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Re: My older hot[point dishwasher will not drain why?
Clogged drain or faulty pump would not cause the appliance to leak which it is if understand correctly.
if amount of water is considerable, then it is likely a perished pipe or similiar.
older hotpoints do not have a base so tilt it and have a look
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Do you find water left in the dishwasher bottom at cycle end???? It sound like your drain line is partially or completely blocked or possibly a bad drain pump depending on model. If it can't drain completely it can't refill with hot water. That will also explain an increase in the cycle time. Some dishwasher add time because it is trying to heat the water up. Its a loosing battle if the water isn't partially hot to begin with.
The drain line is clogged, unplug. Remove the back panel being very careful not to cut yourself or damage the evaporator. Remove the ice not sharp or pointed objects for this, just hot water. Lay towels down and start pouring hot water until you hear it go down the drain.
Whenever an appliance does operate its pumps/valves heaters correctly for part of a cycle then doesnt at another point, it is a problem with the controller of the sequence in the cycle.. On older devices this can be a rotating knob that slowly runs to end of cycle triggering events as it turns, by tripping blade switches near the rotating item. On these the switch trigger points can be inspected and sometimes repaired. On newer items the cycle is controlled electronically, and you have to replace the whole control unit, which is usually a large expensive part that includes the display and all buttons. Try getting a used control unit from Ebay and swapping it out, or consider replacing the whole appliance.
Possibly something stuck/jammed in the wash or drainpropeller, remove filter mesh at the bottom of the dishwasher. Remove any debris jammed near the propeller caution there may be glassor debris near or where the water drains-out.Removeand clean the spray arms, they may have food debris jammed, rinse in hotrunning waterMaintainerWash Runa wash with a tablespoon of powder, without any dishes on the hottest settinge.g. intensive, 65C, if you have a 70C this will be more effective.Loaddishes and re-check
Hello, How long has your dishwasher been do this? Have you washed dish's in
it? Also, these German made dishwasher run on less than 2 1/2 gallons of
water. These German manufactured dishwasher machines run really quite. Because
of the German water conservancies laws. They limit the amount of water
dishwasher and washing machine can use. Also, there is no storage hot water
system in there homes, it on demand hot water. You can't hear the motor running
and about the only thing one can hear is maybe the water washing the dishes.
Now, the water at the bottom of the dishwasher, if the drain isn't connected
up under is the sink drain and trap area or the garbage disposable in the sink.
but some place lower on the drain pipe. You will not have a spiffing effect on
the the bottom of the dishwasher, it the same with washing machines. One the
discharge pump starts sucking air, it will not drain the dishwasher. The siffen
effect works if the water is below the outlet for the drain. Example: Home owner
have the new washing running and continue fill with water. Why, because the
drain pipe end is below the the bottom of the washing machine tub. It fill up
with water and siffen action continues emptying the tube will it still filling.
One heck of a water bill.
I had similar problem and it ended up being a clog at the point where the drain hose meets the garbage disposal. I had to unhook the hose and clean out the food that had accumulated (horrible smell). You may have to stick a screwdriver into the garbage disposal hole where the hose fits and clean the food out there also. Then put the hose into a bucket and run a few cycles to ensure the hose is free.
Your drain/waste line under the sink is clogged with grease and soap scum.
Remove the P-trap and connecting drain lines, route out the drain and lines.
If you have a air gap mounted on the sink, clean that too.
either you have a blockage inside the drain hose at the attach point under the sink , or possibly somehting stuck in the drain pump itself, preventing proper drainage, the drain pump is acessible form underneath, usually mounted ti the right side of dishwasher, "unplug first HOT WIRES"