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DIshwasher will not drain.

My dishwasher will not drain. I have removed and inspected the drain hose. It is free of clogs. I have removed the dishwasher onto my back deck, but nothing will drain from it. What should I check next?

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  • rogerdeloach May 13, 2009

    Hey smartr10U,



    Thanks for the input, it is deeply appreciated! However, I had a clogged Check Valve. My 22 year old son spend the past five days at our house, while my wife and I were out of town. Apparently he developed the habit of eating sunflower seeds, spitting the hulls into his mothers glassware and then loading them in the dishwasher; while we were gone!



    After working the dishwasher over, I was too pooped to work him over ... but his day is coming! (Only Kidding, why kill off your Free Lawn Mowing Service).



    Thanks Again, Roger

  • rogerdeloach May 13, 2009

    Thanks for your seed shell suggestion! I may have to give that one a try! :) My Wife is Thrilled that I got it working, and that is priceless!!! Thanks Again, Roger

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Check the pump and the area where the pump picks up water.
It could be that the pump gave out, or it's inlet may be plugged usually on the dishwasher side of the drain hose.... good luck let me know what you find.

Posted on May 10, 2009

  • KEN LaPOINT
    KEN LaPOINT May 13, 2009

    Take the seed shells you got out of the machine and toss em in his bed... just kidding... my fatherin law always said, "KIDS! you don't know whether to kiss em or kill em!"

    Glad you got it working!


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1. Air gap / Drain hoses
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1. Air gap / Drain hoses
If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

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1. Air gap / Drain hoses
If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

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1. Air gap / Drain hoses
If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

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2. Broken belt
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4. Drain solenoid
Some models (for example most GE dishwashers) use a drain solenoid to drain water out. Sometimes the solenoid gets stuck, preventing the water from draining out. Try to free up the solenoid. If unsuccessful, you might have to replace the pump assembly.

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1. Air gap / Drain hoses
If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.

Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.

2. Broken belt
Some dishwasher models use a belt to drive the pump. Replace the belt if found broken.

Note: Sometimes the belt would just come off the pump. Even though it might not be broken, it is recommended that you replace the belt, because it is probably too stretched out.

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