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Viking dishwasher fills then goes into drain I checked and it is not leaking

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  • clayton winklepleck Jul 02, 2009

    kevin thanks for the help . it will b next week before I will get back to this customer .will I still b able to chat with u .about this



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Just check the you dishwasher try to do this,,

  • Check that the water supply is turned on. The valve may be located under the sink.
  • Check the door latch
  • Test the door switch
  • Inspect the float assemblt
  • Inspect the fill tube for kinks
  • Test the float switch
  • Check the inlet valve filter screens
  • Test the water inlet valve
  • Test the drain valve lever arm
  • Check the drain valve

Good luck!!!



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There is spring located on the plunger to bring it back up closed this sound like it has fallen it is very small about 1 inch long if the d/w drains still and plunger is up there is a plastic and rubber flapper in the pump that operates water release function there is a rubber stop in this in the center that somtimes dis lodges leaving an open hole that will allow water to seep out it is not related to your drain hose at all thanks hope this helps
the only way to see is to remove motor and inspect drain flapper any sort of rubber plug or grommet that will fit in it securely will work im not sure if you can order rubber plug seperate if there are any used appliance or parts store
around you they might have an old motor that is bad and the rubber stop would be in it The motor is held in by 1 arm bolted to the or motor hangs off an arm and the 2 boot clamps from the tub good luck


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