Danby Dishwashers - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

Sounds like it was in a flood.
I'd sure try to send it back.
Be blessed.

Danby DDW1899WP... | Answered on Jun 16, 2020

When the dishwasher is new, it’s harder to open. There is no button, just the handle. Pull hard and it will open.

Danby... | Answered on Jun 16, 2020

When the drain motor turns on for a Danby dishwasher, it sounds like a buzzer. This is normal

Danby DDW497W 22... | Answered on Jun 16, 2020

Hey Derrick,

According to the manual:


The most likely cause is the appliance not being leveled properly. Apart from that, I have found no useful information.

If you have a smart phone, try using one of the various, 'Surface Level' apps which will allow you to set your phone on the top of the appliance and then adjust the level until the bubble is centered in the crosshairs.

Hope this helps.

Danby DDW497W 22... | Answered on Jun 06, 2020

the problem has not been resolved. does not drain.

Danby 22 in.... | Answered on May 17, 2020

Was it working before, and now has stopped working? If so, it sounds like it has poor water circulation. It might be caused by a leak. If you have not noticed a leak, it might be clogging due to hard water deposits. Do you live in a region with hard water?

Danby DDW497W 22... | Answered on May 17, 2020

Hello there:
the kenmore countertop dishwasher start around 250.00 and go up to about 450.00 ok
best regards mike

Danby B001615WSM... | Answered on May 17, 2020

It go’s in the soap dispenser located inside the door. Be sure to close it’s lid after adding detergent.

Danby... | Answered on May 17, 2020

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Danby DDW497W 22... | Answered on Jan 15, 2020

Perhaps it has an electric lock that locks the door whilst it is running to prevent you getting scalded by the hot water whilst it is running.
If so, perhaps that latch is broken, or the control is broken, causing this.
Try disconnecting the electricity and see if it will then open.
God bless your efforts,

Danby... | Answered on Dec 31, 2019

I realize the above question is almost 4 years old, but I am sure others are still having this problem. My Danby was behaving the same way: drying cycle light would flash like it was having a myocardial infarction, and the cycle would stop. I could only get the light to stop flashing by turning the unit off. What you didn\'t say above is what happens then: everything most likely returns to normal-- or at least, so it seems. I have now had this happen to me two times in a row with my Danby 1899WP. Each time the machine has started up just fine, drains water out, loads in fresh water, and begins the wash cycle, only to freeze up with that damn flashing red light on the dry cycle and the dishes not clean. I have owned it for about two months, and so far this is my only complaint. I am running it again right now, for the third time, and we shall see what that light does now.... Will report back afterward!

Danby DDW1899WP... | Answered on Jun 23, 2019

Wash pump went out. Drain pump still works.
Not enough water. Improper water fill.

Danby... | Answered on Mar 26, 2019

Your danby dishwasher has 2 motors. One for draining and one for washing. Sounds like your washing pump went bad since u said water goes in and out

Danby DDW497W 22... | Answered on Mar 21, 2019

If it says just pull up then you do just that, it is likely rusted on.

Danby 22 in.... | Answered on Mar 03, 2019

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.

Danby 22 in.... | Answered on Feb 24, 2019

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