Problem with my dishwasher not draining at all.....
So Im not sure If I have the air gap thing. casue I have a disposal and I have a spary hose aslso.. well like 4 days ago my dishwasher was fine. and then I ran a wash but I opened it to grab something out and then I did it again . and when the cycle was done I went to empty the dishwasher and there was water all on the bottum. well I scooped it all out . then I checked the kictchen drain hose and it was fine. then I ran another cycle.. oh I also blew into the hose that runs from the dishwasher to the sink thingy and nothing happened. so im confused please help .
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Re: problem with my dishwasher not draining at all.....
It sounds like you have connected your dishwasher to a garbage disposal.
Check to see that the drain hose runs through a hole in the bottom/back of your cabinet, then up to the top of the cabinet, then is connected to the drain on the garbage disposal. (The reason that you run your drain up to the top of the cabinet is: This is called an air gap, and helps keep a little water in the drain line, which will prevent sewer gases from entering your dishwasher.)
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Re: problem with my dishwasher not draining at all.....
Has this Dishwasher ever drained at all?
In installations the need to have a drain line attached to a disposal system is top on the list, how ever some times the connection is made but a small plug in the disposal on the inside of the wall of the grinding chamber has to be knocked out to allow for proper draining of the dishwasher water.
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I would check for obstruction in the drain hose.Take the drain hose off the garbage disposer hold it as low as you can over a pan or bucket and see if the dishwasher will drain centrifugally.If it does I would assume the pump is bad or disconnected.Possibly a utensil jamming it.
cycle the dishwasher, and after it fills with water, dump 6 cups of bleach in there and let it contunue. just before it starts to drain, stop it and let it sit for an hour. restart dishwasher and let it cycle thru.
remove the entire drain hose from the air gap and be sure it is clear, also the dishwasher drain should be going to your disposal, if you chose to use the air gap it should be connected from d/w to air gap then to disposal, todays dishwashers dont need an air gap.
HI.This is a drain issue. check the following areas for faults.
1. Air gap / Drain hoses If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.
If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.
Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.
Ok, if the hoses are ok and not clogged, this will confirm a major issue that concerns the drain assembly or pump impeller.
You must have your dishwasher connected directly to the garbage disposal and not through an air gap. What is happening is when you disposal fills with water it is siphoning through the drain hose back to the dishwasher. If you sink has a spare hole on the deck install air gap and run dishwasher drain through air gap first. Otherwise make sure you run Garbage disposal often so that water does not get slowed and build up inside.
take the air gap apart and clean it out. also clean hose from air gap to garbage disposal.. if the garbage disposal is new take it down and remove the plug where the drain hose from the air gap connects to it..
Some water, usually one to two cups, remaining in the bottom of the tub is normal. However, if water is covering the bottom of the tub, the dishwasher is not draining properly.
Check for paper or large objects covering or blocking the sump area in the rear of the tub.
Make sure that the right type and amount of detergent is used:
Using the wrong type or too much detergent can cause sudsing that can
prevent the dishwasher from draining. Only detergent specifically
designed for automatic dishwashers such as Electrasol®, Cascade® or Cascade Complete® should be used. If you find suds in the dishwasher.
Check disposer plug.
If a garbage disposer has been recently installed, it is possible the
disposer drain plug was not removed. The drain plug is a plastic piece
in the disposer that blocks the hole where the dishwasher hose
Please consult the Owner's Manual.
Download a free copy
of the Owners Manual and/or Installation Instructions. In the
Installation Instructions, will be the procedure for removal of the
drain plug. You may also check with the installer.
Be sure the kitchen sink drain is not clogged.
The dishwasher typically drains into the kitchen sink drain or a
garbage disposer. If the dishwasher drains into a garbage disposer, run
the disposer to clear the drain system. Do not put hands into the garbage disposer. Serious injury could result.
You should always turn on your garbage disposer prior to running the
dishwasher to clean out any food or debris within the drain system.
Check drain hose where it connects below the sink for blockage or a kink in the hose.
New dishwashers come with a white corrugated drain hose, which should
be used. Re-using old, worn out drain hoses may promote kinking and
blockage. If it is neccessary to extend the length of the corrugated
drain hose, be sure the total length does not exceed 120 inches and the
extention used is not kinked or crushed. See your dishwasher
installation instructions for details.
Check the air gap if one is installed. It could be clogged.
An air gap (not part of the dishwasher) is usually located on top of
the sink. Some state or local plumbing codes require the use of an air
gap between the built-in dishwasher and the drain system of the home.
This plumbing device is used to prevent the possibility of back flow
into the dishwasher in the event of a clogged drain system. This item
is not a part of the dishwasher and, therefore, the dishwasher warranty
does not cover costs related to cleaning or repairing a drain air gap.
Typical air gaps are easy to inspect and clean. Be sure the dishwasher latch is in the OFF
position or unlatched prior to removal of the drain air gap cover.
Simply lift off the cover (usually chrome, could plastic) and unscrew
or unsnap (depending on type of air gap) the plastic cap below. Remove
any material that may have accumulated and replace the plastic cap and
chrome cover. This simple procedure should be followed any time the
dishwasher fails to drain properly.
Sometimes perceived "no drain" problems are not
"no drain" problems at all, but back flow of water from the sink or
some other device into the dishwasher:
If you notice dirty water building up over time in the bottom of the dishwasher and do not have an air gap,
make sure you have a high drain loop. A high drain loop is created when
the drain hose is makes a loop at least 18 inches above the floor.
Usually this is accomplished by attaching the drain hose to the
underside of the countertop. Without a high drain loop or air gap,
dirty water from the sink can flow into the dishwasher. The high drain
loop prevents back flow of water from the drain into the dishwasher if
an air gap is not installed.
View a short video about a high drain loop: Play Video