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I have a PDW9280 GE Profile that is not draining. No obstructions in filters. No air gap as far as I can tell. Does not look like drain pipe is crimped. Any other ideas before I call a plumber? Also, where's best place to find an honest, affordable plumber, if there is one... : ^ )

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Check that the drain hose is set at the correct height, as specified in the manual. Otherwise machine will not drain correctly.

Check that drain lines are clear.

Check Part # 328 VALVE FLAPPER, and Part # 505 SUMP INLET , Sump filter and parts (see diagram).

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If there is no problem with parts above, and pump is new, then the control module must be tested reading volts at pump. For safety reasons the test is better done by a technician.

Posted on Apr 27, 2011

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