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Re: not totally draining
Did you hook it up to the garburator, did you oppen the tab at garburator, is there a kink at the drain hose, Is the hose to high or low or pinched. Is the orrifice to drain big enough , do you have a clogged drain.
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Hello Cheryl, There are a couple of possibilities. When the dishwasher drains the dirty water it is a time based function. This leads me to believe it is a blockage or partial blockage in the drain hose. Here is an example. (If your dishwasher drains into your garbage disposal) washing dishes you put scraps into the disposal and forget to turn it on after you are done. The disposal is filled with scraps this restricts the flow of dirty waterfrom the dishwasher. If the flow is restricted less water is being drained per second from the dishwasher. This is why the dishes still looked clean and there was still water in the bottom of the dishwasher. (if your dishwasher drains into a drain pipe) there is blockage or partial blockagein the dishwasher drain hose. if the sink drains slowly the blockage is in the main line Hope this helps Joe Connolly
I had a similar problem when my dishwasher wouldn't drain and was causing the kitchen sink to back up. I poured a little drain cleaner in the bottom of the tub (where the drain holes are) and let it stand for about 15 minutes then ran a hot rinse cycle (don't put any dishes in the dishwasher while you're doing any of this). The water still hadn't all drained but after a day or two of not using the dishwasher it drained on it's own and hasn't had any problems since. I would recommend reading your manual to make sure that using drain cleaner doesn't void any warranty you may have. Also, it's a good idea to do an empty rinse cycle at least once so that there's no chemicals getting on your dishes.
Most dish washers have standing water. It should just be a little, say depth of your fingernail. The amount of water depends on the height of the drain hose mounted under the counter. If there is enough to scoop out with a cup measure, perhaps a call to Frigidaire service is in order.
Buy a name brand powder (like Electrosol or Cascade) and use less than full in the dispenser cup.
Do not use gel or tablet, ever.
Final option: (the perfect fix, expensive, but worth it... install a whole house water softener and cut the use amount of detergent in half that you use in both your dishwasher and clothes washer. You will love it.
If problems continue, have the heating element checked/replaced. When it fails, you will always get film/residue on dishes, especially your glassware, even if your water heater is set to the proper temp of 120 degrees.
You have a drain problem, Your house drain may be restricted the dish washer pumps out with more pressure then the water just falling down your sink.I would snake it or have a plumber clean out that drain...let me know if this helps
In my case, I had the same problem until I realized the drain hose was not looped high enough. Once I looped the drain hose higher than the dishwasher, the problem went away and it washes dishes perfectly.
When the drain hose is installed too low, the water in the machine will only stay as high as the hose is installed because of the laws of physics.
The same applies to laundry machines - that is why the drain hose is set to drain from a higher point than the drum of the washer.