dishwasher won't drain
Posted 26 June 2005 - 07:57 PM
Posted 26 June 2005 - 09:54 PM
Include your brand and model number:
Posted 26 June 2005 - 10:45 PM
Posted 27 June 2005 - 12:00 AM
Posted 27 June 2005 - 12:17 AM
Posted 27 June 2005 - 12:45 AM
Since this is a Whirlpool-built dishwasher, let's jump right to a common troublemaker: the checkvalve.
Posted 27 June 2005 - 07:01 AM
Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:12 PM
On an older model, some state or local plumbing codes require the addition of a drain air gap between a built-in-dishwasher and the home drain system. If a drain is clogged, the drain air gap protects your dishwasher from water backing up into it. Check the drain air gap anytime your dishwasher isn't draining well. The drain air gap is usually located on top of the sink or countertop near the dishwasher. The air gap is an external plumbing device that is not part of your dishwasher. Follow the cleaning instructions provided by the manufacturer. With most types, you lift off the chrome cover. Unscrew the plastic cap. Then check for any soil build-up. Clean if necessary.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 07:36 PM
the first time .. I blamed it an excessive "test" load of meatloaf and stuff / and after much bizaro attempts I guess I dislodged whatever was not draining
but eventually I got my slow drain back ... this time my wife threatened (and I was about to buy a new dishwasher) ... or look at the pump but as its a kenmore with that really hard to get to draining impeller and I knew I couldn't get to it without buying the tool ... I thought I'd just go look for the other possible solutions.
the checkvalve is an amazing thing ... it had a small almost ocean smoothed piece of glass and a little square of plastic in it (these were not supposed to be there)
thanks to you fixit samurai guru! I don't have to shell out $500-$1000 for a new one ... or spend a weekend with my elbows and head inside the old one (but I might be more inclined to do that if it comes to it in the future because me and the "old" ~4 yrs old machine are now such good buddies.
any matter now I can save my hard earned money for other necessities like taking the kids to Chuckie cheese (ha ha ha ... not a chance)
thanks again - hope to someday have to find another thing to fix and enjoy the advice and the enjoyable tone in which it is written.
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