I have a Kenmore dishwasher (model 655) that is not draining the water (during any part of a wash cycle).
I cannot find anything that appears to be blocked (took off the bottom spinning wash blade) and the water inlet switch appears to properly float to let water in. What do I do now?
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Re: kenmore dishwasher (model 655) not draining
When i attend dishwashers that have lost power to some part, i always check for broken wires inside the door skin, the wire harness inside the door skin gets hot and cracks with use when opening the door all the time
after that check the outlet pump which is often a separate part to the main motor, this pump could be faulty electrically
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Most dishwashers get plugged full of bits of food/napkins/broken glass. Suggest removing all trays, look for filters at the bottom. Many videos on YT that show various models, similar for each manufacturer.
I clean mine once a year or so.
If you hear the pump operating during the drain cycle but water is not draining then check for blockages in the filter, drain hose and kitchen drain including inskincerator. If you have done all this and no success then the problem is inside the tub sump. Check the drain pump Item 60 in this diagram
The drain cycle does not complete as the drain pump is not working the pump out the water. So unless the drain level comes down to reset the water level controller the program does not progress further.
So check the voltage during the drain cycle if voltage is present then the drain pump is faulty if not the main controller is faulty.
check to make sure you are getting enough water entering the dishwasher. If you add a liter of water, does the water arm turn then? If so, you may have a faulty water valve that is not allowing enough water to enter to turn the spray arm. Hope that solves it :)