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Dishwasher Not Draining? Check the Garbage Disposal First If your dishwasher isn't draining properly, the first thing you should check is the garbage disposal. If the garbage disposal is clogged, it can cause the dishwasher to back up and not drain properly. To clean the garbage disposal, use a plunger to try to dislodge any clogs. If that doesn't work, you can also try using a plumbers' snake to clear the obstruction. If neither of these methods works, you may need to call a plumber to clear the clog.

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My Bosch dishwasher is not draining properly and shows an error sign of EO4...I have made sure the impeller is clear.

Check your drain hose, especially where it goes into your garbage disposal. Also, if you got a new garbage disposal, make sure the plug has been knocked out in the dishwasher drain port.
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my dishwasher isn't draining. The garbage disposal is hooked up separately.

Is sink drain line clogged?
Disconnect drain line at sink tailpiece and lower down to see if water inside dishwasher drains.
Call serviceman to clear clog in dishwasher hose, or repair dishwasher pump motor.

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bosch dishwasher does not drain

Here are some steps you can take when your dishwasher does not drain:

First, check the dishwasher filter and make sure it isn't clogged.Your owner's manual will have simple instructions on how to access and clean your dishwasher's filter.

Next, check the drain hose. Does it look flattened or kinked? Do you see any sharp bends? If so, straighten out the hose with your hands and manipulate it so that it regains its rounded shape.

If your dishwasher drains through the garbage disposal, try running the garbage disposal for a bit to process and clear any food. If that does not get the machine draining, you may have a deeper clog. However, most drain hoses clog either at the main household sink drain line connection or the garbage disposal connection.

Does your dishwasher spray your dishes, but it does not advance to the next stage and drain the dirty water? The timer controls the start of the draining process, so you may need an entirely new timer or a new motor for the timer. Repair service is recommended.

In some dishwashers, standing water is caused by a valve that fails to open and allow the water to drain out. This valve is controlled a solenoid that the timer controls. A malfunctioning solenoid could be the problem.

For more troubleshooting tips, see Diswasher not draining. I hope this helps!
Oct 08, 2012 • Dishwashers
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dishwasher won't run. Worked yesterday, checked curcuit breaker, ok. water is in the bottem of washer but below the float level.

First, check the dishwasher filter and make sure it isn't clogged. Your owner's manual will have simple instructions on how to access and clean your dishwasher's filter.

Next, check the drain hose. Does it look flattened or kinked? Do you see any sharp bends? If so, straighten out the hose with your hands and manipulate it so that it regains its rounded shape.

If your dishwasher drains through the garbage disposal, try running the garbage disposal for a bit to process and clear any food. If that does not get the machine draining, you may have a deeper clog. However, most drain hoses clog either at the main household sink drain line connection or the garbage disposal connection.

Does your dishwasher spray your dishes, but it does not advance to the next stage and drain the dirty water? The timer controls the start of the draining process, so you may need an entirely new timer or a new motor for the timer. Repair service is recommended.

In some dishwashers, standing water is caused by a valve that fails to open and allow the water to drain out. This valve is controlled a solenoid that the timer controls. A malfunctioning solenoid could be the problem.

For more troubleshooting tips and solutions, see Dishwasher not draining. I hope this helps!
Sep 27, 2012 • Kenmore 665
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WATER IN MY DISHWASHER

my dishwasher did the same thing last week and it was the garbage disposal. I had to run the garbage disposal and clear it out and then reach my hand in the dishwasher to check for any items blocking the drain. I had nothing and clearing out the garbage disposal did the trick.
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