Maytag dishwasher won't drain


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Old 05-21-07, 08:34 AM
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Question Maytag dishwasher won't drain

My Maytag Model # DWU8702AAE Refuses to drain. I have taken off the drain line and blown through it so it has no obstructions. I have checked the pump rotataion and it reverses when it should. The timer box works when it should.
On the wash cycle it usually leaves the basin full of water but if I go to the short wash/rince cycle it will sometimes drain almost completely.
I have taken it apart to make sure there wasn't any crud blocking the pickup tube but I didn't tear it down as far as the drain impeller. Should I go ahead and check that or do they never fail?

What haven't I checked?
 
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Old 05-23-07, 12:16 PM
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No pro here, but since no one has posted anything, here's some troubleshooting information that might help out a bit (I hope):

http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_9_1.asp#Level1_4

http://www.applianceaid.com/drain_wash.html

BTW: Welcome to the DoItYourself.com forums

Please check back as others may chime in here.
 
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Old 05-23-07, 03:21 PM
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Unhappy Dishwasher draining

Thanks for the reply. I've checked everything except the drain impeller.
I guess I will go dig into that.
If i have success i will post it
 
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Old 05-25-07, 01:50 PM
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a thought

I haven't followed the included links, but
It could be that it's the timer. Sounds like on the long cycle, hte timer isn't triggering the drain cycle, but it is onthe short wash cycle.

Have you tried manually turning the timer ( assume it's a knob deaie) - through the various cycles to see it it does skip the drain cycle?

However, by now, you're probably well into disassembly phase.
 
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Old 05-25-07, 07:33 PM
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Thumbs up Maytag is fixed

Turns out it was the drain impeller. Only one blade left on it.
$13 locally and fix it today or $6 over the internet but making my wife happy was worth the extra $7.

Thanks to everyone for all the help
 
 

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