December 27th, 2010, 09:04 AM
Kenmore dishwasher will not drain
My dishwasher stopped draining last night. There was a 2 inch layer of dirty water at the bottom this morning, but the dishes were clean. It is 4 years old, and this is the first time it has faulted.
I checked the drain hose where it connects to the drainage under the sink. Not even a drop came out when I unhooked it. There was no obstruction or clogging. I then checked the drainage hose right upto where it connects to the dishwasher, and it appears clean. Then I unhooked the hose from where it connects to the dishwasher, and water came gushing out. However, I did not find anything obstructing in the L shaped red connector or the hose.
Looks to me like a motor problem? Does this dishwasher have a different motor for drainage? Where should I look next?
Thanks in advance.
December 27th, 2010, 11:10 AM
Ok first try to manually drain the water, push the drain/cancel button and notice if any thing happens, any sounds at all? Humming?
You have a separate drain motor on this model.
If you hear a humming sound and its not draining that usually means either something is jammed in your drain motor impeller, or your drain motor bearing is locked-up.
Page 21 here shows you how to take apart the drain motor:
Appliance Repair School 1987-1988
Star Appliance Tech. 2 yrs. 1988-1990
Wards Appliance Tech. 11 yrs. 1990-2001
Sears Appliance Tech. 4 yrs. 2001-Oct. 2005
Jake's Appliance Repair Nov. 2005-present
Look-Up & Order Parts
By rickm in forum Whirlpool/Roper/Estate
Last Post: June 11th, 2013, 09:02 PM
By skiproe in forum Sears Kenmore
Last Post: September 30th, 2010, 02:25 AM
By parrotheadlois in forum Sears Kenmore
Last Post: December 20th, 2006, 01:12 PM
By lacrue79 in forum Sears Kenmore
Last Post: August 4th, 2006, 07:34 PM
By distressed_kenmore_user in forum Sears Kenmore
Last Post: September 5th, 2005, 11:19 AM
If you feel that you have benefited from this site, and would like to show your appreciation, you can throw a buck or two in the Appliance Blog Tip Jar - Thank you!