Dishwasher not draining


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Old 04-27-15, 02:57 PM
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Dishwasher not draining

Itís an 11 year old Kenmore dishwasher, Mod. 665.1552. It goes through the whole cycle, not a drop of overflow on the floor, but after the cycle the bottom is filled with water. The sink drains perfectly(no garbage disposal). I disconnected the drain hose and attached it to the shop vac. to hopefully suck out any junk. No water or junk came out. I read something about the float inside the machine being dirty or faulty. I gave it a slight tug but it didnít come off. Is there a way to check/clean it? Iím really not into pulling it out and trying to troubleshoot it. Iím wondering if I should even call for service for this old machine that only cost $350.
 
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Old 04-27-15, 06:32 PM
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Hello neighbor to the West.

You posted an incomplete model number. There should be an ID tag with a few more digits printed on it.

I do know you have a Whirlpool built machine... just not the type yet.
It may be a minor issue. We'll check it out.
 
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Unless you are in Europe, I'm your neighbor to the East. Anyway, according to the manual there is only one more digit at the end of the model number I gave, and that is for the color. Any help you can give will be appreciated. Hope I don't have to buy a new one.
 
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Old 04-27-15, 10:38 PM
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Whirlpool built units for Sears are 11 digits long. Since you didn't post the entire model number I'm using 665.15522000

The most common problem is a stuck ball in the check valve. The following link shows the check valve and how to access it. There is a video posted there.

Kenmore Dishwasher Check Valve 675238 Repair Clinic

The next likeliest problem is a clogged sump. Have you lifted the filter assembly and cleaned below it ? You could also have a bad pump impeller but that's not as common a problem.

Sears parts direct has the best exploded views of the appliances.
PUMP AND MOTOR PARTS for Model 66515522000 | Sears Parts Direct
 
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I had a kinked exit line in my portable dishwasher that never pumped out all the water while it was kinked. Look for one of those while you are at it.
 
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Thanks guys. It was the filter/valve where the drain hose goes into the guts of the washer. Replaced it and the washer drains perfectly.
 
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The check valve fitting is a typical problem. Thanks for stopping back and updating us.
 
 

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