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Dishwasher doesn't drain

Appears to run OK but water doesn't drain. Suggestions?

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  • Terry Ensm Nov 01, 2007

    Dishwasher does not drain during cycle. It can't be the pump because if I reset it the water drains.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    washer wont pump out-thre is a clicking sound from the pump housing when the pump runs. On dismantling the pump back plate the green impeller was detached from the driven shaft-on reassembly the pump worked and then the same sound resumed and the pumping stopped.The question is ---should the impeller be attached to the shaftrather than float freely on the lug on the end of the driven shaft

  • dlovester Jan 31, 2008

    the water sits in the bottom of the dishwasher and in the drain in the sink. when the water fills up in dishwasher it spills over onto the floor. its a kenmore ultra wash III

  • mazakfc22 Feb 17, 2008

    It runs through the cycle without a problem, it just doesn't drain

    when it is finished.

    Any thoughts thanks.

  • thorby Mar 25, 2008

    hi my dish washer also will not drain. i have taking off all the hoses and found nothing. where is the auxiliary pump?

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    dishwasher does not drain

  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    dishwasher does not drain filter clean hoses clear

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008


    • Dirty water in the bottom of dishwasher will not go away. Dishwasher runs fine.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I often have simiar problems. Sometimes, I find water on ceiling tiles downstairs under the dishwasher. I look inside the dishwasher and it has water standing in the bottom. Never spills out onto the floor so far, but how is it getting downstairs? Reply?

  • jeffb289 Mar 10, 2009

    brand new whirlpool dishwasher, doesn't drain, leaks from bottom of front door when bottom fills up with water.

    Do I need a Air gap Installed?

    The drain runs into a new Garbage disposal.

    JrBlanchard24@yahoo.com

  • nitinman123 Apr 04, 2009

    Dishwasher runs cycle, but there is a pool of water that the bottom. When I hit start and cancel, it drains. Wondering why it doesn't drain during regular cycle since the hoses etc obviously work since it does drain when I start/cancel?

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How do you check to see if the pump is pumping? The drain is not clogged or blocked and the line is not kinked. The garbage disposal is not clogged either.

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Check drainage grill is not blocked. Check drainage pump is pumping. Check drainage tube not blocked.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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My dishwasher isnt draining, but when I rempve the hose from the air gap it drains all the water into a bucket just fine. Im stumped. Checked all the hoses for blockages the air gap is clean. Can anyone help?

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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  • Check sink drain and drain hose for restrictions . 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.
  • To access the drain hose remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel is usually held in place with two screws either above or below the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher to reach the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove the panel.
    The drain hose connects to the pump and runs to the sink drain (or to the air gap on top of the sink). The pump has a second hose that recirculates the water back into the dishwasher. The drain hose is roughly 1 1/2 inches in diameter. While inspecting the drain hose, check the recirculation hose as well.
    If checking for leaks, feel the hoses where they connect to the pump, for wetness and check the ground right under the connections. If they are wet, it may be a loose or improperly mounted clamp, a damaged pump housing or a leak in the hose itself.
    If checking for blockages, disconnect the drain hose from the pump, pinch the wire clamp with pliers and slide it up the hose. Place a shallow pan beneath the pump to catch any spillage. Remove the hose from the pump; wiggling the hose may help to loosen it.
    Check the hose and nipple to the pump for any debris. The only way to be certain the drain hose is completely clear is to disconnect it from the sink and run water through (such as spraying a garden hose through it at full pressure). Disconnect the recirculation hose and check it in the same way.
  • Unjam the motor
  • Unjam the pump
  • Check the drain valve
  • Check the drive belt
  • Test the timer motor
  • If you have a brand new dishwasher or garbage disposer, check the knock out plug on the garbage disposer.

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: dishwasher won't drain properly

there are several possible causes for your trouble. begin by disconnecting the drain hose at both ends and checking to be sure it is not partially blocked. Then check the pump to be sure there is no chunk of glass or other debris partially blocking it.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Water slowly filling cabinet when dishwasher is off.

either
leaking valve - to check, turn water off and see if it still happens
or
if appliance is plumbed in to a spigot on the sink trap, then when you empty sink, some of the water finds its way into the dishwasher via the drain hose. to cure, take the drain hose as high as possible under the sink in a swan neck

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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SOURCE: water in bottom of dishwasher, can't get it to drain

pull your water drain line out and place in a bucket on the floor. then try to drain it again. alot of time the hose get an air gap or blocked with gunk.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: dishwasher runs, water doesn't drain out

sounds to me that you may have some suds residue in the dishwasher that keeps it from draining completely. Get you some dishwasher cleaner which you can purchase at wal-mart or wherever you buy your detergent, and clean out your dishwasher. It is a inexpensive test. Alot less expensive than having a tech come to your house. Make sure that your drain hose is mounted higher that where it goes into the drain. This is also a common problem that I encounter in the field. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can help you futher.

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