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Kenmore portable dishwasher model 66517762K600 won't drain reliably. It sometimes doesn't drain at all and other times only partially regardless of the cycle.

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  • bika0401 Oct 03, 2009

    Thanks for the fast reply but I'm afraid there are several areas I don't understand and need to clarify.



    First--the water that is left in the bottom often is very deep and dirty and as such the dishes are not rerally clean (about 1" in depth).



    Second--this is a portable dishwasher and the hoses that come out of the dishwasher back are not kinked. They don't appear blocked but how would I tell? Also--what is a "knockout?" A "disposer or plug???" Where are these things and how do we remove them? How do we get to the inside hoses? Where and what is the air gap?



    Do you have a diagram of a dishwasher and parts?



    If it is the drain pump--how do we access it and replace it?

  • bika0401 Oct 03, 2009

    Thanks for the fast reply but I'm afraid there are several areas I don't understand and need to clarify.

    First--the water that is left in the bottom often is very deep and dirty and as such the dishes are not rerally clean (about 1" in depth).

    Second--this is a portable dishwasher and the hoses that come out of the dishwasher back are not kinked. They don't appear blocked but how would I tell? Also--what is a "knockout?" A "disposer or plug???" Where are these things and how do we remove them? How do we get to the inside hoses? Where and what is the air gap?

    Do you have a diagram of a dishwasher and parts?

    If it is the drain pump--how do we access it and replace it?

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  • bika0401 Oct 09, 2009

    Hi,

    We have a kenmore portable dishwasher model 66517762K600 and it won't drain reliably. It sometimes drains fine but other times it doesn't drain at all and leaves a large amount of dirty water in the bottom.

    This is a 4ish year old portable dishwasher and the hoses that come out of the dishwasher back are not kinked. They don't appear blocked but how would I tell? Is there more hose on the inside that we should check?

    Do you have a diagram of a dishwasher and parts?

    If it is the drain pump--how do we access it and replace it?

    Thanks.

  • bika0401 Oct 11, 2009

    okay

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It is probably plugged up with dirt or grime. I had a case where my drain tube/pipe was plugged up. After I disconnected it, it emptied out, and after I reconnected it, it worked fine. I also found stuff inside on the bottom that I cleaned out.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. Dishwasher not draining properly or not draining at all issues can arise due to different reasons. Usually, these issues are related to kinked hoses, knocked out disposer unit (if connected with the dishwasher drain hose) & clogged drain pump & filter.

Also note that dishwashers do not drain completely after a finished cycle and this is normal. Dishwashers are designed to leave some water in the unit to ensure that the heating element doesn’t overheat. If you suddenly begin to experience a large amount of water being retained in your dishwasher, you have a problem. Some of the most common reasons include that the drain hose isn’t working properly, the drain pump isn’t working correctly, or possibly there is a plumbing problem in your home’s drain lines.



First check whether the drain is not clogged or blocked and the line is not kinked. Check all the hoses for blockages & also clean the air gap. Has the disposer been replaced recently? If so, chances are the knockout is still in place. Simply remove the drain hose from the disposer, and knock out the plug. If the disposer has not been replaced, try removing the drain hose from the disposer and use a wet-dry vacuum (prepared for water, of course) to **** any water (and hopefully anything else) from the drain line. Then reconnect the hose, and test the unit. If you have checked the air gap and the drain hose and can’t locate the problem, then it is an issue with the drain pump of the dishwasher.


Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.

Thanks

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Check your discharge hose for kinks or blockage. Feel the hose, if it is soft in areas where it bends, it may be restricting the water flow.

Also you may have a belt or pulley driven unit and the belt may be slipping or need replacement.

Last off, depending upon the age and amount of usage of the unit, the pump may need replacement. I am sure that you have checked inside at the base of the unit for obstructions.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

  • John Ray Oct 11, 2009

    Sorry I took so long to reply to your second request for information.

    Ok, if you have water standing in the dishwasher after a normal cycle, you have a problem, eiather in a restriction in the drain line or a blockage in or before the pump.

    The best way

  • John Ray Oct 11, 2009

    Ok, sorry I could not get back to you in regards to your dishwasher problems.

    First, if you have standing water in the base of the unit after a normal cycle, you have a problem either at or before the pump.

    You should remove the dishwasher and flush out the entire system with a garden hose.

    Inside the out, at the base, you should see a area where the water drains from. There may be a plastic cover of this area, may be clogged.

    Outside the unit, the drain hose, you can either remove this at the base or leave it on. This can also be flushed out with a garden hose.

    Also, keeping the drain hose low to the ground, with help remove and obstructions while flushing.

    After you have finished, you can move the unit to a dry area, (outside) and test it.

    You can run a short extension cord to power up the unit.

    After the inside is washed out, fill with a hose about 2 inches and try a manual draining.

    If the timer brings the unit in and out of cycles and the unit still does not drain sufficiently, you may need to replace the pump.

    P.S. If you are testing unit as described above, please keep area dry and all electrical wires out of and away from the water.



    Last of all, I do not have a diagram of your unit.

    Thank you.

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