Question about Dishwashers
My disherwasher is not draining ,do i have to take it apart to clean a screen or something?
To clean the drain on the inside of the tub area you must take the upper and lower racks out first. The lower just slides out and the upper needs the plastic end caps removed from the guides. Next are the two Phillip head screws from the water tube that distributes water to the middle and upper spray arms. This just snaps into the tube behind the lower spray arm. Removal of the lower spray arm is a little tricky. Hold the spray arm and with a pair of needle nose pliers turn the spayed sticking up in the middle of the top of the lower spray arm clock wise. Careful, the spayed piece is plastic. Yes you will think it is the other way but it is not. Remove the lower spray arm. There are (4) four # 20 Torx™ head screws that need to be removed. This will remove the water shed cover. Then there is a #15 Torx™ head screw that covers the waste disposal auger and disposal screen. That is where the clog usually is on the inside of the machine making it not drain properly. I would clean all of the pieces and reassemble in reverse. After that you should run the machine twice and listen to make sure that the water is filling and draining properly. This will also remove all the built up soap residue from it not draining properly.
I had the paper from tea bags, a couple of pieces of un-popped pop corn, a tooth pick, two twist ties from bread and a Barbie necklace clogging my machine. Imagine that!
Posted on Mar 17, 2010
Since water doesn't drain out ,it could be a clogged in the drain line. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. You should remove this line and clear it form any debris in the hose or the hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again. Good luck!
Posted on Sep 13, 2007
Where is the selonoid located for draining
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
Do what dovi says, had the same problem, the repair man wanted 159.00 to fix it, but when I said I did'nt have that much to pay, he showed my daughter where the hose connected and how to fix it, she took it off, cleaned it out, and voila! fixed my 2 year old GE Naut. Dishwasher.
Posted on Nov 07, 2007
Ultra dishwasher: once dishes dryed, I open the door to unload them; once door is completely opened, drops of water are on my floor; drops are coming from the steam vent area. How do I fix this problem? Thanks
Posted on Jul 07, 2010
I cleaned out the drain exit...not the hose but where the hose connects. found all kinds of debris. I used the baster cleaner. (thin brush used for cleaning out the large syringe you use to baste a turkey).
Anyways works geat now!
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
I washed my dishes , went to unload them and there is water in tub....i went to drain tub but i have no power. I checked with meter and there is power to dishwasher. What should I check next? thanks,
Posted on Sep 29, 2011
Dishwasher 665.13672k601 kenmore ultra
no power. only two lights go on. high temp and timeds dry. looking for a control panel. do you have a part #
Posted on Jul 09, 2011
It can also be a stuck selonoid valve. Some dishwashers have them and open to allow water to drain. If they fail, it is usally in the closed position. Power is applied to open the valve. I checked it with the volt meter and it showed it had failed. I replaced one a few years back on a Kenmore unit in about 20 minutes. The part was not that expensive. If you check the drain line, and all is well there, the solenoid valve would be my next place to check.
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
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Will the dish washer spray water during the wash cycle? If no it could be the pump motor. The motor will run in the opposite direction to drain the washer. If it spays water it could be a clog in the drain hose or the connection to the drain (on newer units) or garbage disposal (on older units). Remove the hose from the drain and place it into a large bucket to see if it drains during unit operation (stop the washer if the bucket fills). if it does clean the connection to the drain or the garbage disposal hole. If not make sure the hose is free from obstructions. If the above checks out then check for voltage on the pump connection with a volt meter. You may be able to visually inspect the pump or listen for the vibration of the pump during the draining operation. If you have voltage the pump is defective or the internal garbage disposal (found on newer units only) is clogged or damaged.
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