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Re: elite will not drain
If the water doesn't drain from your dishwasher, check these:
Drain line/air gap--A clog in this part is the usual
reason that a dishwasher doesn't drain. Remove the drain line to clear
any debris from the hose or hose connection at the household drain line
connection. Reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.
Pump--You can reach the pump from inside the
dishwasher. Remove the lower rack, spray arm and support. Look for an
impeller, a device that spins around and forces water through the spray
arm. This is the wash impeller and beneath it is the drain impeller
that pushes the water into the drain port. Replace it if found
defective or worn out.
Drain valve/solenoid---The drain valve may have a
solenoid with lever that sticks or frozen and prevents the dishwasher
from draining. Free up the solenoid and lubricate the lever.
Belt---A certain brand of dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump. Replace it if broken or worn out.
Motor---Check it if turning or working.Turn the rotor
manually to see if stuck and free it up. Replace if defective, it is
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1) It could be a gasket somewhere starting to break down. Check your door seal.
2) Food particles could have gotten caught somewhere in the drain hose, or something, and then turned black with mold and bacteria, then when you wash, they get siphoned back into the dishwasher if the flap which composes the anti-siphon check valve on the drain hose is starting to stick open.
Try putting a cup of bleach in the top rack and run a complete cycle with no other dishes in it. Then, load up some plastic dishes and wash them as normal. See if that helps. If it does, replace your check valve.
Also, insure that your drain hose is looped up above the bottom of your sink to prevent debris from your garbage disposal backing up into your dishwasher.
If it is connected to a disposal remove the drain hose and check for a restricted area in the hose or disposal this is common also check the drain hose for kinks be sure to elevate the hose before the drain area. If the drain hose is clear and the drain is clear then you could have a bad drain pump in the dishwasher.Most problems are a restricted drain or hose
think you've already figured it out! clog could be in dw hose where it enters gd. check for kinks in hose. perhaps replace hose, if it looks funky! try running a sterilize cycle- the hot water may unclog the hose (if your machine has the option). good luck!
On many dishwashers there are secondary fuses located near the power hook up. Check you owners manual and see if you model is equiped this would be like the reset button on a garbage disposal. If this is not the case look for a loose ground wire often time these piece of equipment will not operate unless there is a ground connection. Lastly, these sudden abrupt failures are often a sign that something is wrong on a larger scale, look into leaks that may cause a short or abuse that has caused the issue.
you might have a blockage in your air gap or your garbage disposal line. check those areas first. do you hear the pump humming and not pushing any water through or do you hear is poushing the water through but just trickling through the garbage disposal? let me know
Hello. Are you using liquid or powdered soap? In some models liquid soap will foam up and the drain motor can't pump out bubbles. Foaming can also happen if you pre-clean your dishes with liquid soap used for washing by hand. If it is foaming, you can poor non-dairy creamer or cooking oil into the bottom of the unit while it is in the wash cycle.
If foaming isn't a problem then the water level switch may be bad, the pump may be not pumping out as quickly as it should or you may need to take the hose off completely to make double sure that there isn't anything in it.
Did you check the air-gap next to your kitchen sink faucet. If you don't have an air-gap it may be hooked up to the garbage disposal and if you don't have a high loop in your drain hose the water can run back into the dishwasher especially if the disposal backs up.