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Dishwasher not draining

I have a Whirpool Dishwasher Model#DU930PWP82. Water is standing in the bottom of the dishwasher. It will not drain properly. This has been happening for a while now. When I notice that the water did not drain, I shut the door and press the drain/cancel button. Some times it would drain. If it did not drain, I would push the button again. Eventually, it seemed to drain. That is not working anymore. I can hear it running when I push the drain/cancel button. It just does not drain.

I had a plumber in to check the plumbing. He said their is no problem with the plumbing. We pushed the drain/cancel button when he was here and he showed me where the water was trickling in the drain. Therefore, he said...not my problem you need to call and have the dishwasher serviced. (He was here for another plumbing problem so I asked him to check the draining of the dishwasher.)

After he left, I did some investigating to see if I could fix it....ie something clogging the drain. I found the water hose from the dishwasher to the garbage disposal. I removed the hose from the disposer. I could see nothing clogging it. With the hose detached, I put it over the sink and pressed the drain/cancel button. I got a little trickle of water to come out. That was it. The bottom of the dishwasher is still full of water.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I am not a handyman..I am a working mother. However, if it is something I can check and fix like a drain clog. I would like to try that! I looked in the dishwasher to see where the water drains from. I am scratching my head on that. With the bottom full of water, I cannot really see anything. The manuals I have are no help at all. Thank you!

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  • flusteredmom Jan 14, 2008

    I will give it a try and let you know.

    Thank you!

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The problem is a clog in the hose or the check valve from the drain pump. I will post back shortly with directions to unclog it.
Thanks/Mike

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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    Michael Lindley Jan 13, 2008

    I had a little trouble finding out which pump configuration you have. Your model number should be DU930PWPB2.

    Continue using the cancel/drain function until you have as much of the water out as possible. Turn off power to the washer. Remove the cover at the front bottom of the dishwasher. You will see the drain hose at the front of the pump. Put a towel down under it and remove the hose from the white plastic fitting. You will have water come out of the hose and pump. Unscrew the fitting from the pump. Inside the fitting there is a rubber flap that acts as a check valve. It is common for objects to get trapped in this fitting, blocking the drain.

    If this is clear, I use a 1/4" plastic water line to snake through the drain hose to dislodge any obstruction in it.

    Post back and let me know what you find or with any questions you have.

    Thanks/Mike

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Jan 16, 2008

    Just wanted to follow up on your dishwasher and see if you need any more help.

    Thanks/Mike

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