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Having problems draining a gsd580k-01 GE dishwasher I checked the input to the disposal and cleared that and still water does not drain

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  • fluffly Jul 25, 2008

    Mine just stopped draining yesterday as well. I've pulled alot out and still no drain. It is not a clog that I can find.
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Hello Let me be simple. 1) ) Remove the cover from the air gap at the top of the sink (usually a short chrome domed cylinder that sits at the back of the sink), and, using a wire, clean it. Also check the entire length of the drain hose for kinks and blockages, especially at the drain connection to the disposer or drain line.2) Once the dishwasher is cool, shut off the power to it, and—if your dishwasher is made to allow this—remove the strainer, located under the bottom spray arm at the base of the cabinet (see illustration). Unscrew the hubcap, lift the spray arm off, and remove any clips that hold the strainer to get it out. Scrub it clean with a brush, and then replace it.
and see what happens.. if the problem prevails do see a local expert..
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