If you find your Whirlpool dishwasher not draining water, it can cause a number of problems. Not only will the dishwasher be unable to do its job, but it can also lead to water damage in your home. It can also disrupt your daily routine if you have to constantly deal with a problematic dishwasher. We will discuss some common causes of this problem and how you can fix them.
Reasons For a Whirlpool Dishwasher Not Draining
There are a number of potential causes when your Whirlpool dishwasher won’t drain water properly. Watch out for these common drainage problems!
Clogged Drain Hose:
One of the most common causes is a clogged drain hose. This hose can become clogged with food particles, grease, and other debris over time. If this happens, it can prevent water from flowing through the hose and into the drain.
To clear a clogged dishwasher drain hose, you will need to remove it from the dishwasher and clean it out with a brush. If you can’t reach the blockage, you will likely need a new drain hose. Due to the difficulty of this process, we highly recommend professional service for drain obstructions.
Clogged Dishwasher Filter:
Another common cause of this problem is a clogged Whirlpool dishwasher filter. The filter is responsible for trapping food particles and other debris. The filter can become clogged and prevent water from flowing through it. You can usually find it underneath the spray arm at the bottom of the dishwasher, and you remove it by turning it counterclockwise.
To clean a clogged dishwasher filter, you will need to remove it from the dishwasher and run it under warm water, soaking it if necessary. Then you can use a soft-bristled brush to remove any build-up on the filter. Rinse off the filter one more time before reinstalling it.
Broken Dishwasher Drain Valve
If your dishwasher’s drain valve is broken, it can prevent water from draining properly. The drain valve is located at the bottom of the dishwasher and is responsible for opening and closing the drainage system.
If this valve is damaged or not working properly, it can cause water to back up into the dishwasher. You will need to replace the drain valve if it is damaged, which is likely a job for a professional.
Backed Up Garbage Disposal
If your garbage disposal is backed up, it can prevent water from draining properly from your dishwasher because they share the same drain. The garbage disposal is responsible for grinding up food particles and other debris so that they can be flushed down the drain.
If the garbage disposal is backed up, it can cause a water backup in your Whirlpool dishwasher. You will need to clear the blockage in the garbage disposal and make sure that it is properly installed.
Dishwasher Not Level
If your dishwasher is not level, it can make it so your Whirlpool dishwasher won’t drain fully. The dishwasher needs to be level in order for the drainage system to work right. You can check the level of the dishwasher by opening the door and looking at the base. The base should be level with the floor. If it is not, you will need to adjust the legs until it is level.
And there you have it, some common causes of a Whirlpool dishwasher not draining water and how to fix them. If you are having this problem, we hope that this article has been helpful. And if you need to call in a professional, remember expert dishwasher repair service at AlphaTek Appliance is only one quick call away.