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Viking dish washer won't drain

New Viking..just installed was working then it was mounted to it will not drain..ceases about 5 minutes into cycle and pot light blinks

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  • bboyd3 Nov 09, 2008

    I noticed water sitting in the drain hole on the floor. Dont hear the excess water being drained into the disposal at the start of a new cycle.-this is not a sanitary way to start a cycle. We practically put clean items into the dishwasher so there is no overload of biomass. have noticed the pot light blinking as well as the one next to it.a few times.The whole dishwasher has been a dissapointment. It is nearly always smelly it even imparts stink onto the dishes. If not run for a couple of days (with nearly clean dishes in it) the small is sickening. My past dishwashers were Whirlpool and never a stink problem like this.

  • jhodgesatmb Nov 19, 2008

    Our Viking runs really well but doesn't seem to drain all of the water. It clearly drains some. I have cleaned the bottom drain and that doesn't appear to be the issue. I hate to call a service person just to find out it was something I could resolve on my own.


  • leitch505 Dec 30, 2008

    same problem---have tried scooping out water from the bottom---nothing seems to be in the dishwasher drain. cleaned out the air trap today and ran the dishwasher multiple times.....hoping whatever may have be a clog is wahsed out. the smell is sickening. i use gel tabs and wonder if these don't disintegrate??? the top rack always slides out even though legs have been adjusted. this is VERY annoying and jostles dishes. may just have to get a technician here, but am afraid it will work when they are here and not when they leave.

  • yurgyy Apr 05, 2009

    new dishwasher won't drain pot light blinks

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    Still need help----did all of the above---still an inch of water

    and it stinks



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1) is the hose clear/ not kinked or pinched
2) is it hooked up to a garbage disposal..( was the plug removed)
3) can you hear something in the drain pump?

if all is good the let me know there may be more I can help with..

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

  • TBird Eddie Apr 06, 2011

    It's hooked up to an Insinkerator garbage disposal & the plug wasn't removed. It would not drain and ceases about 5 minutes into cycle and pot light blinks. Removed plug from Insinkerator and now works perfectly. Thanks. Eddie (Brooklyn, NY) April 02, 2011



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