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Thread: Kenmore dishwasher will not drain

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Ontario, Canada

    Default Kenmore dishwasher will not drain

    Model Number: 665.13723
    Brand: Sears Kenmore

    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.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    McMullen Valley, Arizona


    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:

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