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My kitchenaid imperial 21 kud121ds2 won't drain. It is not hooked up to a garbage disposal

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SOURCE: I have an Kitchen Aid Imperial 21 Model KUD121DS2.

Make sure the incoming water temp is 120 degress or above and be sure that you restored flow at the angle stop. If you turned off power at the breaker box, make sure it's restored as well. If it's hooking up to a garbage disposal that did not orginally have a dishwasher, you need to knock out the plastic cap at the bypass pipe.

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Drain Pump If the dishwasher won't drain, the drain pump might be defective. Test the pump motor with an Ohm meter. Drain pumps are not repairable, if it's defective it will need to be replaced.

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Clogged or Improperly Installed Garbage Disposer If the dishwasher won't drain and the garbage disposer was installed recently, the installer might have forgotten to knock out the drain plug from this disposer. All garbage disposers are sold with a solid plug in the drain tube for situations where a dishwasher isn't connected. However, if the dishwasher is connected, the plug will need to be removed. If the disposer wasn't replaced recently, remove the dishwasher drain hose from the disposer and clean out both the fitting on the disposer and the end of the drain hose. These are the most common places to find an obstruction if the dishwasher won't drain.

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I have an Kitchen Aid Imperial 21 Model KUD121DS2. Water, drain, and electrical is hooked up, but unit will not turn on. any ideas?


Make sure the incoming water temp is 120 degress or above and be sure that you restored flow at the angle stop. If you turned off power at the breaker box, make sure it's restored as well. If it's hooking up to a garbage disposal that did not orginally have a dishwasher, you need to knock out the plastic cap at the bypass pipe.

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