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pende_tim
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join:2004-01-04
Andover, NJ
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reply to jrs8084

Re: Whirlpool dishwasher not draining properly

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yahtzee
Premium
join:2000-12-03
Richmond, VA
reply to Hall

said by Hall:

Yeap, my first thought was the knock-out wasn't removed, but the OP made it sound like a "slow" drain, not a "no" drain !

My bad....
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Hall
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join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
kudos:2
reply to robbin

said by robbin:

...it doesn't add any more as the fill valve is still closed. Basically it just keeps reusing the same water.

I remember a thread not very long ago that the person was asking why their dishes weren't getting clean. They had the same problem. The best part was, they continued washing dishes using dirtier and dirtier water ! You think the standing water, that had to start smelling, in the bottom of the dishwasher would have gotten noticed.

robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
kudos:1
reply to mityfowl

said by mityfowl:

It had to try and drain.

Yes, it tries to pump out the wastewater. However as the knockout was intact and the drain hose was properly installed there was no place for the water to go. As a result, while a little may leak if the hose wasn't on tight, for the most part all of the water remains in the bottom of the dishwasher. There is no "3-4 gallons leaked all over". It doesn't work that way.