My elderly neighbor had a mouse chew up the drain hoses on her Whirlpool dishwasher. There are 2 hoses that were chewed up and I can't tell where they split or connect. Do you know where I can find a diagram or picture of the hose connections? Thank you
Answer Hello Bill,
The only drain hose on the unit is the one that goes from the pump housing to the sink drain. It does go up the side of the unit and back down. This loop is necessary for proper draining so if it has to be replaced, this loop has to be present in addition to the loop up to countertop level under the sink before connecting to the drain. There is a fill line that runs from the home plumbing to the water valve and then there is an inlet hose that goes from the water valve to the water inlet assembly on the right side of the unit. There are no other water hoses under the unit external to the pump assemblies.
If you drain your dishwaser into a garbage disposal and you have a loop in the line from drain pump to mimick a trap -how can it back into the sump?
Answer HI Dan. You wiouldnt think so but pull the drain hose off the sink connecter and place it in a bucket. Now insert a straight screwdriver into the sink connecter and feel if the plumbing knock out plug is still inside. If so remove it. Make sure the drain loop is mounted as far up under the sink behind the basin so the drain hose is now taught on a down slope into the sink drain. Remove the bottom kick panel. Remove the drain hose from the drain pump. At the pump output there is a black rubber check valve that may be ripped or missing part # 8268375. Thank You.
WHERE IS THE CHECK VALVE LOCATED IN HOSE? ELBOW FITTING OR SOME OTHER AREA-I NEED TO LOOK AND SEE IF MINE GOT LOST- NONE IN MY ELBOW -WATER IN BOTTOM OF DISHWASHER UPON COMPLETION OF WASH CYCLES -HAVE TO USE DRAIN /CANCEL CYCLE TO REMOVE COMPLETELY
Answer Dan, your check valve is inside the drain pump assembly 8268375 You'll need to remove the pump accumulator/cover to access it. Before that, if you havent yet, disconnect the drain hose from the disposal or drain plumbing under the sink, start the dishwasher and let it wash a couple of minutes, then cancel and drain the water into a large bucket or pale. This will usually clear any debris or garbage that may have accumulated in the sump and drain hose. Thanks and Good Luck
i keep getting a very bad odor from my dishwasher... i have tried bleach, vinegar, and a couple of the dishwasher magic type of remedies and nothing seems to work... should i change out the drain hose? or is there a filter in there that may need to be changed? i am about to just throw this thing in the garbage! lol
Answer Frustrated, You may want to check, or replace the drain hose, and place a small "loop" in the hose if possible, this would make a "trap" in the drain hose, and help keep the gasses from the drain system from backing up into the dishwasher. All the filters in the pump are readily available and accessable from the tub. You can remove the lower spray arm and accumulator plate and check the "check valve" 8268375 to see if it's stuck open or damaged. The most important part is to make sure your water temperature in the bottom of the tub, on the first fill cycle is at least 120 dgrs. and you use the proper amount of detergent for the wash load and water conditions. Good Luck and Thanks