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Dishwasher won't drain water

Someone in our family (to remain nameless) used liquid dish soap in the dishwasher and now it won't drain properly.

The Magic Chef we have is built in but the Model number is DU2JV

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The bubbles created by the dish soap could cause poor draining, but I would think it would just cause more of a bubble problem than a draining problem...
Either way, some people would say to throw a cup of vinegar into the wash area, but I prefer to just use water.
Disconnect the drain line from the machine at the sink and route it into a 5 gallon bucket. Drain and fill the machine several times to clear the bubbles out. This will also give you the opportunity to see if the drain problem you state is a machine problem or a drain problem.
Hope this helps,
Kermit

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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