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Title:

Dishwasher draining issues not adding up

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Dishwasher stops draining at end of cycle. i press ‘cancel’ & it drains completely.
 
Other Issues: foul smell from disposal even immediately after cleaning. same sludgy pipe smell in dishwasher. I have:
 
1) Checked/cleared all hoses running from dishwasher, disposal & air gap.- 2) Checked/cleared '''filter, chopper assembly, drain hose/pump''' connection. 3)-Snaked pipe going out from wall.
 
Of Note: there is an '''Air Gap''' ++and++ '''High Loop''' on '''Drain Hose'''. And i’ve noticed that the rinse aid level has remained at full for several weeks when usually it consistently drops with each use.
 
My inkling is improper hose pathways, but they look ok to me - or weak drain pump. Any suggestions before i start replacing parts?
 
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=== Update (05/19/2021) ===

Jayeff
Jayeff,  thank you for looking at my post, and for the suggestion.

Jayeff
Jayeff,  thank you for looking at my post, and for the suggestion.
 
No,i have not tried eliminating the loop, but i will.  That’s how it was installed and has been working well for years.
 
I am attaching a photo with more detail, if you wouldn’t mind... let me know if it looks right.
 
Also of note:  there is always water in the drain hose all the way to the top of the air gap - even when there is no water in the tub.  What does this suggest?[image|2421698suggest?

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Also of note:  there is always water in the drain hose all the way to the top of the air gap - even when there is no water in the tub.  What does this suggest?[image|2421698suggest?

[image|2421698
]
 
I am so baffled- i don’t know which is the more likely fix: replace control board or drain pump.  leaning toward new pump.
 
=== Update (06/15/2021) ===
Ok guys, there’s a new twist in my dishwasher drain drama - it has further confused me, but i’m hoping it will make sense to you tech experts.
 
Before removing the drain pump, as discussed previously in this thread, I ran it… and chose a different wash setting. Our panel always defaults to Normal Wash + Heated Dry. ..b/c that’s what we always use.
 
I ran it on Light/ China Clean Up - and ''++no++ ''Heated Dry & guess what? It went full cycle, wash, rinse and drain.. to the end! No stopping and no water left in the tub.
 
Does this confirm your suspicions of the control board as culprit?[br]
 
 
p.s., still full water in air gap line… separate issues?

Device:

kitchenaid dishwasher

Status:

open

Edit by: Stephanie Boland ,

Title:

Dishwasher draining issues not adding up

Text:

Dishwasher stops draining at end of cycle. i press ‘cancel’ & it drains completely.
 
Other Issues: foul smell from disposal even immediately after cleaning. same sludgy pipe smell in dishwasher. I have:
 
1) Checked/cleared all hoses running from dishwasher, disposal & air gap.- 2) Checked/cleared '''filter, chopper assembly, drain hose/pump''' connection. 3)-Snaked pipe going out from wall.
 
Of Note: there is an '''Air Gap''' ++and++ '''High Loop''' on '''Drain Hose'''. And i’ve noticed that the rinse aid level has remained at full for several weeks when usually it consistently drops with each use.
 
My inkling is improper hose pathways, but they look ok to me - or weak drain pump. Any suggestions before i start replacing parts?
 
[image|2406919]
 
[image|2406925]
 
=== Update (05/19/2021) ===
 
Jayeff,  thank you for looking at my post, and for the suggestion.
 
No,i have not tried eliminating the loop, but i will.  That’s how it was installed and has been working well for years.
 
I am attaching a photo with more detail, if you wouldn’t mind... let me know if it looks right.
 
Also of note:  there is always water in the drain hose all the way to the top of the air gap - even when there is no water in the tub.  What does this suggest?[image|2421698]
 
I am so baffled- i don’t know which is the more likely fix: replace control board or drain pump.  leaning toward new pump.

Device:

kitchenaid dishwasher

Status:

open

Original post by: Stephanie Boland ,

Title:

Dishwasher draining issues not adding up

Text:

Dishwasher stops draining at end of cycle.  i press ‘cancel’ & it drains completely.

Other Issues: foul smell from disposal even immediately after cleaning.  same sludgy pipe smell in dishwasher.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I have:

1) Checked/cleared all hoses running from dishwasher, disposal & air gap.-                             2) Checked/cleared '''filter, chopper assembly, drain hose/pump''' connection.                          3)-Snaked pipe going out from wall.

Of Note: there is an '''Air Gap''' ++and++ '''High Loop''' on '''Drain Hose'''.  And i’ve noticed that the rinse aid level has remained at full for several weeks when usually it consistently drops with each use.

My inkling is improper hose pathways, but they look ok to me - or weak drain pump.  Any suggestions before i start replacing parts?

[image|2406919]

[image|2406925]

Device:

kitchenaid dishwasher

Status:

open