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#1 ciucca

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:44 PM

I am stumped on this one. my dishwasher will not drain completely so I did the following: After performing all of these items I noticed the dishwasher drain ok for a few seconds and then stops, but the pump motor keeps running

1) checked and clean the drain tubing into the garbage its clear
2) checked the check valve in the drain hose and it appears to be ok.
3) cleaned out the chopper screen and inside of wash pump housing

After performing all of these items I noticed the dishwasher drains ok for a few seconds and then stops, but the pump motor keeps running. I tried a different working drian pump, and I still have the same problem. Is it possible there is still a clog somewhere in the line before it leaves the cabinet it is installed in? Is there some other place it can be clogged I am not aware of? I tend not to believe it is a clog, since I see water discharged into the garbage disposal full stream for a few seconds before it stops. Anybody have any Idea what could be wrong? This happens with the original pump and the test pump I know is working I tried.

Edited by ciucca, 29 February 2012 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:25 PM

When you tried another drain pump, was it a new one or from another machine?

Monitor the voltage to the drain pump during a pump out to make sure it's being supplied with 120vac the entire time. If so, the drain pump could still be bad, seen em go flakey where it sounds like they're running but they're binding up from a bad bearing or gookus caught in the impeller. Drain pump part link ==> http://www.repaircli...8558995/1422749

If all that's good, then for the money and fuss, just replace the drain hose ==> http://www.repaircli...269144A/1489097

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:43 PM

Thanks for the advice, but.. I just went back and pulled the rubber check valve under the chopper housing. Turns out there was a pistachio shell stuck behind it, and it was also gunked up pretty good. I removed it ran the drain and all the water pumped out. I put the rubber check vavle back and still works, drains completely. No one in my family ever rinses their dishes before putting in the DW, so I guess I will know what to look for the next time this happens. I truely feel like Homer, time for a Duffs!

Thanks for the quick response.

Edited by ciucca, 29 February 2012 - 08:45 PM.


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:39 PM

Mmmmmmmm ! Pistachio's ............................
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:45 PM


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:48 PM

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