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Dishwasher Not Draining? Check and Unclog a Dishwasher in 5 Easy Steps

Apr 29

If your dishwasher is not draining, don’t panic! There are a few things you can do to try to fix the problem. In this blog post, we will walk you through five easy steps to check and unclog your dishwasher. Hopefully, one of these solutions will work for you and your dishwasher will be up and running in no time.

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1) Disconnect Power and Remove The Bottom Panel

The first step is to disconnect the power to your dishwasher. You can do this by unplugging it from the outlet or flipping the circuit breaker. Once the power is disconnected, you will need to remove the bottom panel of your dishwasher. The panel is usually located near the floor and is held in place by two or four small screws.

With the bottom panel removed, you should be able to see the Dishwasher Pump Assembly. This is where water drains out of your dishwasher during a cycle.Now that you have located the Dishwasher Pump Assembly, you can move on to the next step.

2) Check The Filter

The next step is to check the Dishwasher Filter Screen for food particles or debris. The filter screen is located just inside the Dishwasher Pump Assembly. To clean the filter screen, simply remove it and rinse it off with water. If you see any food particles or debris caught on the screen, use a small brush or toothpick to remove them. Once you have cleaned the filter screen, you can replace it and move on to the next step.

If your dishwasher is still not draining, the next step is to check the Dishwasher Pump Assembly for debris. The Dishwasher Pump Assembly is located under the Dishwasher Filter Screen. To access it, you will need to remove the Dishwasher Filter Screen.

3) Clean The Debris

Once you have located the Dishwasher Pump Assembly, you can remove it and clean out any debris that may be blocking it. To do this, simply rinse the assembly off with water and use a small brush or toothpick to remove any stubborn pieces of debris. Once you have cleaned the Dishwasher Pump Assembly, you can replace it and move on to the next step.

If your dishwasher is still not draining, the next step is to check the Dishwasher Drain Hose for clogs. The Dishwasher Drain Hose is located under the Dishwasher Pump Assembly. To access it, you will need to remove the Dishwasher Pump Assembly.

4) Check The Drain Hose

Once you have located the Dishwasher Drain Hose, you can remove it and check it for clogs. To do this, simply rinse the hose off with water and use a small brush or toothpick to remove any debris that may be blocking it. Once you have checked the Dishwasher Drain Hose for clogs, you can replace it and move on to the next step.

If your dishwasher is still not draining, the next step is to check the Dishwasher Air Gap for clogs. The Dishwasher Air Gap is located on the back of your kitchen sink. To access it, you will need to remove the Dishwasher Pump Assembly.

5) Air Gap For Clogs

The Dishwasher Air Gap is located on the back of your kitchen sink. To access it, you will need to remove the Dishwasher Pump Assembly. Once you have located the Dishwasher Air Gap, you can remove it and check it for clogs. To do this, simply rinse the air gap off with water and use a small brush or toothpick to remove any debris that may be blocking it. Once you have checked the Dishwasher Air Gap for clogs, you can replace it and move on to the next step.

We hope one of these solutions has helped fix your dishwasher draining issue. If you are still having problems, we recommend calling a qualified technician for further assistance.

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If you tried this step by step guide and your dishwasher not draining, its time to call a professional appliance repair service. A dishwasher repair can be a daunting task, but with the help of our team it can be easy as a walk in the park. Contact Advance Appliance Repair to schedule service for your dishwasher not draining problem and we’ll fix it in no time!