Question about Danby 22 in. DDW396 Free-standing Dishwasher
The dishwasher seems to be missing its drain cycle. When it finishes the wash cycle, instead of the water gushing out into the sink, nothing happens at all. The water stays in the bottom of the washer. I've unscrewed the hoses and they are not blocked or anything, so the problem is in the machine itself.
If you remove the cover, you will discover that there are two motors inside. The larger one on the right runs to fill the machine and spray the water during washing. The smaller one on the left drains it. Oiling this motor, or manually actuating it by spinning the wheel between cycles may solve your problem.
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
Open the dishwasher, remove dishes and dishrack. Remove the cleanable filter on the bottom. Get your hand down in the drain area (which is submerged in water at this point) and feel around the inside edge. Towards the front right you will feel the exit point for the drain, which is a small hole with plastic grate kind of feel, this is probably clogged up with stuff. Clean that off (I've sometimes had to use a fork to pry bits of gunk out of the grate.) Even when it's clean it won't start draining because it is a mechanical system that only opens during the drain phase of a cycle. So close the front, attach the hose to the faucet and start a cycle. If you successfully cleared up the clog then it should drain. Once I have it draining I usually push it forward through a couple of cycle changes so it drains and refills and drains a few times. Then I put the filter back on, the rack back in, load it up with dishes and get back to washing.
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
I had the same problem, i oiled the motor on the pump and thought i had fixed it because it started working. got it all back together and it didnt work. so opened it up again and found that on the bottom of the dishwasher there is a spade connection for the heat element. it has two white wires attached to it and it is one side of the heat element im thinking its like the neutral side but aparently there is enough current going through it because it had gotton hot and the wires were barely connected. went to hardware and bought a new connector, make sure it is a hardened one not the cheepy ones, remade the connections and it has worked fine sence.
Posted on Sep 27, 2012
Simple repair. Remove cover screws front, sides and back, lift off cover, little motor on left side, give the plastic wheel a spin with your fingers and oil it. If the motor isn't burned out, it will work. Diagrams Sears are handy to see how everything comes apart. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=DDW396W
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
Question is, how do you get to them to oil them? The back, the fron, the inside???? Help please
Posted on Jun 27, 2010
Use this guy's method kurtisdigita.
Thank you so sooooo very much. IT WORKED !!!!!!!!
Just oil the left one.Perfect.alot of screws and watch out for the raw metal(cut my hands to shreds) but,it works and i look like the husband i want to be.
Posted on May 25, 2009
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