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Will not drain

My GE Profile PDW 7880 dishwasher will not drain. No obstructions in the lines. Drain pump does not come on at all during wash cycle. Have tried the rinse cycle start then cancel trick and the drain pump still does not activate. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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  • walbrecht Jun 20, 2008

    Same problem. Doesn't fill or drain. Runs through cycle except for filling and draining. Have gone through all steps recommended in manual (canceling program, etc). Nothing works

  • docpeters Jul 18, 2008

    Our PDW 7880 dishwasher won't drain either. I disassembled the major components underneath and found basically clogged everything. Sump was also deteriorating and shedding major chunks.. Replaced sump, filters, drain basket (cracked). Checked pump rotor and it moves at least. Checked all drain lines and they're clear. All check valves are installed properly. Checked plumbing (drain pipe) on wall and it's clear. Water runs in alright and it's hot. It just doesn't drain except to the level of the overflow.

    I don't know what else to do. Maybe it's the pump. How can I check it? We've had this unit for a couple of years and it's been a complete disappointment. We're about ready to go buy a Kenmore...

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The selenoyd is bad take front bottom cover off you will see the problem selenoyd with 2 wires conected to it

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If all of these areas are free of obstructions then there is a good possibility that the pump impeller is either very worn / broken blade or there may be damage in the pump housing itself.

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There is a product out there made by FINISH called Jet-Dry and it comes in a mini basket form:

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or an additive if you have a rinse dispenser:

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Lastly.... if you need to clean up the dishwasher.. on an empty no dishes cycle add 2 cups of white vinegar when you know the cycle has just started filling NOT draining and let it wash. Then do your dishes after that cycle.

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To check it, remove the mesh filter at the rear of the inside of the machine, by carefully unclipping the heater element from the back of the machine and removing the 4 hex-head screws securing the filter panel.) Unscrew the piston assembly from the tub, and pull it out. If the sealing plunger has deteriorated or is jammed, replace it. The part number for the "piston and nut assembly" for my machine (and probably numerous others) is WD24X10018. It should cost anywhere between $10 and 16, depending on where you shop.

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Thanks for using FixYa. Dishwasher not draining properly or not draining at all issues can arise due to some different reasons. Usually, these issues are related to kinked hoses, knocked out disposer unit (if connected with the dishwasher drain hose) & clogged drain pump & filter.

Also note that dishwashers do not drain completely after a finished cycle and this is normal. Dishwashers are designed to leave some water in the unit to ensure that the heating element doesn’t overheat. If you suddenly begin to experience a large amount of water being retained in your dishwasher, you have a problem. Some of the most common reasons include that the drain hose isn’t working properly, the drain pump isn’t working correctly, or possibly there is a plumbing problem in your home’s drain lines.


First check whether the drain is not clogged or blocked and the line is not kinked. Check all the hoses for blockages & also clean the air gap. Has the disposer been replaced recently? If so, chances are the knockout is still in place. Simply remove the drain hose from the disposer, and knock out the plug. If the disposer has not been replaced, try removing the drain hose from the disposer and use a wet-dry vacuum (prepared for water, of course) to **** any water (and hopefully anything else) from the drain line. Then reconnect the hose, and test the unit. If you have checked the air gap and the drain hose and can’t locate the problem, then you may want to consider calling a professional plumber. He may need to replace the drain valve or hose.

Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.

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Sounds like either you have a blockage in the drain pump or the drain hose is blocked.
The washing machine will run the drain pump for about 2 to 3 minutes to empty water from the drum then stop automatically.
If the pump is blocked or the drain hose blocked or kinked then water will be left in the drum.
Blockages are usually caused by buttons, bra wires or metal objects from pockets eg coins.
The pump can be popped open using simple tools ie screwdriver and any obstruction removed easily. The drain hose can be detached and a metal object eg knife dropped through to test for a blockage.hope this helps

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HI. check the following areas for fualts.

1. Air gap / Drain hoses
If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.

Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.

2. Broken belt
Some dishwasher models use a belt to drive the pump. Replace the belt if found broken.

Note: Sometimes the belt would just come off the pump. Even though it might not be broken, it is recommended that you replace the belt, because it is probably too stretched out.

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Some models have two impellers inside the pump - one, wash impeller, takes care of the wash cycles, the other, drain impeller, drains the water out. If the drain impeller is broken (broken blades, shaft), the dishwasher would not drain. Replace any broken pump components.

4. Drain solenoid
Some models (for example most GE dishwashers) use a drain solenoid to drain water out. Sometimes the solenoid gets stuck, preventing the water from draining out. Try to free up the solenoid. If unsuccessful, you might have to replace the pump assembly.

5. Motor
If the motor is stuck, it is sometimes possible to free it up by manually spinning the motor.

Replace the motor if defective.

6. Timer
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).....

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  4. Check timer for not letting the dishwasher pause. ( not all dishwashers )
  5. Check pump motor assembly for a drain solenoid, during the pump out make sure the solenoid makes that distinctive "clunk" noise
  6. If you have recently installed a new garbage disposal, check knock out plug at connection.
  7. Check pump impeller for damage.
  8. Check that the water inlet valve isn't seeping fresh water into the dishwasher when off

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Check the drain hose and sink drains for obstructions. Check your disposal make sure it is clear if you have one. If drain lines are clear, then you may have an obstructioin in your pump. clear obstruction and it should work properly. If no obstructions are found check voltage going to pump during pump out. If you have voltage to the pump and the water is not pumping out, you will need a new pump. Good luck and I hope this helps you.
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