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When I try to drain my dishwasher, it fills up my sink. when the sink drains, my dishwasher fills

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Sounds like you have your dishwasher drain connected directly to your drain under sink and you have a blocked drain. It will function normally once you have removed the block in the sink drain but you should have a the dishwasher drain hose hooked up to a air gap to prevent harmful bacteria from getting in to the dishwasher again in the future. Hope this helps.




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Posted on May 29, 2011

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SOURCE: bosch dishwasher SHX46 won't fill with water

My model is actually a SHX46 but I was able to piece together some advice off of this site. This is what I did. I removed the toe plate and then I soaked up all the water that I could out of the white pan at the bottom. Then I unhooked the water supply line so that I could pull the dishwasher out. Once I got it out, I tipped it forward to drain out the rest of the water. I then unhooked the drain line that was connected to the disposal and cleaned it out with a "Snake line" I then hooked everything back up and it worked. Thanks so much for this website, I know it saved me a ton of $$$$$$$$$.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Stopping the Cancel/Drain Cycle

Disconnect the Drain Hose from the plumbing under the sink and using a bucket hold the hose in the bucket and attempt to drain the dishwasher. If you have a disposal and recently replaced it, the knockout plug may be still inside where the drain hose attaches into the disposal. To determine if it is still there, using a screwdriver, stick the screwdriver into the drain hose hole on the side of the disposer and if you feel blockage then the knockout plug is still in the disposer and will need to come out. To remove the plug use a short screwdriver and a hammer and place the screwdriver into the drain and strike the top of the screwdriver once and the plug should pop out of the disposal. Be careful not to hit the disposal too hard or to damage any plumbing. Reattach the drain hose and you should be all set. When you remove the drain hose if the machine is flashing an error code, go to the circuit breaker box and turn off the breaker for the dishwasher, wait 5 mins and turn it back on. This should reset the board and the machine should operate properly.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: it all started when garbage disposal went out. dishwasher filled

no but keeping hte screens anddrains clear will, no real majic answer here ohter then taking apart and lookin for the blockage

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Dishwasher does not drain, instead drains through overflow valve in sink. No apparent clog seen.

Usually the sink connection is not an overflow, it is the main drain from the dishwasher. It is more likely your s-bend is blocked under the sink- try putting a bucket under it and unscrewing the u-shaped piece and cleaning out (remember don't wash it in that sink while the pipe is off)

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: after washing dishes in the kitchen sink, water

Hi, There is a drain hose under the sink that goes to the dishwasher. Make sure that hose is raised up higher then the drain pipe for you sink. It is just draining into the dishwasher because the drain hose is to low.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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