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    Default Kenmore 665 not draining on final drain cycle

    Model Number: 665.1598791
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 1-5 years

    My Kenmore dishwasher model 665 does a fine job cleaning the dishes but it does not drain on the final drain cycle. This leaves about 2 inches of water in the bottom of dishwasher (water is not deep enough to be in contact with the heating element). I cleaned out the hose where it connects to the garbage disposal and it did not help. No major food blocks where it drains.

    Pushing the cancel/drain button runs the drain cycle for 2 minutes and removes all this water (you have to first remove all the clean dishes or they get wet again with what looks to be pretty clean water).
    I read your blogs on the check valve, etc.

    Is this just a dirty check valve?

    thanks,
    Pat

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    Hi Pat,

    Try looping the drain hose higher than the bottom of the sink before it connects to the food disposer. If you have a double sink, you can loop it in between them.
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    Thanks for the suggestion.
    The drain hose was already about 4 inches higher than where it dumped into the garbage disposal, but I did move it to about 9-10 inches higher and ran one load. No improvement or change. (It has worked fine with the hose in its prior location for the prior 5 years).
    thanks,
    Pat

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    When it gets to the final drain, observe if you hear the water draining out with the drain motor on, if not, then you may have a control board issue.

    Whats the complete model# of your dishwasher? 665 starts it but there should be more numbers after the 665.

    The model# tag should be located inside the tub on the upper walls.

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    I went out of town for a week after your last post and never followed up on it, because it was working to simply press the drain button 1 time at the end and this would solve the problem for the time being.

    Problem has now progressed, so I am back. Over the last 10 days it sometimes took 2 or 3 drain cycles to empty the left over water ( I never listened to it like you asked. Oops!)

    Now it is not draining at all at the end when I press the cancel/ drain cycle button. No water exits the bottom of the washer at all ( I removed the hose to see if it was clogged and there is only a very slow drip coming out of that valve ). I removed a gallon and a half of water by hand tonight with a sponge. When I open the dishwasher it is "wiggling " the water in the base of the tub. But no water actually exits the tub.

    complete model is 66515958191 or maybe it reads 6651598791
    FH 1511260
    stock no 15958

    thanks,
    Pat

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    Hi Pat,

    Thanks, the correct model# is 665.1598791

    Ok, on your model, the motor just reverses to drain, unlike models with a separate drain motor.

    Now what I find on these models 95% of the time when it won't drain properly is the check valve.

    Its easy to get to, just remove your lower access panel below your door, than unclamp your drain hose off from it, then get some pliers and unscrew it from the pump/motor assembly.

    There should be just a black rubber flapper inside that check valve, push something through it, like a pen, it should go through. Also flush it with water from your sink.

    Here's the check valve for your model:
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    Default Thank you! You fixed my problem.

    The check valve had a tiny washer (a washer that goes on a bolt) lodged inside it and all types of crud had collected behind that completely blocking the valve. Seems to be running great now.

    I will choose your site for all my appliance needs in the future and have already recommended you to others for their appliance parts and needs.

    thanks,

    Pat

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    Excellent Pat, good job, glad its working good again.

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    Default Kenmore Elite 655 Not Draining (after some glass pieces go into pump?)

    Hi:
    My Elite Kenmore Dishwasher (665. 13929K010) DOES NOT DRAIN after washing; it leave about 5 liters of dirty water The drain hose is not clogged (I flushed it today), there is not anything in the pump (I removed the pump and looked today) and the filters are clean. When I had it open today, I confirmed that pump will run briefly after starting and then stopping a wash.
    Recently, just before the problem, a glass broke and I believe some small pieces may have gotten through the filter and into the pump; I found a small piece there; I could here a clicking noise that sounded like a rattle down by the pump. The pump seems to run for a short time and then it shuts off.
    The dishwasher is pretty new and is likely under warranty; I am looking for the SEARS receipt.
    Please help!

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    If the drain pump works then it's most likely the control board:
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