Question about Kenmore Dishwashers
Shut off the water disconnect the drain hose from where it plugs into your drain and check not only the hose but also where it plugs into your drain alot of times there is some sludge that gunks up the drain line where it goes into the drain. If this is clear then you would have to de-install the entire unit and pull the whole unit out. After you have pulled the entire unit out then you would go to the other end of the drain line and remove this as well and assure that nothing is blocked in that side of the line as well. Question when you said the pump is working did you mean the sump pump and motor assembly or the drain pump is working if you have not checked the drain pump you can remove the drain pump and bench test the drain pump with a extension cord that you cut off the female end and add a couple electrical c clips or female spade connectors this make this extension into a powered jumper wire so you can remove the drain pump and test the pump outside the unit if you have any further questions message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped when our chat has fully concluded Thanks Rick
Posted on Apr 11, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your dishwasher pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. You can reach the pump from inside the dishwasher, but first you need to remove the lower rack, the spray arm, and the spray arm support.
Look for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller pushes the water toward the drain port. These components make up the pump. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace them.
Drain valve and/or solenoid Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water.
Other dishwashers simply reverse the direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.
Belt One brand of dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump. If this belt is broken or has fallen off, replace it.
Motor If the motor isn't turning or working, the unit won't drain. First check to be sure you have power to the dishwasher. If not, see the section "It doesn't work at all." If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may need to be replaced.
Some dishwashers are susceptible to getting stuck if you don't run them regularly. If you haven't run the dishwasher for more than a week, you may need to manually spin the motor to free it up. If the motor is defective, you need to replace it. Dishwasher motors can't be serviced.
Posted on May 28, 2009
There probably is something in the pump... sometimes you can take the drain hose off the sink end and run water backwards into the dishwasher and dislodge the problem...
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
remove the kick panel below the door, place a pan, etc under where the drain hose connects to the drain extension tube, and slide the clamp back some so you can slide the hose off of the extension tube (white plastic tube) and drain any excess fluid into the aforementioned pan, etc., then unscrew the extension tube and check for plugs, or restrictions.
the sump may also be pluged beneath the strainer assembly, and that requires removing the lower spray arm, the water tube that runs up the inside back of the unit, and the upper parts of the assembly below them to access the drain/pump sump area.
last but not least the impeller is jamed and might be able to be freed by removing whatever has lodged within there..
ya never know...
best of luck,
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
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draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or
drain pump. Check the drain hose for any visible clogging, remove if present.
If no visible lint is present then remove then turn off the dishwasher and remove
the drain hose and check for any visible clogging. If still not visible then
the drain filter or drain pump is clogged and you'll need to clean the drain
filter and drain pump. Also, check for any food pieces stuck near the pump
Please note that
dishwashers don't drain out the complete water such that heating element
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