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Not draining after changing my garbage disposal the DW will not not even hear the pump...

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Cat, did you remove the knockout on the disposer? If not, take a long screw driver where the drain hooks up and give it a whack. Pull the knock-out out of the disposer. It sounds like too much of a coincidence. Catriver.

Posted on Sep 29, 2007


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Is your DW plumbed into the garbage disposal as many are? Or does it have the drain line running into a pvc opening in the sink drain line? Remove the drain line to see if water gushes out. If no or minimal water leaves your drain line from the DW, then the problem is internal in the DW. Most likely cause is a plugged screen at the inside bottom of your DW, or the pump is blocked. Best way to resolve is to get a wetvac and just suck all the water out of the inside before you remove the DW. Otherwise you will have water splashing out on your floor. If you can see the screen is plugged up after doing so, then pull the screen out and then turn the DW on. If operating normally it will go into the pump out mode first before adding any water. Turn off the water to the DW under the sink first to eliminate any concern about adding additional water into an already filled up DW. Good Luck!
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Disconnect the drain hose from your garbage disposal and see if it will drain into a bucket. If it does, how is the flow? Is it just a trickle or a good flow? If it's a good flow, then you have an obstruction in your garbage disposal. If it's a new garbage disposal, did you (or your installer) remember to knock out the plug that's at the end of that drain port???

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The wash cycle starts with the pump running to drain residual water from the tub. Make sure your drain is clear before starting each cycle. I run my garbage disposal with water on for a few seconds before starting the DW. If I don't it won't drain properly with food waste in the disposer basket. You may also need to pull and rinse your drain sump screen (front right corner). Just snap it out and rinse. If your machine doesn't power up at all you'll need to use a sponge to drain the tub

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Do you have an air gap on the top of the sink? Pull off cover and check for debris. From the bottom of each DW to that air gap, hopefully the air gap is higher. Sometimes DW won't drain when they don't have a head to pump against. For instance, my DW is a regular model and from the pump to the air gap is about 3'. That is what ALL models are designed for.

Check for kinks in hose. Follow hose from under each unit and use your logical head thinking (your brain) to see if it gets to a point where it can drain. Does it go to air gap (mounted on sink) then drain by gravity to a wye shaped fitting under your sink? Does it go from the DW to the garbage disposal? To an open site drain?

Check all. And good luck with the units.

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If this is your 1st dishwasher and you have a garbage disposal installed, quite possibly the dw inlet fitting on the disposal still has the knockout in place. Remove the dw drain hose from the disposal and check to see if the knockout has been removed.

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First, check for blockages.

Check the bottom of the washer for any broken glass, paper, plastic etc that can be blocking the drain.

Then check the hose and where it dumps into the homes main drain system.(Typically found under the sink attached to the garbage disposal or drain off the sink basin)

If the garbage disposal is bad or clogged, it can cause the DW to not drain as well.

If you have no blockages, then you likely have a bad pump.

If that's the case, check to see if the unit is under warranty.
If not, it is not uncommon for the cost of replacing a pump to approach the cost of buying a new washer. Especially if the washer is quite old or a near base model.

The parts alone typically cost 60 to 120 bucks. If you have to pay a tech to perform the labor, expect to pay between 175 to 275.

It is much easier to replace a DW than it is to replace the pump. So if you are unfortunate enough to have a bad pump, my advice would be to buy a new washer, and install it yourself.

I will be happy to help you with that as well.
(It's basically two hoses and three wires.)

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When you say that you removed the drain, are you talking about the filter screen and you removed all sediment from previous wash cycles? If so, does your dishwasher drain into and thru a garbage disposal in under your sink? Sometimes that gets clogged and when the DW tries to drain thru that, it just builds up and doesn't empty the DW properly. A quick yet not so painfree check can be to detach the dishwasher drain hose from wherever it is clamped on ( under the sink ) and run the dishwasher thru a cycle //but allow it to drain into a good sized bucket.. If that works OK and you have a good flow .. then chances are your drain system is restricting it from draining.. Conversely, if the DW drains very slowly then there is a good chance your pump, the line into or out of the pump may be clogged or the pump itself is malfunctioning.. Those are the main components to look at..Hoe that helps you !

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check the drain connection.....if it is connected to a garbage disposal make sure the drain plug knock out is removed otherwise the dw will not drain. Also make sure the drain hose is not pinched or kinked.
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