Question about Kenmore 24 in. 16034 Built-in Dishwasher
Why the Dishwasher Won't Drain?
In this section, we are trying to figure out all the possible causes behind the problem. We are also providing you with some solution to fix each one of those problems:
Reason#1: The most common reason behind improper draining of dishwasher is clogging of the household drain under the kitchen sink. Observe the dishwasher carefully while it is draining. If you find that water bubbles are coming up into the sink, then it is likely that the problem lies with the drain pipe and not the machine. Detach the drain pipe from the kitchen sink and clear out all the debris that are causing the clogging and reattach it. Also check the pipe that connects the dishwasher and the sink and remove if there is any trash left. Know more on unclog kitchen sink.
Reason#2: If the door latch of the dishwasher is not working properly, then the door cannot be closed and the dishwasher is not going to drain the water fully. Check out if the latch has become loose or gone out of alignment. In such cases, tightening the bolts of the latch will help in fixing the problem.
Reason#3: Accumulation of food particles in the dishwasher basket can prevent the water from flowing out of the drain. In that case, you have to disassemble the dishwasher basket and clean all its parts thoroughly to get rid of the gunk matter. Then reassemble the basket and you will find the drain is cleared. You can do this repair work on your own if you have some knowledge about the dishwasher parts. Take the help of user's manual provided by the manufacturer to find out the right technique to open the basket of the specific model that you have.
Reason#4: A new garbage disposal device can be responsible for this kind of trouble. This will happen if you have recently installed a garbage disposal and have not removed the knock out plug from it, then the dishwasher won't drain water. Once you remove the plug, it will ensure that the water from the dishwasher goes directly into the disposal for draining. Clogged garbage disposal can also trigger this type of trouble. Running the garbage disposal with plenty of hot water can clear such obstructions.
Other Reasons: In case all the above mentioned techniques fail to show desired results, then the defect could be something more serious and is related to some of the other parts of the dishwasher. Problems related to the drain valve, timer, belt, pump or motor and may require replacement with a new one. The part to be replaced has to be chosen very carefully and it should be right for the specific model that you have. It is better if you do not try to fix such things on your own and consult a repair professional who have the skills to handle these problems more effectively. You may even land up in trouble with the warranty of the appliance if you install any wrong part in your model. Know more ondishwasher not draining.
Now you are aware of the factors for which the dishwasher won't drain. After the troubleshooting, run some hot water thought the garbage disposal to clear any residue of dirt and grease from the pipes. Then start running the dishwasher. You can prevent such problems in future by running some vinegar through the dishwasher once or twice a month. If you live in an area where you get hard water, then clean the sink drain with a drain cleaner to keep it free from mineral deposits.
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