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Old 03-04-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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Bought this in October 2013, so it is still under warranty, but wanted to see if the symptoms could be a fouled line or if it is something else.

It is a Frigidaire FFBD2411NB1A

It has been working for the last few months, until today...and it isn't draining... When I start the drain cycle, it gurgles a little, then stops and the motor just hums. I took apart the insides down to the little drain hole and it was all clear, nothing found in the strainers...

any ideas?

thanks,
Jeff

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Old 03-04-2014, 09:54 PM   #2
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Check the drain line. There might be a clog in it.

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Alot of times it's something caught in the pump, or a bad pump.

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I wonder if it would be worth my effort to pull the unit out and take it all apart or just call in the warranty?
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There are alot of reasons a pump will not pump. It will be one of these.
1. The intake, where the water flows to the pump, is blocked
2. The impeller on the pump is loose
3. if the impeller is an enclosed style the veins may be blocked by something.
The discharge is blocked by a kink or plug in the discharge line.
4. The intake of the pump has a crack where it can suck air.
5. If the pump is cavitating, it will just spin and not pump. Cavitating is where one of the above things have happened and the pump just spins. If it continues for a long time it will ruin the pump.
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I once bought a new DW because of a not draining problem. Pulled the old one out and could see the discharge hose had developed a kink. New one on the pickup tail gate so went straight ahead like a charging bull moose. Gave the old one away to a young couple just beginning a family that surely needed it. It's still running and I've since replaced the one on the tailgate twice.
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One problem that I have found.
every now and then a homeowner will replace the disposal without removing the knockout plug for the dishwasher drain.
Otherwise as previously mentioned check the hose for kinks and plugs.
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Bought this in October 2013, so it is still under warranty, but wanted to see if the symptoms could be a fouled line or if it is something else.

It is a Frigidaire FFBD2411NB1A

It has been working for the last few months, until today...and it isn't draining... When I start the drain cycle, it gurgles a little, then stops and the motor just hums. I took apart the insides down to the little drain hole and it was all clear, nothing found in the strainers...

any ideas?

thanks,
Jeff
Diffinately check out the obvious. It may be something simple like a kink or clogged line as others have suggested. If no results, I agree with you, go the waranty route and swap it out for another one.

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if its not even trying to drain at all its usually the drain solenoid. this was a very common problem with i did maintenance. its what you hear click before the dishwasher starts draining into the disposal. if you take off the bottom door plate its usually right there attached to a plate in front of the pump. check the picture for example.
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you can usually tell if its bad just by looking at it.

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