Kitchenaid Dishwasher not draining

The KitchenAid dishwasher is one of the handiest appliances to have in your kitchen. It efficiently cleans the dishes to save your time and effort. The overall built, drainage features and the convenience in operating have made these products recommendable by almost all the distributors and retailers.


The drainage is good but it might trouble you at times. The problems might be of different types but that does not mean that they do not have a solution. This article will discuss all such problems and provide the much-needed answer to them.

Faulty drain pump

Kitchenaid Dishwasher Not Draining Troubleshooting

The drain pump sucks the water from the dishwasher to the drainage hose. The suction stops the water from residing in the dishwashing area.

If you are experiencing a water puddle in your unit then the drain pump might be the problem. The only solution to this problem is the replacement of the pipe because it is not repairable.

The drainage valve

Kitchenaid Dishwasher Drainage Valve

A clogged drainage valve is an orthodox problem with dishwashers. The dishes contain food particles (sometimes chunks) that get washed away with the water.

In the end, slowly and gradually, the waste accumulates in the valve.
You need to check the valve and remove the waste residing in it. Once it is cleaned, check the movement to confirm the smooth operation. If the valve still does not move then replace it.

The drainage pipe

Issues with drainage pipe are easy to fix because it is located at the exterior of the system. The hose usually gets clogged due to the accumulation of food particles.

You need to remove it from the dishwasher and the sink to clean it thoroughly. When you are done with removing the debris, attach the hose back, and see if the water drains. This problem rarely requires a replacement.

Garbage disposer

The garbage disposer is considered one of the dirtiest parts of the dispensing unit. You would find people complaining about the clogged disposers every now and then.

The blames is all correct but there are solutions available for the users to avail themselves.Kitchenaid Dishwasher Not Draining Garbage Disposer

First of all, you should know if the disposer is recently installed with your dishwasher or not. There are different solutions for both the new and old disposers.

Talking about the old disposer, it is easy to remove the debris accumulated inside it. You need to simply remove the hose from the disposer to expose the fittings inside of it. Now, clean the fitting inside the garbage disposer and also wash off the ending part of the drainage hose (that is attached to the disposer). After cleaning the parts, reconnect the hose and disposer and you are ready to go.

In the new disposers that are installed recently, you must check the plug inside them. Manufacturers fit a plus inside the disposers to make them secure while they are not attached to the unit. During the installation, it is possible that you might have forgotten about removing the plug. If this is the case then you must remove the plus.

You can watch the detailed illustrations available on the internet or get the services of a professional to help you negotiate all the above-mentioned problems. Check out some dishwasher detergent for hard water.

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