Help! My Maytag Dishwasher is NOT Draining
If your Maytag dishwasher is not draining, there are a number of possible reasons for this fault. In some cases, the solution might be fairly simple. However, given the complex nature of these appliances, it is often best to contact a professional. Below are some of the most common reasons why your Maytag dishwasher is failing to drain.
Broken Drain Impeller
The drain impeller is responsible for pushing water through the drain hose and into the drain line or garbage disposer. If this part is broken, it will need to be replaced.
Faulty Drain Pump
If the drain pump is broken, it will no longer be able to force water from inside the dishwasher through the drain hose. If the drain pump motor is faulty, the dishwasher will not drain. Drain pumps cannot be repaired and a replacement is required.
Drain Solenoid Failure
The drain solenoid is responsible for opening the drain valve. This allows the water to flow out from the dishwasher. If this part fails, the valve will not open and the dishwasher will not drain.
Clogged Drain Valve
Food and debris can cause a blockage and this often occurs in or around the drain valve. If this is the case, it needs to be cleaned. If the drain valve is faulty or damaged, it will need to be replaced.
Pump and Motor Assembly Fault
The motor runs during the drain cycle and drives the impeller to force water out through the drain hose. If the pump or motor assembly is faulty, you might notice that it no longer runs or you may hear a humming sound.
Clogged or Poorly Installed Garbage Disposer
The problem with your dishwasher may not be your dishwasher at all. It could be a blockage in the garbage disposer or perhaps the garbage disposer was not installed correctly. You can check for a clog yourself or call a professional. If the disposer is not properly installed, call an expert to verify all connections and make sure that everything is in order.
Stuck Check Ball
The check ball is a plastic ball that prevents water from flowing back into the dishwasher after it has drained. If the ball is stuck, it will prevent the water from flowing out. If this is the case, try to dislodge it in order to resolve the problem.
Just like the garbage disposer, the drainage hose can also become clogged and will need to be unblocked.
Faulty Water Pump Belt
If this belt is broken or worn, it will no longer function as it should. If this is the case, you will need to replace the belt. Some disassembly will be required and it is essential that the belt is fitted properly before you use your dishwasher again.
Whether you have DIY appliance repair experience or not, Maytag dishwashers can prove complex to diagnose without the right equipment and training. For professional Maytag dishwasher repairs in Vancouver, call Max Appliance Repair today at (604) 229-4068.