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Kenmore Elite Dishwasher (665.16053402). Suddenly stopped draining water from inside tub. Washed dishes were kinda funky leading up to the failure to drain. Have replaced air gap on sink top - still no drain. Send help...

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  • kt0038 Jun 02, 2010

    Kenmore elite dishwasher (665.16053402).

    Won't drain, have removed lower spray arm and also three torx screws in an attempt to lift the screen filter assembly.

    Hopefully once inside the drain area the culprit will be obvious. However I need help in removing the flat round drain screen (just under the spray arm. Have heard/read tha the check valve might be the problem. I would prefer a simple (?) repair to a replacement.

    Am I on the right track? Any help, any at all would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

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Http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16021814.pdf
http://www.repairclinic.com/Dishwasher-Repair-Help
Please find above a service and repair manual, please work through the simple troubleshooting steps, and you will soon isolate and hopefully be able to repair your issue. Below is a DIY self help website to assist you in what to do. You need to check, your filter, pump etc, all in manual step by step.

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Hi,

To determine what is wrong start a cycle then push cancel/drain. Listen at the front lower kick panel. If you hear a buzz or hum that is the drain motor. If you do not hear the drain motor running then the problem is the motor itself. I have put a picture at the bottom of this showing the drain motor as 17, it hooks up right up front and a bit to the right side just behind that bottom toe panel.

If you do hear that motor running when you push cancel drain then the issue is somewhere between that drain pump and the sink where the dishwasher drains into. If you had a garbage disposer hooked up recently it could be the knock out plug for that is still there. What I would suggest is take the drain hose off at the air gap that you just installed and put the hose into a bucket, see if the dishwasher drains into that if it does then the problem is between the air gap and sink, if not then move back toward the dishwasher until you get to the point where you drain.

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  • kt0038 Jun 02, 2010

    Additional info on drain problem below:

    Kenmore elite dishwasher (665.16053402).

    Won't drain, have removed lower spray arm and also three torx screws in an attempt to lift the screen filter assembly.

    Hopefully once inside the drain area the culprit will be obvious. However I need help in removing the flat round drain screen (just under the spray arm. Have heard/read tha the check valve might be the problem. I would prefer a simple (?) repair to a replacement.

    Am I on the right track? Any help, any at all would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    A link to the repair manual for this model (665.10653402) would be most excellent!


  • Philip Jun 02, 2010

    Hi,

    Here are some instructions I put together that will show you want you need. I will find the complete manual and send a link in a couple minutes, take a look at this first, it is not for your issue but should help you take it down to the check valve.

    Sump Clean Out


  • Philip Jun 02, 2010

    Here is the link, it is for KitchenAid, that is who makes this model.

    Sorry you rejected my advice. But I really do not think the check valve is not where you will find the trouble.

    Best wishes!

    Service Manual


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