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Thank you...When you say unistall the dishwasher...are you saying take it out our the cabinet and laying it on its side to get at the bottom?
OK...this checkvalve...I assume it is located upstream from the drain pump as when I pull the drain hose, and look inside, I am looking at an impellor.
Interesting...I will check that out.
I just checked the drain hose and there is no checkvalve inside of the elbow. It is totally open and clear going up to the garbage disposal.
I believe the problem is upstream of the drain pump...a clog or a valve not opening properly.
I will do that...however my logic says that is not the solution to the problem...
...when I run the cancel/drain cycle, I am hearing the drain pump motor running. When I feel the impellor it turns freely and is attached to the shaft. That being said...the water does not evacuate from the machine, leading me to believe there is a restriction upstream. So my logic says that I am most likely going to find that I am getting 120v to the pump...and replacing it is not going to solve the issue.
Does that make sense?
Ok...I will trust that.
On New Year's day when I was working on this, and trying to disconnect everything to pull the unit out of the counter/cabinet, many of the old shutoff valves would not close all the way due to age. I spent most of that day making trips to Home Depot and replacing those valves. I still have a connection going up to the hot water faucet that needs replacing due to a persistant tiney drip.
However, in the meantime, I did find an installation manual for our model which I downloaded and there is a diagram of the rear of our model that jogged my memory. It shows the drain hose going to the rear of the unit with a drain loop hung/mounted on the outside of the rear panel and then what looks like either a pump or solenoid mounted on the outside rear of the unit. I will have to look at that and see what it is and if it is working during the drain cycle.
Do you know what that is?
I know the drain loop is there and recall that when we installed the unit. And knowing that loop is present, increases the probability of a clogged drain line.
The diagram shows the added pump/solenoid. I don't recall if that was there or not. I will confirm your thoughts on that when I get the unit out and then let you know what I find.
Totally agree with that. I do know the drain loop exists and most likely where the clog is located.
Will stop at Sears and get the drain hose when I go to Home Depot for the sink hose. That will save another trip. :-(