Discovering that your dishwasher is not draining properly can be frustrating. Instead of clean dishes, you might find a stagnant pool of water, which can quickly turn into a smelly, bacteria-ridden mess. Here are three common reasons why your dishwasher may not be draining, and what you can do about it.
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Your dishwasher filters are essential components that help trap food particles and prevent debris from clogging the dishwasher. However, if they are not regularly cleaned, filters can easily become clogged and prevent water from draining.
Before cleaning your dishwasher’s filters, it’s important to turn off both the power supply and water source to ensure your safety. Then, locate and remove the cylindrical and mesh filters from the dishwasher’s bottom. Clean the filters under running water and replace them.
Blocked Drain Hose or Sink
If cleaning the filters doesn’t solve the problem, a blocked drain hose or sink may be the culprit. The drain hose carries dirty water away from the dishwasher, and if it’s clogged with debris or kinked, water won’t drain properly. Similarly, a blocked kitchen sink can also cause drainage issues.
To fix a blocked drain hose, remove it from the dishwasher and sink drain and clean it thoroughly. For a blocked sink, use a plunger or drain snake to clear the blockage. If you need assistance, contact SOS Drainage & Plumbing Services.
Damaged Drain Pump
If the dishwasher filters and drain hose are clean, the issue may lie with a damaged drain pump. Food particles and foreign objects like broken glass can clog the drain pump, preventing water from draining.
To check the drain pump, access the dishwasher’s bottom by disconnecting the inlet hose and removing the base plate. You may need to use a multimeter to ensure the pump is functioning correctly. If you’re uncomfortable performing this task, contact a qualified plumbing technician.
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