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Whirlpool dishwasher du920pfgq3 will not drain

The motor is running, but it will not drain between the wash and rinse cycle. Then it won't drain after the rinse cycle. I push the cancel/drain button and it still won't drain.

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If you hear the drain motor running but water not draining then there appears to be a blockage in the drain sump or hose. Assuming your kitchen drain is clear you will have to check filters inside the dishwasher and worst the drain pump.
If you do not hear drain motor running then the drain motor needs to be checked.

Check part locations at this site
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/parts-for-whirlpool-du920pfgq3.html

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

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  • John Finck
    John Finck Apr 23, 2014

    Thank you. The little black flap in the check valve appears worn. Do you think replacing the check valve would help? The drain hose is clear.

  • Sam Apr 24, 2014

    I am more inclined to think the drain & wash impeller unit (item 19) needs to be checked. This dishwasher appears to use a single pump to do both wash and drain and the impeller must not be turning direction to do the pump action. Stuck in wash from what you have explained.

  • John Finck
    John Finck Apr 28, 2014

    I had already ordered the check valve before Sam answered.

  • John Finck
    John Finck Apr 28, 2014

    I replaced the check valve and the dishwasher works fine. Thanks for all the help.

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turn all the spray arms at the 12 o'clock position.
Please answer the folling questions.
Will water enter the unit?
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