The last couple of cycles, I've noticed that my dishwasher hadn't done as
good a job as usual on a few pieces, but didn't think much of it. Tonight
though, as I'm filling 'er up I happened to notice that there's a bit of
water in the bottom. Just a smidgen, at the lower part of the bottom where
there's a screen, which in theory filters out some of the gunk before it
runs down the pipes.
Does this suggest a clog? If I run my dishwasher now, will I get a flood?
And if it IS a clog, is this a DIY job or is professional help required?
Yeah, that was what I thought, too. Fortunately, I noticed in time to
prevent a major flood. Ended up siphoning out the water. Said the hell with
it, based on age and expected remaining lifespan, and replaced the whole
Dopn't know about all brands but mine turns off the water when it is
full enough. No flood, unless that part is broken too.
When my Kenmore wouldn't pump out, it was a tiny chicken bone in the
air gap. I still don't know how that kept it from pumping, but it
did. it was half of the bone that parallels the big drumstick bone.
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
Dishwasher can get plugged by food. It typically should empty
completely. Remove screen and clean out particles with spoon, or wet
vac. Be sure to run garbage grinder a few befor eyou start the
dishwasher (if you have one) to clean out any food buildup.
My understanding is the small amount of water in the bottom is
designed to keep the internal parts of the pump from drying out.
Operative word is "small"
On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 09:13:00 -0500, "CL (dnoyeB) Gilbert"
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