Dishwasher Drain Gunk


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Old 09-03-23, 11:38 AM
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Dishwasher Drain Gunk

Hi, my old Hotpoint HDA2000F01BB has standing water around the drain that is really nasty. The washer still seems to run fine and the dishes come out clean and dry. The owners manual says some standing water in the bottom of the unit is normal and helps keep the seals lubricated.

I pulled off the drain guard and was able to lift a second plastic piece out of the well. Neither are a particle filter. Does this unit have another filter somewhere I'm overlooking? The factory owners manual did not mention one.

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Nasty!
 
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Old 09-24-23, 08:30 AM
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I would think if the manual says the standing water is normal, then it's OK. But the nastiness of the water would bug me.
Can you pour some water down the drain just to clear it out after you do a load?
 
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Old 09-24-23, 05:16 PM
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It is very important that the drain line go all the way up to the bottom of the counter top and be fastened there to create a proper drain loop/trap.
 
 

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