How to Fix Whirlpool Clogged Dishwasher – Not Draining

If your dishwasher is clogged and is not draining, Then you have two options to fix it. First option is called an expert and pays him a high fee (which probably no one would like) and the second option is to solve it by yourself by just following a few steps.

Here are the few steps that will help you in fixing your clogged dishwasher.

1. Check the Filter of your Dishwasher

Dishwasher filter Changing

In many cases filter is the main cause and source of the clogged dishwasher. Because some food particles like popcorn kernels can easily get caught in the filter and block the way of water out of your dishwasher.

You can easily find the filter assembly after removing the dish rack. However, in few dishwashers filters are fixed near the base of the spray arm.

2. Remove the filter of dishwasher

After locating the filter just easily remove it. Filter is covered by grills or cage. Filter can easily be removed by hand, but in some models you will have to remove it with the help of a screwdriver.

You will probably see the food particles and soil stuck in the filter.

3. Clean the filter and replace it

You can easily remove most of the soil by just running the filter under the sink faucet. You can easily remove the food particles with the help of an old toothbrush or any soft brush. Remember, never use anything that is made of a tough material, because it might damage the filter. 

After making sure that filter is cleaned perfectly just replace it appropriately. And fit again the cage or grills.

4. Check out for other factors

If your dishwasher is still clogged and is not draining perfectly. Then you should check the drain value. Try to move the drain bracket manually, if it is stuck in one place. Then the value’s electrical components are probably burned out and you need to replace it. 


However, if you have tried all troubleshooting and dishwasher is still clogged. You can call on this number 1-800-253-1301 for more help (only for whirlpool dishwashers). This number is available from Monday to Friday.

We hope that this article will help you in fixing your clogged dishwasher.

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