Dishwasher not draining

Reply Sat 20 Dec, 2008 09:35 am
Normally, I would consider something was clogged, or a hose needs to be replaced.

but this is weird.

Normally, whenever I see a wash load has been complete, as indicated by a green light, I push the button that says "Cancel/Drain"

The dishwasher would go into a 2 minute cycle of simply draining off any excess water in the bottom of the unit.

Now, when I push the button, water actually sprays from the arm above, and no draining occurs.

This doesn't make sense to me, as these are 2 different functions.

Why is a totally different part of the dishwasher functioning?
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Reply Sat 20 Dec, 2008 10:36 am
You may have a faulty pump assembly. This would both drain and spray the water.

Not sure what else could be wrong. Does the water drain when in auto mode?
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Reply Sat 20 Dec, 2008 10:45 am
faulty pump assembly. good lead.

yes, it drains in auto-mode, but sometimes not all the water, so I've gotten in the habit of punch drain to make sure it was empty.

How long do dishwashers last anyway?
This one is about 6 years old. I'm wondering if it would be more cost effective to just get a new one.

Wally's leaning that way, also considering the cussing factor of having to install a new pump.

Reply Sat 20 Dec, 2008 04:47 pm
an actual repair would probably cost too much money - cheaper to buy a new one .
any possibility that the washer drain is clogged ?

see for possible remedies :

Reply Sat 20 Dec, 2008 06:10 pm
thanks hamburger

we discussed it, and we decided it's better to get a new one than as you said, go through more trouble than it's worth.

I spent a little time researching, and we're off to Sears tomorrow. I found one that had good reviews, and at a reasonable price.

Yay! The mall on the weekend before Christmas!

Reply Sat 20 Dec, 2008 06:57 pm
chai :
there surely should be some real bargains tomorrow - happy shopping !
you are to be congratulated for giving the economy a push (wondering if any dishwashers are still made in the U.S. ?) .
anyhow , it'll be good for the retail trade .
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