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Intermittent Drain Problem Kenmore MOD# 465.13349600 (Duel Drawer Dishwasher)

spta97

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Model Number
465.13349600
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
Hi all,

I have a Kenmore MOD# 465.13349600 (Duel Drawer Dishwasher). A few weeks ago, it would not drain (top drawer).

I took out the pump and noticed the blade was caught on a piece of a dish so removed it - figured the problem was fixed as it happened once before.

Ran a fill then drain and it drained fine. Then ran a cycle and it would not drain.

I figured it might be a plug in the hose so I sucked them out with a shop vac.

Since then, it has been working fine until last night where it would not drain again.

I took out the pump again and it looks fine (no obstructions). It reads 27.3 ohms across the terminals.

I saw this thread but not sure if that is my problem. Mine does buzz when it fails to drain.

If it is, I wonder if it is time for a new diswasher it is ~15 years old.

Any further tests I can do to isolate the problem?

Thanks!
 

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Jake

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When its buzzing and not draining it sounds like the drain pump is possibly starting to fail intermittently now. So you'd either need to replace it, or buy a new dishwasher.

Here's the drain pump for your model:
whirlpool-pump-drain-w10128557-ap4319076_01_l.jpg


Jake
 

spta97

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Thank Jake. I wonder if the motor got damaged by the piece of the dish that was stuck?

Is there any way to confirm the motor is failing via multi-meter tests?
 

Jake

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I wonder if the motor got damaged by the piece of the dish that was stuck?
That's exactly what I was thinking!

Is there any way to confirm the motor is failing via multi-meter tests?
Yes, when its buzzing remove the electrical connector from it and put your meter probes in each of the 2 electrical connectors and see if your meter reads 120 volts. If you get 120 volts, then its definitely the drain pump.

Jake
 

spta97

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Thanks Jake!

From your post it seems I would be testing for power to the pump. Assuming it is getting power, that would indicate the pump is faulty.

The more I think about it that makes sense. Last time it tried to run and didn’t drain, the pump was hot indicating the propellor wasn’t spinning and cooling it with water.
 

Jake

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Yes, its getting proper power, so I'd just replace it and that should fix it.:)

Jake
 
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