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Dishwasher does not drain completly has standing Water after every complete Cycle.

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  • alexvb May 08, 2008

    GE ProfileModel # GSD5330

  • alexvb May 08, 2008

    I gave you the Model # GE Profile GSD5330.
    Already checked the drain Valve it is not clogged.

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Hi,
Can you please give the make and the model no/.

Posted on May 08, 2008

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  • Priya darshan May 08, 2008


    • Some water, usually one to two cups, remaining in the bottom of the tub is normal. However, if water is covering the bottom of the tub, the dishwasher is not draining properly.



    • Check for paper or large objects covering or blocking the sump area in the rear of the tub.



    • Make sure that the right type and amount of detergent is used:
      Using the wrong type or too much detergent can cause sudsing that can
      prevent the dishwasher from draining. Only detergent specifically
      designed for automatic dishwashers such as Electrasol®, Cascade® or Cascade Complete® should be used. If you find suds in the dishwasher.



    • Check disposer plug.
      If a garbage disposer has been recently installed, it is possible the
      disposer drain plug was not removed. The drain plug is a plastic piece
      in the disposer that blocks the hole where the dishwasher hose
      connects.


      Please consult the Owner's Manual.
      Download a free copy
      of the Owners Manual and/or Installation Instructions. In the
      Installation Instructions, will be the procedure for removal of the
      drain plug. You may also check with the installer.




    • Be sure the kitchen sink drain is not clogged.
      The dishwasher typically drains into the kitchen sink drain or a
      garbage disposer. If the dishwasher drains into a garbage disposer, run
      the disposer to clear the drain system. Do not put hands into the garbage disposer. Serious injury could result.
      You should always turn on your garbage disposer prior to running the
      dishwasher to clean out any food or debris within the drain system.



    • Check drain hose where it connects below the sink for blockage or a kink in the hose.
      New dishwashers come with a white corrugated drain hose, which should
      be used. Re-using old, worn out drain hoses may promote kinking and
      blockage. If it is neccessary to extend the length of the corrugated
      drain hose, be sure the total length does not exceed 120 inches and the
      extention used is not kinked or crushed. See your dishwasher
      installation instructions for details.



    • Check the air gap if one is installed. It could be clogged.
      An air gap (not part of the dishwasher) is usually located on top of
      the sink. Some state or local plumbing codes require the use of an air
      gap between the built-in dishwasher and the drain system of the home.
      This plumbing device is used to prevent the possibility of back flow
      into the dishwasher in the event of a clogged drain system. This item
      is not a part of the dishwasher and, therefore, the dishwasher warranty
      does not cover costs related to cleaning or repairing a drain air gap.



    • Typical air gaps are easy to inspect and clean. Be sure the dishwasher latch is in the OFF
      position or unlatched prior to removal of the drain air gap cover.
      Simply lift off the cover (usually chrome, could plastic) and unscrew
      or unsnap (depending on type of air gap) the plastic cap below. Remove
      any material that may have accumulated and replace the plastic cap and
      chrome cover. This simple procedure should be followed any time the
      dishwasher fails to drain properly.



      View a short video about cleaning the air gap:


      Play Video





      Sometimes perceived "no drain" problems are not
      "no drain" problems at all, but back flow of water from the sink or
      some other device into the dishwasher:





    • If you notice dirty water building up over time in the bottom of the dishwasher and do not have an air gap,
      make sure you have a high drain loop. A high drain loop is created when
      the drain hose is makes a loop at least 18 inches above the floor.
      Usually this is accomplished by attaching the drain hose to the
      underside of the countertop. Without a high drain loop or air gap,
      dirty water from the sink can flow into the dishwasher. The high drain
      loop prevents back flow of water from the drain into the dishwasher if
      an air gap is not installed.
      View a short video about a high drain loop:


      Play Video

  • Priya darshan May 08, 2008

    The pump causes both the water to drain and to spray. So if it is
    spraying, it is the pump. The diverter valve controls whether the water
    recirculates or drains. This valve is a likley culprit. Also if the
    drain line is clogged, it would lead to similar symptoms. Check that
    the drain line is clear all the way out to the sink drain.



    Finally, make sure the air gap, on top of the sink, is not clogged or water can leak back into the DW.

  • Priya darshan May 08, 2008

    Please don't forget to rate or accept my solution as fixya.

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Hi,
The drain valve needs to be checked for clogging. If you could give the make and model for the dishwasher , we could help you better.


Thanks
Mandeep

Posted on May 08, 2008

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try pressing the cancel/drain button.Do you hear water draining into sink freely?? if not i would disconnect drain undersink look for a clog right there first

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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  • Some water, usually one to two cups, remaining in the bottom of the tub is normal. However, if water is covering the bottom of the tub, the dishwasher is not draining properly.

  • Check for paper or large objects covering or blocking the sump area in the rear of the tub.

  • Make sure that the right type and amount of detergent is used: Using the wrong type or too much detergent can cause sudsing that can prevent the dishwasher from draining. Only detergent specifically designed for automatic dishwashers such as Electrasol®, Cascade® or Cascade Complete® should be used. If you find suds in the dishwasher.

  • Check disposer plug. If a garbage disposer has been recently installed, it is possible the disposer drain plug was not removed. The drain plug is a plastic piece in the disposer that blocks the hole where the dishwasher hose connects.

    Please consult the Owner's Manual. Download a free copy of the Owners Manual and/or Installation Instructions. In the Installation Instructions, will be the procedure for removal of the drain plug. You may also check with the installer.


  • Be sure the kitchen sink drain is not clogged. The dishwasher typically drains into the kitchen sink drain or a garbage disposer. If the dishwasher drains into a garbage disposer, run the disposer to clear the drain system. Do not put hands into the garbage disposer. Serious injury could result. You should always turn on your garbage disposer prior to running the dishwasher to clean out any food or debris within the drain system.

  • Check drain hose where it connects below the sink for blockage or a kink in the hose. New dishwashers come with a white corrugated drain hose, which should be used. Re-using old, worn out drain hoses may promote kinking and blockage. If it is neccessary to extend the length of the corrugated drain hose, be sure the total length does not exceed 120 inches and the extention used is not kinked or crushed. See your dishwasher installation instructions for details.

  • Check the air gap if one is installed. It could be clogged. An air gap (not part of the dishwasher) is usually located on top of the sink. Some state or local plumbing codes require the use of an air gap between the built-in dishwasher and the drain system of the home. This plumbing device is used to prevent the possibility of back flow into the dishwasher in the event of a clogged drain system. This item is not a part of the dishwasher and, therefore, the dishwasher warranty does not cover costs related to cleaning or repairing a drain air gap.

  • Typical air gaps are easy to inspect and clean. Be sure the dishwasher latch is in the OFF position or unlatched prior to removal of the drain air gap cover. Simply lift off the cover (usually chrome, could plastic) and unscrew or unsnap (depending on type of air gap) the plastic cap below. Remove any material that may have accumulated and replace the plastic cap and chrome cover. This simple procedure should be followed any time the dishwasher fails to drain properly.

    View a short video about cleaning the air gap:
    Play Video

    Sometimes perceived "no drain" problems are not "no drain" problems at all, but back flow of water from the sink or some other device into the dishwasher:

  • If you notice dirty water building up over time in the bottom of the dishwasher and do not have an air gap, make sure you have a high drain loop. A high drain loop is created when the drain hose is makes a loop at least 18 inches above the floor. Usually this is accomplished by attaching the drain hose to the underside of the countertop. Without a high drain loop or air gap, dirty water from the sink can flow into the dishwasher. The high drain loop prevents back flow of water from the drain into the dishwasher if an air gap is not installed. View a short video about a high drain loop:
    Play Video

Posted on May 08, 2008

Daniel S
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SOURCE: My dishwasher is not draining

Hi




Dishwasher not draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. Check the drain hose for any visible clogging, remove if present. If no visible lint is present then remove then turn off the dishwasher and remove the drain hose and check for any visible clogging. If still not visible then the drain filter or drain pump is clogged and you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump. Also, check for any food pieces stuck near the pump impeller.
Please note that dishwashers don't drain out the complete water such that heating element doesn't overheat. Also check this video for details---











Hope this helps... Please post back for any further assistance.



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