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My dish washer would not drain - Dishwashers

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  • Gary List
    Gary List Feb 09, 2008

    the dishwasher runs through all cycles but at end water has not drained

  • kathyann Feb 09, 2008

    Whirlpool WJU-36001

  • Karen60 Feb 18, 2008

    dishwasher will not drain. After reading the prior problems herein I took the drain tube away from the "new" garbage disposal and ran the rinse cycle. The dishwasher drained into a bucket. Could there be a cap or block that needs to be removed in the garbage disposal prior to attaching the dishwasher drain hose? It appears to have a metal block about an inch and half into the disposal drain input. Any ideas? I am hoping this is a simple repair that I can do without calling a plumber or appliance person. Thanks

    Karen

  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    dishwasher washes dishes... doesn't drain. Instead the water recirculates in the dish holding area

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    just will not drain the water .does not seem to be plugup.it is a frigidaire gallery model no. fdb636gfs5

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    dishwasher won't drain after washing

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    diswasher will not drain

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    won't drain - 10 year old machine...any ideas?

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    i tried to clean out pump opening and it still will not drain it runs ok but can not use it



  • k9fire22 Apr 08, 2009

    my dose not drain eoither and dose realy clean

    help

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Drain line/air gap
A clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual reason that a dishwasher won't drain. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the hose or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.


Pump
Your dishwasher pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. You can reach the pump from inside the dishwasher, but first you need to remove the lower rack, the spray arm, and the spray arm support.

Look for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller pushes the water toward the drain port. These components make up the pump. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace them.


Drain valve and/or solenoid
Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water.

Other dishwashers simply reverse the direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.


Belt
One brand of dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump. If this belt is broken or has fallen off, replace it.


Motor
If the motor isn't turning or working, the unit won't drain. First check to be sure you have power to the dishwasher. If not, see the section "It doesn't work at all." If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may need to be replaced.

Some dishwashers are susceptible to getting stuck if you don't run them regularly. If you haven't run the dishwasher for more than a week, you may need to manually spin the motor to free it up. If the motor is defective, you need to replace it. Dishwasher motors can't be serviced.


Timer
Part of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve. If the timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to replace the timer. This problem is uncommon.

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I guess you have the same problem I had when I installed a new disposal. The metal block you mentioned is a plastic plug that can be removed. If the existing drain from your dishwasher drained into the disposal, and you want to do the same, then you must remove the plastic plug that is molded into the nipple. Knock out the plug using a screwdriver and hammer. Leave the plug in if you are not going to use this drain.

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