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Old 07-16-2010, 04:17 PM   #16
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(not sure how to tell when a cycle is done?)
Inside the door of the unit is a technical package; a schematic, resistances & currents and an event chronology of the different cycles, with some of the cycles lasting 120 minutes.

All the cycles I've seen begin with a drain function to get rid of the standing water from the last cycle.

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Old 07-17-2010, 11:30 AM   #17
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no you don't have to run it dry and a dish/whatever won't block drainage.. just go by my last post. start with empty[no water] tub turn water supply off-check d/w next day=no water in tub ?=d/w valve problem.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:01 PM   #18
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I know that on my whirlpool the off button is also the drain, it says it under "off". My dishwasher is powered by a switch on the wall. I had this same problem tonight. My wife opens the DW door and says "OMG". So, I go in there and turn the switch on the wall on and press the off button and it starts draining.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:42 PM   #19
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Sheesh, I hate it when someone gets all this help and never bothers to respond with whatever the fix was.

Well for me, I had the same problem. Installed a brand new dishwasher in the place of my old dishwasher. And right away, it was never draining. So I googled left & right and followed advice that didn't fix anything.

Then decided to remove the drain line from the disposer and hang it over the sink to see what it did. And sure enough, water went flowing out of it when I pressed the "drain" button on the dishwasher. So I cancelled the drain. Now I knew the problem was with the disposer! So I looked up into the drain hole on the disposer and there was a freakin piece of hard plastic where there was supposed to be a drain hole!!!!

Stupid me. When I installed this disposer last year, I never knew to knock-out the drain hole cover and I just slipped the old dishwasher drain hose right over it. I just never happened to use the old dishwasher afterwards (because it had its own issues).

So if you're out there and having this drain problem, then try the simple trick of removing your drain line from the disposer and checking to see if water flows out of it.

And BTW.... don't leave the drain line sitting on the floor and wander back to your computer to google what that plastic block was for, because no sooner than I got back to my desk did that water line start draining water all on its own.
And yep, five minutes later when I returned, my dishwasher was empty of water and my entire kitchen floor flooded.

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Good post. don't feel bad, i've seen plumbers forget to knock that plug out.
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I'm sorry for not replying with my fix... I agree, it's terrible when you find a topic about the same problem you're having, only to find that the OP didn't list his fix.

That being said, the fix isn't really known. The repair man came a total of 5 times before it was fixed. The 5th time on a whim, he replaced the drain line with one that was slightly larger in diameter. Despite the fact that the drain line had been inspected multiple times before, this fixed the problem... a non-OEM part was the fix! So whether the original design was the culprit or there was something wrong with the line that wasn't detected in previous inspections, I'm not sure... but my dishwasher works, so I'm a happy man.

Thanks for all of the input everyone, any sorry again that I didn't post my fix.
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I have had a problem with an awful odor coming from my Bosch dishwasher since the day it was installed. It is so bad now that you would think a body has decomposed inside. No standing water. I have had two previous dishwashers and never had this problem. This is frustrating since it was more expensive. Purchased from Lowes. They had A & E service come out to look at it. Said it was either the drain hose had to get looped differently in the back (this was not presented in installation manual ), and then said it was because I didn't use a rince agent? The A&E serviceman was so rude and didn't have an ounce of courtsey. Was in a hurry and pulling at straws.??? He proceeded to lie several times and when I asked him for his name he said he did not have to give it to me. I would strongly recommend never using A & E Service because after calling their 800 service center they said they also didn't have to tell me who came out to my home. They didn't care about my complaint. So now I still have a smelly dishwasher and nothing accomplished after waiting around for the service call.

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so is the drain hose hooked to a garbage disposal? Is the hose looped? If the hose is not looped and it is hooked to a disposal you will get water back in your dishwasher when you run the disposal.

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