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Is there a greas trap in a dishwasher.and howdo i emty it

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No there is not.

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I can use my Samsung dishwasher because the door is in te lock position and wont close , howdo i unlock the door do close it?

If possible, unplug the unit and wait 10-15 minutes. Alternatively, the D/W may be on a separate circuit breaker so just identify the circuit breaker and turn it off for the same period of time.

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How to remove large food particle trap in a electrolux dishwasher model # EWDW6505GBO

Good Morning Friend,

I understand you want to know how to remove large food particles that are trapped in your Electrolux dishwasher, model# EWDW6505GB0. First, I would suggest that you scrape away large pieces of food before putting any dish in your dishwasher.

Your dishwasher is equipped with a state of the art wash system. Periodically, the Glass Trap Filter and Large Food Particle Trap may need to be cleaned to maximize wash performance. The Glass Trap Filter is located in the center of the Large Food Particle Trap. The Glass Trap Filter is designed to collect pieces of broken glass, straws, bones and pits. To remove items in the Glass Trap Filter, grasp the handle, lift out, empty and replace. Hope this is helpful.

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Diswasher has food accumulated in trap

Rinse dishes in sink before you use dishwasher also leave dishwasher empty and put a dishwasher cleaning tablet in and clean the dishwasher you will see the difference , also empty the food trap , dishwashers are not designed to remove large food deposits as the is no way of masserating built in .

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Cleaning the trap


The soap trap and its cap covers the soap in your dishwasher after you fill it and then swings open to dispense the soap when the wash cycle starts. If your dishes aren't getting clean or you notice the soap trap door is still shut after the dishwasher finishes a load, it may indicate a problem with the soap trap you'll need to fix.

Things You'll Need:

  • Dishwasher soap cap replacement,Screwdriver,Multimeter.
  1. 1 Open the lid of the soap trap and clean out any leftover soap. Soap and detergent, especially the inexpensive brands, can clump together and harden inside the soap trap instead of releasing into the water during the wash cycle. Change to a different soap and run the dishwasher again. See if the clumps disappear and if this solves the problem.
  2. 2 Remove the old dishwasher soap trap cap and replace with a new one. The plastic cap should slide or pop off. The instructions for the new cap should instruct you how to slide or pop it back into place. A new cap may solve the problem if the cap is not opening during use.
  3. 3 Turn off power to the dishwasher by either turning off power at the circuit breaker panel box or moving the unit out from the counter and disconnecting it from the power supply. Always do this when working inside the dishwasher to avoid electrocution.
  4. 4 Open the dishwasher door and remove the screws to take off the front paneling. Leave the screws holding the bottom hinges to the door in place to keep the door itself from falling off. Depending on your model, you may need to remove some clasps as well. Your goal is to gain access to the inside of the door and control panel so you can see the different knobs and buttons, and can fix the parts controlling the soap trap.
  5. 5 Locate your soap trap. Close the soap trap cap and insert a screwdriver to push on the metal piece -- called a bi-metal switch -- connected to the soap trap cap until the cap swings open. If the metal looks out of place and the cap doesn't swing open like it should, push the metal back into place with the screwdriver and try again. If this does not fix it, remove the metal piece and replace with a new one.

    If you can't find the metal piece, your dishwasher may use a wax motor assembly instead. Located near the soap trap cap, it's typically a small red or maroon colored plug with a small black rod sticking out of the end. Remove the wax motor for testing if you don't have a bi-metal switch.
  6. 6 Locate the round timer motor inside your dishwasher. Refer to your dishwasher's instruction manual for help identifying the different parts. Typically, the timer motor is a round piece with holes in it, and may be located near the timer control on the dishwasher itself. Remove the timer motor from the dishwasher.
  7. 7 Test the timer motor and wax motor assembly using a multimeter .Choose one of the motors to test and place one probe from the multimeter to one wire of the motor and the other probe to the other wire. For the timer motor, Part suggests setting the multimeter to the "x1000" ohms setting and you should get a reading of 2000 to 3500 ohms. If your reading is significantly different, the part is bad. For the wax motor assembly, set to the "x1" ohms setting and touch the probes to the wires. If the screen shows the infinity symbol, the motor is bad. Replace either part as needed.



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Standing water in the bottom of the dishwasher

I had the same problem - a 10 minute fix. The issue tends to be that the trap gets clogged by debris (like broken glass etc.) and restricts the amount of water that can be evacuated by the tub.

1. Undo the trap cover (two hex headed screws)
2. Remove the trap cover
3. Remove the inner trap grate
4. BE CAREFUL NOW ! Gently remove debris - this can have broken glass in it !!! - You can use a wet vac if you have one. Ensure all debrs is removed and the trap is clear.
5. Clean trap cover and grate
6. Re-install cover and grate
7. Bingo !

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Need to clean the trap and cant undo it

Assuming the filter is at the front of washer, you need to keep trying to pull it out,and then push it back in, wiggling it about at the same time, having unscrewed it anti- clockwise first..
Just keep on doing this, as there is probably something stuck in the filter, which is preventing it coming out.
The worst that can happen is you break the filter, so it might be a good idea to have a spare one handy, just in case.

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It collect water after I use kitchen fosset. I have to push button "cancel/draine for emty it. may be nee to see outlet back valve? Thank you in advance.

Make sure the dishwasher drain hose loops to the bottom of your countertop and secure it there with a strap or a piece of wire. This will prevent water from running backwards from the kitchen sink drain to your dishwasher. This will solve your problem.

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This sounds like your backup valve is not closing properly, so the part of drainage water comes back into your dishwasher. You can verify this by disconnecting the drain hose from your kitchen sink drain and pouring water into it. If some of it comes into your dishwasher, the check valve (backup valve) must be replaced.

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