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My dishwasher isn't draining

How do I open the drain to check if something is blocking it?

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Check the drain hose all the way from the dishwasher exit hole through the air gap and into the sink connection. This is a common problem when a dishwasher will not drain. You will need to dis-assemble the air-gap by removing the cover and unscrewing the drain cap to check for particulate matter. Make sure you note the oreientation of the cap when you remove it as it will only fit one way. It is best if you remove the hoses and check all of the drain holes for obstructions. Dishwasher to sink connection.

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Posted on May 28, 2010

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    Kelly Jun 03, 2010

    If you did not figure it out there is a kick panel at floor level under the diswahser that is removable to gain access to the drain hose. Keep in mind that there are electrical connections under the dishwasher that are live even with the unit not running. It is best to secure power to the dishwasher before removing the lower panel to aviod getting shocked. Then you can remove the drain hose from the motor pump assy and check for debris. If you can not see into the hole use a small make up mirror (compact) and a flashlight to look into the hole. Then continue the full length of the drain hose removing EACH connection and checking for debris. Once you have ensured there is not any debris in each inlet or outlet port along the hose you can reinstall the hose and mounting clamps. I can not emphasize enough that the most likely culprit is the air-gap and the sink connections. I would start there FIRST before removing the lower hoses.



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