My dishwaher will not drain following a wash. The problem has been intermittent for the past couple weeks, getting worse now. I pulled what I believe to be the drain pump, 8565839, and the shaft rotates freely, but catches every 180 degrees of rotation. Is that normal, or should it spin with no resistance.
Answer Hi. Disconnect the drain hose under the sink. Use a screwdriver in the sink connection to see if it is clogged there. Or if there is a vacumm break on the sink open it there as well to make sure the hoses are not clogged there. Make sure the drain hose has a looped section mounted as far up under the sink to form a p-trap and make sure the rest is connected taut down towards the sink connection as well. Disconnect the drain hose at the pump and look for stuck debris. Remove the lower track aqdn the top of the motor/sump top filters. Clean all traps, impeller and the chopper blade. Replace the chopper blade if damaged causing your issue. Make sure the drain pump has resistance and each terminal is not shorted againdst the motor laminations. The motor terminals have to be tight connected. The armature has physical resistance that oposses each spin naturally just as long as the armature does not drag or is water logged. If so replace the pump part # 8558995. Thank You.
Our dishwasher draines fine but over a period of 2-3 days the bottom fills with gray water. is there a valve that stops drain water from seeping back into the unit? Or is it a bad pump?
Answer Hello Doug. The model number you provided, does use a check valve 8268375. However, most of the time when something like this happens, it is due to the plumbing in the home is clogged and causing the issues. If the check valve is still there and looks good, the plumbing is the issue with the unit.
The drain pump is it screwed in or do you twist it out? thank you
Answer Hello Rich. You will release the tab and twist the drain pump 8558995 out of the sump assembly. Hope this helps.