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Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher not draining water
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2009, 02:06:28 PM »
Where the drain hose attaches to your drain under the sink remove it put it in a large bucket and run the dishwasher to see if it will pump water into the bucket. If it does the dishwasher is not the problem the drain is.

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher not draining water
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2009, 02:25:50 PM »
Well like I said while the dishwasher is running I can look into the sink, and I can see water being pumped into the garbage disposal from the long hose which runs from the dishwasher to the disposal. the sink itself drains water fine and the disposal seems to be ok aswell. is this narrowed to a definite dishwasher problem? if so i found a dishwasher locally extremely cheap...

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher not draining water
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2009, 02:52:41 PM »
It looks like you have partial blockage inside the machine so try taking it apart a little further by removing the spray arm and the parts beneath it to get to the impeller there's probably something caught in there.

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher not draining water
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2009, 01:13:09 AM »
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When you say the "hose from the garbage disposal", do you mean the hose that goes from the dishwasher -> sink overflow thing, or from the sink overflow -> garbage disposal? 

I'm thinking you are talking about a siphon break on the back rim of your sink. If it is, take the hose off coming from dishwasher and  if it's long enough, bypass the siphon break and hook it temporarily to the disposal. Try the drain again. It somehow sounds like a restriction on the washer side of siphon break. Itís worth a shot.

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher not draining water
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2009, 02:27:13 AM »
OK so I just bypassed the siphon break, and it looks and sounds like it's working.  I can also see a LOT more water going from the hose into the garbage disposal.  So if it drains at the end of the cycle...all I need is a new siphon break?  What causes a siphon break to go bad?

Thanks and I will keep you updated.

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When you say the "hose from the garbage disposal", do you mean the hose that goes from the dishwasher -> sink overflow thing, or from the sink overflow -> garbage disposal? 

I'm thinking you are talking about a siphon break on the back rim of your sink. If it is, take the hose off coming from dishwasher and  if it's long enough, bypass the siphon break and hook it temporarily to the disposal. Try the drain again. It somehow sounds like a restriction on the washer side of siphon break. Itís worth a shot.

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher not draining water
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2009, 03:06:59 AM »
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When you say the "hose from the garbage disposal", do you mean the hose that goes from the dishwasher -> sink overflow thing, or from the sink overflow -> garbage disposal? 

I'm thinking you are talking about a siphon break on the back rim of your sink. If it is, take the hose off coming from dishwasher and  if it's long enough, bypass the siphon break and hook it temporarily to the disposal. Try the drain again. It somehow sounds like a restriction on the washer side of siphon break. Itís worth a shot.


Well that worked!  So I guess all I need to do is buy a new siphon break?  I noticed with the hose direct to the garbage disposal I had to run the disposal or else it would slowly start to fill the sink.  Thanks again! 

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher not draining water
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2009, 06:32:49 AM »
You also need a new garbage disposer....one that grinds up the food so that it does not back up the drain when the dishwasher discharges. You should not need a siphon break device at all as long as the drain hose can be raised higher than the discharge end at the disposer.
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Re: whirlpool dishwasher not draining water
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2009, 02:13:04 PM »
You also need a new garbage disposer....one that grinds up the food so that it does not back up the drain when the dishwasher discharges. You should not need a siphon break device at all as long as the drain hose can be raised higher than the discharge end at the disposer.

Well when I ran it like this to test it the drain hose was not much higher then the disposal...it was about level.  Im going to pick up a new siphon break and will keep you updated.

Thanks again

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Re: whirlpool dishwasher not draining water
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2009, 03:19:28 PM »
Ok guys the new siphon break works. Dishwasher is back to 100%. The sink drains perfectly and does not overflow. Thanks a lot to all who helped.


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Re: whirlpool dishwasher not draining water
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2009, 12:55:48 AM »
As far as a siphon break going bad, all I can relate to is the stem the hose from the washer goes to, collapsed where the clamp fastened to it. That made the passage so small water could barely get through, not to mention food particles from washer. Thereís easy ways around siphon breaks, but if you ever need one, youíll be glad itís there. Pick up a new one, but donít reef-down on the clamp too hard. On most, the stem is cheap plastic with warm water passing through.

 

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