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Kenmore Elite - Flooded bottom

Hi, my dishwasher is flooded on the bottom,
i emptied out the soapy water after a run, checked the filter and it looks fine.

i did another run and its flooded again, it seems not to go higher that the bottom of the door opening, but its still flooded at the bottom?

do you think it may be a clogged line, or some kind of pumping problem?

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  • j-sun Nov 20, 2007

    no suds, just water, about 2 inches high of used soapy water, like its not filtering out of the washer. How can i make the water go out like it use to?

  • j-sun Nov 20, 2007

    the guest comment was me, i didn't realize i wasn't signed in. but i can get the flooded water to drain out, any other suggestions?

  • Hughman2 Jul 06, 2008

    I have the same problem...water will not fully drain and there is a buzing sound during the drain cycle. I check the drain line and vent and they are clear.

  • lyntintin Jan 28, 2009

    My Necht dishwasher started beeping and the 'E' symbol shows ,the machine also flooded and could not drain,I emptied it by hand , but every time it will start again it just floods again . I have been unfortunate in having all Necht appliances with my kitchen . They are total rubbish ,the flooding problem with the dishwasher is common ,and the aftersales  non existant , reading other comments on the net , I feel the only option is to get rid as soon as I can and not waste any more money on repairs,

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    there is water on the bottom of dishwasher and it will not come on. the breaker is fine there are no clogs. the door latch works fine also. what could it be?



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This is a necht dishwasher under one year old the problem is as follows. machine switche on make the normal noises to start with after about two minutes it beeps for about twenty seconds machine then stops. The water does not seem to be coming into the machine but a small amount of water does come in at the botom of the machine ie. where the waste is. Please can you help.

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Is it full of suds? If so, someone put manual dishwahing detergent in it. Allow to fill and open and add a splash of wesson oil. Run unit. This will knock down suds. Allow to run thru cycle to clean out.

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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    Gerald Griffin Nov 20, 2007

    If this model has a remote drain pump it may be blocked or inoperative. Does the drain hose attach to the main pump underneath in center, or to a small electric motor driven pump?
    If a remote pump, remove pump and check for blockage.



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