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DISHWASHER WILL NOT DRAIN

MAYTAG MDB3100 WILL NOT DRAIN. CHECKED THE USER MANUAL DID EVERYTHING BUY PULL THE HOSE FROM WASHER TO DISPOSAL.

HOW DO I GET TO THE HOSE BEHIND THE WASHER? DO I PULL THE ENTIRE MACHINE?

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The machine is held in the cabinet with several screws that go up into the front edge of the cabinet. Open the door to find the screws. Lift up on the washer cabinet slightly to avoid harming the kitchen floor when pulling the machine out. Try pulling the hose connection at the sink drain stub and using a wet/dry vacuum, **** the end of the hose and the drain stub. With luck, the clog will be pulled out. Good luck!

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Even though Maytag dishwashers range from simple to advanced, any type of Maytag dishwasher can potentially have a problem draining. In many cases, the failure to drain is directly related to a blockage and not caused by electrical or other operational problems. There is a high probability that you can repair a Maytag dishwasher that is not draining without the help of a professional.

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Press the "Start/Resume" button on the front of the dishwasher if the dish-washing cycle was cut off before it was able to complete. Close the appliance door within three seconds of pressing the button.

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Remove the screw that connects the drain hose to the disposal inlet. Place the tip of a flat head screwdriver in the inlet and along the top edge of the knockout plug, which is located just inside the inlet. Tap the end of the screwdriver with a hammer as many times as needed until the knockout plug gets moved out of its place. The knockout plug does not allow water to flow and causes the water in the dishwasher to backup.

3. Pull out the dishwasher and look for kinks or pinches in the drain hose. The hose must be free of defects to work properly.
4. Flip the switch to run the food disposal to ensure there are not food items inside that would prohibit the free flow of water between the disposal and the dishwasher.
5. Open your fuse box and flip the switch for the breaker associated with the dishwasher to the "On" position if it happens to be set to "Off" because of a power surge.
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Depending on your model number, Maytag dishwashers on one model have combined drain pump & spray arm pumb. On other Maytag units these pumps are stand alone pumps. Check to make sure that:
1: drain hose to drain pipe(disposal) is open and flows well, do this by disconnecting the hose from disposal end and lay flat (in a pan) on floor and see if water comes out, if it does hose is clear of gunk.
2: Check garbage disposal inlet tube where drain hose connects, if your recently installed disposal then you may have forgot to remove plastic plug,
3: Turn spray arms by hand and make sure they spin freely,
4: make sure that when you close the door it latches and you can hear the pump running.

If all the above are ok, then you have a drain/motor gone down and will need to replace it. Give us a model number and we can advise better where else to look.

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HI. check the following areas for faults.

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.

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

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6. Timer/control board
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It sounds like you have connected your dishwasher to a garbage disposal.

  1. The 2 hoses provided with your dishwasher connect together.
  2. You run the drain hose through a hole in the bottom/back of your cabinet, then up to the top of the cabinet, then connect it to the drain on the garbage disposal. (The reason that you run your drain up to the top of the cabinet is: This is called an air gap, and helps keep a little water in the drain line, which will prevent sewer gases from entering your dishwasher.)
  3. Be sure to knock the plug out of the drain of the garbage disposal. A garbage disposal is designed to work with or without a dishwasher. The plug is in the center of the drain. The best way to knock this plug out is to pull the garbage disposal, and with a flat screwdriver, knock the plug out.
  4. Then remove the plug from the disposal. Reinstall the disposal.
  5. Install the drain hose. The drain hose will connect right up to the disposal using the clamp provided with the dishwasher.
This should help you. If not please attach more info.

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