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Dishwasher will not drain. It appears to us that the pump simply is not pushing the water out. We have disconnected the hoses and then the water drains, but there is nothing clogged up. The garbage disposal works fine. We can hear the pump when we push drain but nothing happens.

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Hello. I suspect that the dishwasher drain pump has a chunk of debris in it or that the hose is clogged or kinked. Do this. Get a #2 phillips head screwdriver and remove the lower front panel on the dishwasher. Once that panel is off you will see the drain hose attached to a small pump, usually in the left front of the lower space. Undo the hose clamp and then unscrew the pump from the frame so you can physically look inside to see what might be there.

Remove any debris you find. Next hook the hose up again to the pump and put the sink end of the hose into a 5 gallon bucket. Then run the dishwasher through a drain cycle and see if the pump is indeed moving any water. If it is not, replace the pump. One source for parts is Searspartsdirect.com.

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Please provide the full model number of the dishwasher. There might be an air gap in your plumbing which is blocked. Some dishwashers use the air gap to tell it how much water is required to clean the dishes.

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