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Dishwasher drain problem

Mid 1980's Kenmore Dishwasher won't drain completely before the dry cycle. It seems to drain and then there is water again. Is there a one way "baffle" of some type that lets water drain out of dishwasher but not back in? We recently had a backed up kitchen sink and used a drain cleaner. Since liquids find the path of less resistance, could some drain cleaner have gone down that drain and onto a "baffle" if there was one?

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Most dishwashers have a "check valve" that prevents water from flowing backward from the sink drain into the dishwasher. This valve is under the unit and has a hose that leads to the sink drain spur attached to it. Remove the lower front panel and look for a tube about 1" in diameter with a hose clamp around it. You may also need a shallow pan to catch any remaining water in the dishwasher if you remove the clamp and hose. The assembly should unsrew - be careful and don't get too rough.. Don't lose the "O" ring seal on the check valve assembly.

Some check valves can be disassembled and cleaned. Other can't.

Lack of draining can also be caused by debris in the bottom of the unit that is plugging the drain or it can also be a worn drain slinger.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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