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Dishwasher does not pump water out at the end of it's cycle

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First check that there isn't anything blocking the drain area inside the bottom of the dishwasher. Sometimes plastic wrap, a small Tupperware, etc. top gets sucked against the drain and blocks discharge. If nothing is there, (look really good, by getting out as much water as possible!!!). If nothing there, see if you have an "air-break" installed at the kitchen sink, this prevents backflow from the sink drain back into the dishwasher, check it by removing the decorative cover and see if it is clean and has no obstructions blocking water flow.

Another thing to check, is if you recently had a new disposal installed, it's possible that the dishwasher inlet was never "punched out" to allow for the dishwasher to drain thru the disposal. If none of those, continue with the investigation!

Check to see if some broken glass might have worked its' way into the drain area, beneath the drain discharge guard. You'll have to remove the cover, some are just clipped in place while others have a screw holding them in place.

If still nothing, it is possible that something has worked its' way all the way into the discharge pump section and you'll need to remove the dishwasher from under the counter to get at the pump section.

Normally when the dishwasher is in the pump out sequence, you can hear the pump motor and impeller spinning, if you can't, then proceed with removing the dishwasher and disconnect the power or shut off the breaker to it. It is quite possible that something has jammed the discharge impeller and is preventing pump out. Again, if you can hear the motor and impeller running, it could still have an obstruction. Bucket and towels will be needed to soak up all any water that you couldn't remove before pulling the dishwasher out from under the countertop.

If there is no obstruction in the discharge pump section and the discharge value (usually a simple rubber flap) is moving freely, then it could be the pump out solinoid (an electronic valve that opens the discharge port for pumping out water when the dishwasher is done washing and is signaled to drain. You should be able to cycle the dishwasher through a short cycle (wash & rinse) to see if everything is working OK. You'll need to reconnect the power, water inlet and discharge (drain) lines first to check this option.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Leaking water on floor during drain cycle

First the source of the leak needs to be identified. pull the machine out from under the counter and remove the left side panel exposing the blue float assembly. Turn the machine on and observe the fill cycle. if water comes out anywhere on the fill mechanism then the inlet valve needs to be replaced. once the machine has filled and begun to cycle cancel the program and drain the unit. observe closly where the leak is happening. a leak during drain usually indicated a leaking drain hose.

Posted on Mar 11, 2007

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SOURCE: nautilis ge dishwasher does not pump all water out aT THE END.

how do you fix it?

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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SOURCE: Dishwasher--water in bottom -end of cycle.

although hose is not clogged is it installed correctly?is there what they call a high loop installed under sink( loop up high as possible under sink to prevent both water siphoning out or returng back to machine after cycle complete. when you press the cancel button do you hear the water flowing freely into sink drain, if not sounds like you got somthin in hose or pump assy

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Brand new dishwasher will not drain at end of cycle.

Check your manual. Some dishwashers actually do leave water in them after the final drain cycle. It has to do with the type of seals they use. Some will leak the very first time they are used but not after that. The seals in these types must remain wet. If this isn''t the issue, wait about 5 minutes fir the timer to finish. Sometimes there is quite a lag at the last cycle. If all else fails, call the customer service number in the manual.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: dishwasher is stuck on the pump cycle trying to get rid of water

The machine is in flood protection mode. cheers

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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