. How do I fix this problem? Thanks

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I cleaned out the drain exit...not the hose but where the hose connects. found all kinds of debris. I used the baster cleaner. (thin brush used for cleaning out the large syringe you use to baste a turkey).
Anyways works geat now!

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I washed my dishes , went to unload them and there is water in tub....i went to drain tub but i have no power. I checked with meter and there is power to dishwasher. What should I check next? thanks,

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Dishwasher 665.13672k601 kenmore ultra
no power. only two lights go on. high temp and timeds dry. looking for a control panel. do you have a part #

thanks

Posted on Jul 09, 2011

It can also be a stuck selonoid valve. Some dishwashers have them and open to allow water to drain. If they fail, it is usally in the closed position. Power is applied to open the valve. I checked it with the volt meter and it showed it had failed. I replaced one a few years back on a Kenmore unit in about 20 minutes. The part was not that expensive. If you check the drain line, and all is well there, the solenoid valve would be my next place to check.

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