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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 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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Re: Dishwasher not draining

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.

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