Dishwasher won't drain

Hello, 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?
--Al
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Since you say it isn't clogged, this probably won't help you... When mine wouldn't drain I took everything apart and found some white plastic clogging it. Good luck.
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Well...when I blow into it, the water goes up into the air from the inside of the tub. Maybe blowing into the hose is not a good way to determine if it is stopped-up or not.
--Al

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mabee some peas are stuck in the drain holes
Al Davis wrote:

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You should never pee in the dishwasher.
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Al Davis wrote:

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Model# is ? http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html Some model# helps.

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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 is.
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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The Model # is DW703W (Jenn-air).
Thanks, Al

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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.
http://www.applianceaid.com/drain_wash.html *Some* draining tips/info.
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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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 drumstick.)
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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says...

That has been my experience too. If that anti-siphon air gap on the sink clogs, then the dishwasher wont drain. It's the first thing to check, and its easy to clean.
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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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