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Two things can cause this problem:
1. The check valve in your dishwasher may be defective, allowing water and food debris to seep (or run) back into your dishwasher.
2. Your drain hose may not be "mounted up" the way it should be. Look under your sink. Look at how your drain hose is connected to your garbage disposal. If the hose runs down to the floor of your cabinet and into your dishwasher, that is wrong. Instead, it should be mounted up so that water from the sink and garbage disposal would have to flow up first to get into the dishwasher. If you do this, then even if you have a bad check-valve in the dishwasher, it will prevent the problem (or greatly reduce the problem) of dirty water flowing back into your dishwasher.
there should be screws inside the door at the top and sometimes even on the sides depending on the quality of the person who installed it. after removing all the screws turn off electrical breaker in power box. unplug cord if visible under sink. also unhook drain hose and the pull washer out while feeding cord and hose through wall of cabinet.
is a clear evidence of a broken lid switch. Power to the drive motor is
routed through the lid switch during the drain/spin cycle. The machine,
therefore, cannot drain and spin when the lid switch is not working.
The drain pump doesn't work because it is directly coupled to the rear
spline of the motor. Replace the lid switch to address the problem.
Release the console from the top of the cabinet depending on the model of your machine then pull forward and up on the
console and lay it back on the hinges.
Disconnect the lid switch harness connector by pressing on the tab
located in the middle and pulling it up.
The cabinet is attached
to the rear of the washer by
retaining clips. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the turned-up edge
of the clip, located on both sides, and then pry back to release the
clip from the slot in the cabinet.
Open and hold the lid while grabbing
the cabinet front opening then tilt the top of the cabinet toward you by
pulling the cabinet away from the base. This releases the front and
back slots of the cabinet from the tabs in the front and back of the
Using the side of your leg and/or body as a support for the front
of the cabinet, carefully lift up the cabinet and lay the front on a cushioned floor to access the lid switch.
the lid switch ground and mounting screws then release the wire harness
from the metal retainers. Pull the lid switch connector out and install
the new lid switch in reverse order of the removal steps.
Bring the cabinet to the front of the washer then slide the front bottom rail of the cabinet under the rail at the
of the machine then lay down the cabinet into position. Make sure the
slots in the cabinet sit into the tabs at the base of machine.
the lid switch harness then push the retaining clips back down into position
to secure the cabinet to the rear of the machine. Reinstall and secure
the console to complete the repair.
The drain is clogged. Check the strainer at the bottom of your unit. Always rinse your dishes of food before putting them in the washer.
look under the sink cabinet,do you see the drain hose from the D/W? that hose needs to be routed all the way up to the bottomside of the counter top then back down to the disposal. you may need to set a screw into the underside of cabinet and a small piece of wire to hang the hose ,this will solve the problem
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The drain hose is supposed to go from the garbage disposal to a high point under the sink in back to keep the water from gravity draining into the dishwasher when it shuts off. If you look you will see that the hose is laying on the bottom of the sink cabinet. Get a hook and wire it up so you're not washing dishes with water from the disposer. Be sure to run the disposer. if it is clogged with food the dishwasher will not drain, water will back up and drain back into the dishwasher. Also make sure that the pipe exiting the disposer isn't clogged and draining slowly. hhe best solution is to have an air gap that mounts on the sink. It goes between the washer and the disposer to keep this from happening.
Try clearing the air gap (which is the seemingly pointless thing that is near your kitchen faucet.) 1.Take off the shiny metal cover, and you can sometimes twist off the plastic cap, or you may need to use needle nose pliers to push in the tabs that hold it in. You may or may not see debris in the tube that is in the air-gap. 2. Now what you need to do is take a clear glass and put it over the air-gap with part of the glass hanging over the edge of the sink, you may want to put a towel around the other side of the glass to keep the water from going all over the counter, turn the dishwasher off then on again and select "rinse and hold". If there is any thing in the line it will come out. 3.If not you may need to take out the filter in the bottom of the dishwasher and on the left hand side in the sump area there is a small, (usually yellow) cap that covers the drain motor impeller that can usually be pulled towards the center/right by hand, if not with needle nose pliers. You will need to vacuum out the water with a wet/dry vacuum or towels. If none of this works, let me know and I will go over some more uncommon draining problems.
think i would call viking back and ask for refund of inspection fee and go by the bad switch scenerio the electrician said new fan that would be considered flaws in workmanship in most states dont know where you are located but pretty much same anywhere most inspectors for these companies always try to blame problems off on installers hold your ground and make them fix it and refund that" inspection " fee I've been doing electrical work for several (20+) years it takes longer than 5 minutes to troubleshoot something like that good luck