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Offline timprice5

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KitchenAid d/w motor noisy and won't drain
« on: November 24, 2008, 10:02:11 AM »
The motor was noisy so I took it out to clean the sump area of junk, when I put it back together it won't drain. The drain motor runs but it does'nt drain.

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Re: KitchenAid d/w motor noisy and won't drain
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 10:35:03 AM »
You may have the drain hose kinked or the quick plug not connected tight. check all your connections. Put some water in the dishwasher by hand. They always recommend adding water to the sump after repairs. Never run a pump dry.
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Re: KitchenAid d/w motor noisy and won't drain
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 10:45:16 AM »
Thanks for the help. Quadruple checked hoses, no kinks. What is the quick plug? I let it fill by running it before I tried to drain it. I read the online manual before starting this mess.

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Re: KitchenAid d/w motor noisy and won't drain
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008, 10:48:39 AM »
well you took it out right? Didn't you have to unplug power to the motor pump assembly?
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Re: KitchenAid d/w motor noisy and won't drain
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008, 11:13:32 AM »
I got it. We have a fair amount of lime in our water, the drain hoses had some build-up in them and when I was moving the unit some broke loose and clogged the hose where it connects to the sink drain. I'm going to take off the hoses and try to knock as much loose as I can before I put it back together. As far as the noisy motor is concerned, is there any way to quiet it or does it need replacement? Thanks again for your help.

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Re: KitchenAid d/w motor noisy and won't drain
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008, 05:51:39 PM »
Describe the noise.
It is possible you have debris in the impeller housing. Is it a grinding noise?
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