Question about Tappan 18 in. MDR251RE Built-in Dishwasher
Everything I have read is about when you put in a new disposal. I bought a new sink but put the old disposal on it. It was only 2 years old. As soon as I did, the DW stopped draining. Tonight I thought to run the drain cycle and let it drain into the cycle. It drains perfectly ~ until I reattach it to the disposal. Obviously that plug can only be knocked out once. When I look in the disposal outlet place, it is about half inch deep and then has a metal plate about the size of a dime. I don't know how the water gets by but it was draining fine until I switched it out and back.
I have a Badger 5. Can anyone give me a suggestion?
Sounds like it may be a dime.LOL Take a scewdriver and gently tape this metal piece .To the left or right,up or down.See if it moves.
Posted on Dec 05, 2007
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Your dishwasher drains into the garbage disposal. It you tried to use a plunger to clear your clogged sink or run the disposal with to much junk in it you may have force debris into the dishwasher drain hose. With both the dishwasher and garbage disposal disconnect from power disconnect the dishwasher drain hose from the garbage disposal. This is usually about a one inch black hose. Clear out any debris in the hose and inlet nipple on the garbage disposal. If debris is compacted far down the hose it will need to be disconnected from the dishwasher end and remove to clear the blockage.
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The pump is a motor which runs in one direction to spray water in the dishwasher to clean and the opposite direction to drain the water. The problem could be from a clog or kink in the drain hose. Several years ago the drain line would connect to the sink garbage disposal. If the garbage disposal is not draining or the dishwasher connection to the garbage disposal is restricted or clogged the dishwasher will not drain. Under the sink, look at the garbage disposal to see if a rubber hose is connected at the side of the disposal unit. If a hose is connected to the side of the disposal, remove the hose clamp and check for any restrictions from garbage in the inlet or hose. You can use a screwdriver to clean the fitting to the garbage disposal and a wire hanger to free any restrictions in the hose. If the dishwasher does not connect to the garbage disposal it should connect to the sink trap. This is more common with new dishwashers because they have built-in disposals. Disconnect the drain hose from the sink trap and the dishwasher and look for a clog at the sink connection. The dishwasher inlet should have an angled piece of plastic or metal facing downward to prevent the waste from the dishwasher from spraying up into the sink. Do not get to aggressive with the cleaning in order to prevent breaking the angled piece of plastic or metal. Look for any kinks in the hose and try to run water through the hose, but do not use the sink which you removed the drain line from or it could leak under the cabinet. If you see a bad kink replace the hose with a new one. I hope this works and you find the problem without a great deal of time or trouble.
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