Question about Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1250RE Built-in Dishwasher
I own a Frigidaire dishwasher model #FDB1250RES. I stopped using it because it wasn't getting my dishes clean. There was a soap film all over my dishes, so I've been hand washing dishes. I turned on my garbage disposal while I was cleaning up after dinner and heard dripping. I looked down and noticed water dripping out of my dishwasher. I opened it up and saw the bottom filled with water. My husband cleaned out the dishwasher and filter and made sure all the connections were secure. We ran the dishwasher again and all of the water drained, but there was still some residue at the bottom. Can you please tell me what could be the problem? Thank you!
Most dishwasher have a check valve at the pump to prevent water from backing into the dishwasher. If the pump is electric there is a rubber flat that may be gone or not working properly. If that is the case you need to replace the pump. If the pump is part of the motor assembly then the pump and motor will need to be replaced. One other thing to make sure of is that you have the drain hose looped to the top od the dishwasher and then to the disposal conection. Its called a drain loop and all dishwashers should have it. Good Luck
Posted on Jul 12, 2007
The first thing you need to do is check how the dishwasher drain hose is routed. Before it connects to the garbage disposal it should go up higher than the bottom of the sink. Since water always runs down hill, it can not get into the dishwasher drain line if the drain line is higher than the water level in the sink.
Posted on Oct 05, 2010
Turn off the power source to the garbage disposal. Take the drain hose from the dishwasher off the connector going to the disposal (if connected). Insert a flat blade screwdriver in the drain hose fitting and tap a few times with a hammer. The plastic plug will pop off inside the garbage disposal. Reach inside from the top of the disposal to retrieve the plastic plug. Sometimes you have to use a little force to tap the plug out. Hope this helps you.
Posted on Apr 08, 2008
There should be an overload button somewhere on the bottom of the disposal motor. This is to prevent the motor from trying to run if the chopping blades are jammed, otherwise the motor would burn up.
First, try to move the blades with something like a broom handle. Using a flashlight you should be able to see the blades. there's probably three of them. try to make sure each one can move even a little bit.
Next, with the disposal switch in the off position, find the overload button and push it in, Then turn on the disposal switch and see if it runs. If the overload button trips off again, repeat the above steps until the blades can turn.
Let me know how this goes. Loringh
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
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