04:00AM | 01/22/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
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When a dishwasher fails to completely empty the water after use, what's the most likely cause? Is its drain clogged or is it more likely a problem with the pump getting old and weak? If it's clogged, what's the best way to fix?


01:57PM | 01/22/02
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
Chances are that the pump impeller is shot, in some models you can replace the impeller, in others you have to replace the whole pump assembly.


08:40AM | 01/29/02
Member Since: 01/28/02
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If your dishwasher drain tube connects to a garbage disposal unit, then you may want to make sure the disposal is clear. Also, if the dishwasher is draining but leaving some water, check for a kink in the drainage hose from the dishwasher to sink. I had the same problem and fixed it by straightening the hose.
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