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Will not empty washer and has stopped at the point of pumping out water When switched on power light continuelly flashes an washer light is on first indicator nothing happens

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  • rayandshe May 15, 2009

    Firstly the actual model number on side of front door is Tecnic TKD 795 I was told by a supplier of spares it is a whirlpool 795. I think in my original message a sentance was missing, this is the full symptons as I see it. The machine did not drain properly leaving apprx inch and a half of water at the bottom. I have swithed the machine off and on and the light to indicate mains supply is blinking regularly every second the wash indicator is set on the left hand light that i think is intial wash and will not advance to any other light on the panel. I have inspected the waste pump there does not appear any blockage and the rotor turns the Ohms reading for this pump appears to be apprx 145 ohms and at the same time I checked the main pump this appears to turn without a problem both appear to be in good condition. I have further inspected the waste out flow pipe which is clear. I wondered if the frequency of the light blinking tell you anything and if I should look at the timer, and is there a sensor in the sump area that allows the waste pump to do its job.

    Thanks for any help

    Ray

  • rayandshe May 15, 2009

    will not empty washer and has stopped at the point of pumping out water When switched on power light continuelly flashes an washer light is on first indicator nothing happens


    Comment posted on May 15, 2009
    Firstly the actual model number on side of front door is Tecnic TKD 795 I was told by a supplier of spares it is a whirlpool 795. I think in my original message a sentance was missing, this is the full symptons as I see it. The machine did not drain properly leaving apprx inch and a half of water at the bottom. I have swithed the machine off and on and the light to indicate mains supply is blinking regularly every second the wash indicator is set on the left hand light that i think is intial wash and will not advance to any other light on the panel. I have inspected the waste pump there does not appear any blockage and the rotor turns the Ohms reading for this pump appears to be apprx 145 ohms and at the same time I checked the main pump this appears to turn without a problem both appear to be in good condition. I have further inspected the waste out flow pipe which is clear. I wondered if the frequency of the light blinking tell you anything and if I should look at the timer, and is there a sensor in the sump area that allows the waste pump to do its job.
    Thanks for any help
    Ray

  • rayandshe May 15, 2009

    will not empty washer and has stopped at the point of pumping out water When switched on power light continuelly flashes an washer light is on first indicator nothing happensComment posted on May 15, 2009
    Firstly the actual model number on side of front door is Tecnic TKD 795 I was told by a supplier of spares it is a whirlpool 795. I think in my original message a sentance was missing, this is the full symptons as I see it. The machine did not drain properly leaving apprx inch and a half of water at the bottom. I have swithed the machine off and on and the light to indicate mains supply is blinking regularly every second the wash indicator is set on the left hand light that i think is intial wash and will not advance to any other light on the panel. I have inspected the waste pump there does not appear any blockage and the rotor turns the Ohms reading for this pump appears to be apprx 145 ohms and at the same time I checked the main pump this appears to turn without a problem both appear to be in good condition. I have further inspected the waste out flow pipe which is clear. I wondered if the frequency of the light blinking tell you anything and if I should look at the timer, and is there a sensor in the sump area that allows the waste pump to do its job.
    Thanks for any help
    Ray

  • rayandshe May 21, 2009

    The answer to my problem was that the machine needed to be reset and to do this the start and on buttons needed to be held down for approx 10 seconds together it then needed to to be reset again as it was not able to change the programm.

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Q - My dishwasher wont drain, what can I check for ?
A - Please see the dishwasher pages dishwasher pages for more detailed information.
Quick tips: Not draining the water out....

  1. Check for hose kinks or food plugging drain hose. Start at the drain port exit (there are others, this is just an example)
  2. Check the check valve and drain hose for debris.
  3. Check pump motor for reversing during the pump out make sure the dishwasher is pausing between the wash and drain cycles letting the pump/motor reverse for the drain cycle.
  4. Check timer for not letting the dishwasher pause. ( not all dishwashers )
  5. Check pump motor assembly for a drain solenoid, during the pump out make sure the solenoid makes that distinctive "clunk" noise
  6. If you have recently installed a new garbage disposal, check knock-out plugat connection.
  7. Check pump impeller for damage.
  8. Check that the water inlet valve isn't seeping fresh water into the dishwasher when off.
click this link directly to unlock or to reset the dishwasher
http://www.applianceaid.com/dishwasher_childlock.html
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if still the problem then its a control pannel getting short problem.the touch pad needs replacing in the control pannel.
this will help.
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These machines are very tempermental. If there is anything at all in drainscreen or drain itself, it will not allow machine to try an empty. Your flashing indicator light is telling you there is drain clog

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Clean the overflow valve. That's the knob like thing with the slots, usually next to the faucets. Usually, the top cover just pulls off and there is a plastic piece which should screw off with pliers or a wrench. Clean that part, replace,clean the cover, pop back on and you are good to go.

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If the water won’t drain from the dishwasher, first manually remove as much water as possible and then check the sump area for paper or any other large object. Make sure the door is properly latched. The pump will not drain if the door is not latched properly. Check the belt, drain line, air gap, drain valve and solenoid assembly, the motor, and the pump. If your dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump, and it has broken or come off the pulley, replace it.

A cup or so of water in the sump area of your dishwasher is normal. It is there to prevent the seals from drying out. The dishwasher will pump this old water out before beginning to wash.
If you have recently installed a garbage disposer in your home, make sure that the drain plug on the disposer has been removed. It’s just a little plastic piece that blocks the hole where you hook the dishwasher drain hose. If your dishwasher drains through the garbage disposer, you need to run the garbage disposer before you run the dishwasher to make sure that the drain is clear.

There is a drain hose between the drain valve or pump and the garbage disposal or drain line. If an obstruction has blocked this, then your dishwasher won’t drain. The drain hose is connected by clamps to the drain valve and the disposer or drain pipe. Remove it and visually inspect it for a clog or a kink. Try to remove any debris. If it is in good condition, just put it back on, and if not, purchase a new one to install.

If you don’t have an air gap in the drain line, at least use a high drain loop. Making a large loop about 18′ off the ground with the drain line can prevent any back flow into the dishwasher from the sink.

If you have one, the air gap will be located on top of the sink. The air gap is there to prevent any siphoning of standing water from the sink. When your dishwasher drains, the air gap diaphragm will form a seal and allow the water to drain properly. If the diaphragm in the air gap is faulty, it’s possible that water can leak onto the cabinet and into the sink area. When this happens, then the air gap must be replaced.

Like the inlet valve, there is also a drain valve on most models. When no power goes to the drain valve it remains closed and prevents water from leaving the machine. When the valve receives power during the drain cycle, the solenoid opens and allows the water to leave the machine. If your drain hose is attached directly to the pump, you don’t have a drain valve. The motor simply reverses and the pump sends the water in the opposite direction, which is out of the machine.
If the motor doesn’t turn or work properly, the dishwasher may not drain. Make sure you have power to the unit. If you notice that the motor hums but won’t turn, it could be seized, and you probably need to replace it.

Small objects can sometimes get stuck in the pump. When this occurs, you’ll need to open the pump and remove any debris buildup. The dishwasher pump is usually mounted directly to the motor and runs off the motor as well. The pump is also attached to the bottom of your dishwasher and pushes the water from the dishwasher.

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