Water is standing in the bottom of the dishwasher at the end of the cycle. I checked the drain hose where it attaches to the disposal. I removed a little debris, and drained the dishwasher using a shop vac attached to the end of the drain hose. The water was clean (no additional debris), but after running the dishwasher again, the water still does not drain. Is there a pump, separate from the main motor that could be the problem? Thank you!
Answer Hello Marlon,
This style dishwasher has only one pump. When the pump spins the opposite direction, it drains. There is probably still a screen down in the pump assembly that is stopped up or a piece of plastic such as the kind used on individually wrapped cheese that is wrapped around the impeller. As long as the drain is clear, the only other thing that would cause this is a bad winding in the motor. If you pull the tech sheet from behind the kick panel it will give specific instructions on how to test the windings with a test meter.
Does not fill with water! runs OK if I put water in. Could it be the float?
Answer Frank, Yes, the float 8268895 could be stuck in an up (full) position. It could also be the flaot switch 8268909 on the underside of the tub , but it's most likely a faulty fill valve 8531669. You need to remove the lower access panel and kickplate and check the switch and valve wiring. If you carefully lift and lower the float from inside the tub, you should be able to hear the switch activate and deactivate, that's an even easier and faster test. .