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Dishwasher Not Draining

I recently bought a house that had a Frigidaire Quiet Clean model# MDB122LBS0 dishwasher. I've never owned or used a dishwasher before, so this is new to me. I've tried running the dishwasher, with and without dishes in it. With dishes, dishes are still somewhat dirty, cloudy, and stinky and when the whole cycle is done there is water standing in the bottom. I mean enough that it's almost coming out the door. As suggested to me, I ran a couple bottles of dishwasher cleaner through it and although it's cleaner on the inside the water still isn't draining. I pulled the dishwasher out to make sure the hose wasn't kinked and as suggested online, I checked to make sure it's hooked up to the garbage disposal. I'd somehow like to be able to fix this myself as I'm a single mom on a very limited income and due to being disabled because of back problems, it would be so awesome to have a working dishwasher.

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This sounds like a pump problem.
But before you take a look at the pump check indeed the drain out.
Simple way is take the hose off the dishwasher and blow while it is atached to drain and see if you can blow through it. If you can the problem is not there.
Check the filters in the bottom of the machine and than check the pump HERE you can find the parts and drawing of your machine

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Try this, loose the clip that hold your drain hose firmly from your dishwasher side, check carefully if no debris blocked the hose connector, water suppose to come out from that connector if it does, your drain hose was blocked with debris or mold and particles like coffee seeds etc.removed them connect the hose back run the dishwasher.
You can also visually observed your wash motor, if rusting or humming, that means you need to change the wash motor.

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In many cases the connection were the dishwasher connects to the disposal or sink trap will become stopped up with a build-up from materials from the dishwasher. With the dishwasher turned off disconnect the drain hose from the washer and sink connection. run an object through the connection going to the trap or disposal ( after shutting off power to disposal and clean out build-up. Shouldn't take over 30 min.

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Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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