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Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« on: January 10, 2013, 10:41:55 AM »
Hi All,
 

I am having a problem with my Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO dishwasher not completely draining. I have removed and cleaned all filters and even took apart the sump assembly and find no obstructions. I also removed the drain hose from the garbage disposal and there is no obstruction there either. I was able to run a rinse only cycle with the drain host removed and the pump is removing some water, but after the complete cycle, there is still water standing in the bottom of the dishwasher. If I open the door and push the cancel button and then shut the door it forces another drain cycle and more water is removed. I did this once more and all but a little water in that can be seen in the bottom of the large particle filter is removed.


I first thought that the problem was the drain pump but now I am not so sure. The water is draining, but it does not drain all of the water on only one drain cycle.
 

Any ideas on what might be causing this problem would be much appreciated. Also, if anyone has access to a service manual for this model, I would like to get a copy.
 

Thanks,
 
Stan

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 12:34:40 PM »
It could be a faulty drain pump motor. If the impellers are chewed up, or inside the housing, it won't flow well.

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 02:47:30 PM »
You can disassemble the drain pump for inspection.
There may be a clog or bad impeller in the pump.
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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 02:59:48 PM »
If you are sure there are no clogs or restriction in the drain line the replace the pump, part # 5304475636
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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013, 09:23:43 AM »
Thanks everyone for the feedback.  My suspicion was the drain pump as well.  I ordered one already and will pick it up today.  Hopefully this will solve the problem.  If not, I am sure I will be back here asking for more help.

Thanks again.

Stan :thanks:

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013, 09:26:34 AM »
Let us know if the new pump solves the problem.   O0
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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 11:22:52 AM »
Well, I installed the new pump and things seemed to be working fine until this weekend.  Water is standing in the bottom of the dishwasher.  I tried running it through the rinse only cycle and after a minute canceling the operation.  When I did this previously it would cause the water to pump out.  I could not get the pump to engage at all.  Any ideas?

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 08:32:14 PM »
Hose plugged ?Drain hose.

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2013, 02:46:08 PM »
My 5 year old Frigidaire d/w (model number unknown) does not drain dry at the end of the last rinse cycle. I speculate that the engineers wanted water to remain in the bottom of the washer compartment to steam when the drying element comes on during the drying cycle thereby providing steam sterilization of the contents. After the dishwasher completes the end of cycle and is off, I can manually pump out the remaining water by pressing the start button twice and stopping the pump out by pressing the same button. I believe this is a deliberate feature. Also, I would further speculate that some water remaining in the washer cabinet keeps seals leak free.

But, I am no expert so comments are welcome and solicited.   :popcorn:

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 03:20:32 PM »
Plugged drain hose. Remove and clean.  :D

 

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