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Dishwasher won't drain.Leaves several inches of water in bottom of unit after cycle is complete

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Check for blockages in the base of the dishwasher under filter etc.
Also make sure the kitchen drain is clear and if you have garbage disposer run it prior to running the dishwasher.

Also need to confirm if the dishwasher pump is actually operating during the drain cycle. If the pump is faulty then it will not drain. Provide full model number of dishwasher if you need further assessment of the problem. Good luck.

Posted on Aug 30, 2011

  • Anna M. Schmitz Nov 10, 2011

    I Have a Tappan Frigidaire Dishwasher Model #61-1072-10 I have checked for blockage and it is free, but it will not drain. If it is the pump, do you have parts?

  • Sam Nov 11, 2011

    Most likely you need to get inside and check the impeller assembly (item 3 in diagram).
    The unit works from a single motor which changes direction to allow for wash cycle or drain cycle.
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