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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 05:11:20 PM »
You should never see standing water in the bottom after the cycle is finished. There always is some water left in the pump but not visible to the consumer. A problem I find a lot these days are grease blockages when the drain hose is hooked to the disposal. I use a piece of 5/16 plastic tubing and run it down the hose to clear it. You also should not see water in the dry cycle. Hard to dry dishes if you are steaming them at the same time.

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2013, 08:39:44 PM »
sounds like its the drain hose-remove it completely and check for obstructions!

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 12:24:14 PM »
You should never see standing water in the bottom after the cycle is finished. There always is some water left in the pump but not visible to the consumer. A problem I find a lot these days are grease blockages when the drain hose is hooked to the disposal. I use a piece of 5/16 plastic tubing and run it down the hose to clear it. You also should not see water in the dry cycle. Hard to dry dishes if you are steaming them at the same time.

I have no disposal. The d/w drain line is plumbed to the sink drain and is free flowing with no back pressure or obstruction and has always been so. The d/w has always had visible water in the tub at the end of the rinse cycle, before heated dry cycle begins. Where should I start looking to insure proper pump out? Timer possibly? Is the FDB1050REM2 a mechanical timer or are there electronic controls in this model? Does the pump get clogged on this model? Will removing the strainer and screens expose the pump impeller or is disassembly of the d/w required to expose the pump impeller and chamber?

My wife has always postulated that the d/w washer was supposed to pump out dry at the end of the last rinse cycle. If she is correct, and I now suspect she is, I'm gonna take quite a beating (verbally, that is)   :tickedoff:. So, I am preparing an extended trip alone on the BMW to give her some cool down time.  :embarassed:
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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 10:06:03 PM »
is your drain hose anchored towards the top of the sink before going down to the dw?

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 02:27:20 PM »
Hi All,

I pulled the dishwasher last night and removed the drain hose from the disposal and from the drain pump.  I ran some water and air from a compresser through it and removed what looked like a flattened piece of plastic tubing (think a flattened drinking straw only wider and thicker).  Water will flow through the hose but only at a trickle.  The water was just from the kitchen faucet and it was not pressurized at all.  I am thinking that the length of the hose and the up and down winding of it might now allow for a steady flow of water. 

After reassembling the hose I started the dishwasher in rinse only mode and let it fill completely.  After letting the water circulate for a minute or so I opened the door and cancelled the cycle, then shut the door.  In the past this would cause the dishwasher to go through a drain cycle.  This time, the pump did not even start. I checked the electrical connections to the pump and they were all secure.  Is there a separate relay that send power to the pump or is it just part of the main circuit board?  Is there a way that I can force the drain pump to start?  I just replaced the pump less than a month ago, so it shouldn't be the pump (however i suppose it could be).

Lesguns - no the drain hose is not anchored toward the top of the sink.  It never has been attached that way and I have not had this problem before.  I can do that if you think that will help, but I really think there is another problem since the pump will not even start.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Stan

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2013, 05:34:03 PM »
if you have a sink full of water and let it drain out it will go into the dw if hose is not higher than the bottom of the sink.

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2013, 05:51:34 PM »
I have seen a lot of buildup of grease in drain hoses, remove drain hose & flush with hot water to remove grease.

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2013, 06:21:41 PM »
Wire a test cord up to that puppy and dump water in the tub. Not much to it, just a pump and hose. Just had a similar Frigidaire only months old to find the drain hose 100 percent plugged with food/gunk/grease. Cleared and instructed the customer to rinse dishes fully. ANYHOW, these pumps are not very strong, so any restriction will leave water in the tub as the drain cycle time is programmed and the machine does not know there is water still in tub. :D
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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2013, 05:05:02 PM »
You know how dryers have "clean lint filter after every load" embossed on the filter. Sinks ought to have "do not pour grease down the garbage disposal". Of course most of my ideas to improve appliances would take away a lot of my easy money calls.

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Re: Frigidaire FPHD2491KFO will not drain completely
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2013, 12:01:24 PM »
Mack Man Stan was the OP. I posted (impolite of me) and seem to have confused the issue  :oops:. I will start another separate thread dealing with my issue.

Sorry Mack Man.
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