August 21st, 2013, 09:21 AM
KitchenAid dishwasher water won't drain
My dishwasher has water that will not drain, it seems clean. I've vacuumed it out and cleaned any debris that was in the chopper, ran another cycle and it was still not draining.
What could it be?
August 21st, 2013, 10:29 AM
Is the drain pump working? Often start with, is the drain pump getting power or not.....getting power and the drain system ( all the way from the d/w to the house drain ) is clear = new drain pump time...
Drain pump assembly Manufacturer Number 661658
August 21st, 2013, 10:39 AM
how do i know if the drain is getting power, i do have a multimeter reader, but where and how do i test the pump?
August 21st, 2013, 09:31 PM
August 22nd, 2013, 05:49 PM
I've touched the multimeter leads to each wire from the pump. And I'm getting a reading of 08.0 and 07.9 What does that mean?
August 22nd, 2013, 08:40 PM
At the same time?
I've touched the multimeter leads to each wire from the pump
Across the 2 wires?
and I'm getting a reading of 08.0 and 07.9 What does that mean?
If yes, that would be no power to the drain pump.
August 23rd, 2013, 08:34 AM
So if there is no power to the drain pump, what's the problem?
August 23rd, 2013, 08:50 AM
A broken/bad wire between the control and pump is always possible, esp where the door bends to open and close...this is rare but very possible. Failing that, no power fom the control
Electronic control assembly Manufacturer Number 8564543
August 23rd, 2013, 01:29 PM
So I disconnected the two leads from the drain motor and I connected the multimeter to the leads with the dishwasher running a rinse cycle and I get 40.6 Volts. Is that ok?
August 24th, 2013, 06:58 AM
Nope, should have 110-120 volts AC across the wires when the drain pump is engaged.
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