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Thread: Draining dishwasher for winter season?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    Default Draining dishwasher for winter season?

    Model Number: 665.16879000
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 1-5 years

    I use the Sears Kenmore 665.16879000 in a summer cottage which gets shut down over the winter months (the cottage is not winterized). If I use the dishwasher during the summer, I have to pull it out of the cupboards, and tip it upside down, to get the water to drain out of it so that it doesn't freeze up and break pipes/tubes during the winter.

    Does anyone know if there is an easier way to get it to drain? do repair techs know of a way to "tell" the dishwasher to force the water out?

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    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    McMullen Valley, Arizona


    You just take off the water supply line and remove the drain hose from it goes into the sump assembly.

    Watch this video, but don't uninstall your dishwasher.

    I'm just using this video to show you how to remove the water supply line and find the drain hose where it connects to your sump.

    Ok at the :41 second mark see the orange part in front after your remove the bottom access panels? Thats where you drain hose connects to the sump, see the clamp around it as well? Just get pliers and remove that clamp and pull the orange rubber drain hose off and it will drain all the water in the sump, get a small pan to catch it in.

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