I have a dishwasher that won't drain all of the water from the bottom of the
tub. It is about 10 yrs. old and this never happen until now. The brand is
Jenn-air. The relay solenoid switch does work and the drain valve do open.
However, there is still too much water on the bottom of the tub. The drain
hose don't seem to be clogged because I can blow in it with no problem. Does
anyone knows what the problem may be with this situation?
Model# is ?
Some model# helps.
May or may not mean much, sometimes a piece of plastic will flip-flop
around blocking and not blocking the flow.
We will probably learn some more once we see what style of a d/w this
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Closest that I could get to work was DW701W
Sideways motor style motor and pump assembly. ( Eeek! )
Lots of problems with the plastic flapper/mechanism arms breaking on
these causing draining issues. There is no easy check/test...each area
must be checked and eliminated. Loose/broken pump impellor, drain
flapper not opening up 100%, pump entrance screen restricted with
gookus, drain hose is restricted with gookus, fill valve not 100%
shutting off and weeping in some water all the time.
*Some* draining tips/info.
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In alt.home.repair on Mon, 14 Mar 2005 20:43:14 GMT "Al Davis"
After checking, I thought mine wasn't clogged either, but I finally
checked the whachamacallit (the air break?), the thing on the sink
that keeps it from siphoning (aha, the anti-siphon thing). And I
found a small chicken bone in it. (Part of the thin small bone from a
How this kept it from emptying I don't know, since the water passage
was much bigger, but once I removed it, it worked fine.
Mine is a Kenmore btw, but I think the more important similarity would
be your having the anti-siphon thing. I pulled the chrome cover off,
and then unscrewed some white piece of plastic, and found the bone
inside that iirc.
BTW, while looking for the problem, I tested it, a couple minutes at a
time, over and over, and the heater heated the water over and over,
and it finally melted something that I had washed in the dish washer
many times. Because the water was hotter than it ever was before.
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I have the same problem. The solution that I come across is to hang the
water-discharge-hose as high as possible in order to avoid back flow or
something. The other solution is to add a back flow prevention valve or
something like that. Honestly, I have not tried these myself.
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