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My dishwasher is not draining all the way where is the drain? Maybe it is plugged?

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Dishwasher not draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. Check the drain hose for any visible clogging, remove if present. If no visible lint is present then remove then turn off the dishwasher and remove the drain hose and check for any visible clogging. If still not visible then the drain filter or drain pump is clogged and you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump.

Please note that dishwashers don't drain out the complete water such that heating element doesn

Posted on Oct 26, 2010

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    Daniel Scott Oct 26, 2010

    Hi

    Dishwasher not draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. Check the drain hose for any visible clogging, remove if present. If no visible lint is present then remove then turn off the dishwasher and remove the drain hose and check for any visible clogging. If still not visible then the drain filter or drain pump is clogged and you’ll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump.
    Please note that dishwashers don’t drain out the complete water such that heating element doesn’t overheat.
    Hope this helps… Please post back for any further assistance.

    Daniel

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take your dishwasher out and look for a water at the base of your dishwasher.
If that is a water at the botton base, just dry the water and its ok.
if you dont find water at the botton base inside replace the water level system PN= 263834 at repairclinic.com, item# 935595 for 41.00 and that part goes in the left side of your dishwasher

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SOURCE: Miele G841 Built in. Intake/Drain light on/flashing and the dishwasher just shuts down.

I have the same dishwasher and it will not INTAKE water. This unit does ****. So much for a "smart dishwasher".

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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Hi,
the first things to look for, are the simplist faults.
1:) Check that the Outlet Hose-Pipe Isn,t Blocked-Kinked Or Bent.
2:) Check that the Pump, is not clogged/Blocked or not-functioning.

Hope this helps you start, your fault-finding successfully.

Mike @ Compurepair.

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SOURCE: My ge quiet power 3 dishwasher will not drain

must be a pump

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Dishwasher not draining the water out

hi eddavid,

thank you for using fixya.

with regard to your issue, here is the possible cause. The check valve is worn and letting water back in the tub while it is draining there for not draining all the water out.

Can temporarily be repaired with a cork until i can get a new check valve.

You may also try to restart dishwasher with rinse only and as soon as it starts push reset and it will drain water out.

Going deeper into the appliance, the dishwasher has a rubber flapper style check valve located between the soil collection chamber and the drain line. These go bad and restrict the water from draining out. Also some models have a valve under screen in back called a piston valve if this has debris keeping it from opening and closing or is deteriorated you will need to change this also.Start washer let fill initiate pump out water should exit rapidy into drain if its slow check both items above

Hope this helps, if you have other question, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Regards,

voodoo

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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