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Offline Z

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Please help, my dishwasher stopped draining.
« on: April 07, 2012, 07:02:32 PM »
We have never had a problem with our Whirlpool dishwasher, but it won't drain the water out now.

It's 7 years old and is a model gu1500xtkb0.





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Offline niobrara

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Re: Please help, my dishwasher stopped draining.
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 07:52:46 PM »
Drain Pump

Item # 916417   see if you have power to this, if you do and its not draining your pump may have failed.

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Re: Please help, my dishwasher stopped draining.
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 08:53:33 PM »
maybe theres something stuck in drain hose or something in the airgap if you have one.

Offline Z

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Re: Please help, my dishwasher stopped draining.
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 08:56:31 PM »
maybe theres something stuck in drain hose or something in the airgap if you have one.

How do I see if something is stuck in the pump when it's full of water?

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Re: Please help, my dishwasher stopped draining.
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 08:59:02 PM »
only thing you can do is bail the water out, or use a wet vac.

Offline ApplianceGuru

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Re: Please help, my dishwasher stopped draining.
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 01:43:58 AM »
Cotton bath towels are also good for getting the last bit of water out of the cracks.

Have you recently installed a garbage disposal, and hooked the dishwasher drain hose to the disposal?

If you did, you need to knock out the plastic plug that is molded into the disposal dishwasher drain port.  The installation instructions for the disposal will explain this.
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