July 14,2019

Dishwasher Not Draining

Ever been in a situation where standing water is found at the base of your dishwasher after completion of a wash cycle?

Finding dingy water at the bottom of the dishwasher is annoying and can be caused by a number of reasons. So, it is advisable to run a check before calling the service of a professional plumber.

However, the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown are always available for those with tight schedule and dont have to go through the DIY procedure. Call us today and a plumber will arrive to fix your dishwasher issues and any type of drain cleaning services.

To return your dishwasher to normal working condition the tips below will help.

Get Rid Of the Standing Water

In order to have a clear look at the machine to figure out where the problem is coming from, its necessary you drain the dishwasher of standing water. But before you begin this, make sure the washer is switched off. Then you remove the dish tray at the bottom so as to have room to get rid of the dirty water below.

Run Your Garbage Disposal

Food debris usually clogs the drain pipe that is located just below the disposal. This can lead to the malfunctioning of the dishwasher. In most cases, allowing the garbage disposal to run is all your machine needs to start draining again. In order to prevent food debris from clogging the drainage system, it is recommended that you allow water to keep flowing then run your garbage disposal for a few seconds even after the food is cleared.

Examine the Filter

The filter is located at the bottom of the tub and can easily get clogged by food debris, leather or even paper. Try to clear all the food particles or materials from the filter.

Run a Test on The Drain Valve

The drain valve is tasked with the function of preventing water from entering the dishwasher during the draining process. Running a test on the drain valve simply entails ensuring that the valve moves freely and this is done by pushing the on button of the valve. If this valve is frozen, replace the electrical solenoid.

Check the Drain Hose for Irregularities

In most cases, the drain hose is usually clogged or kinked making it difficult for air or water to pass through. Just blowing air through the hose in minor situations can get rid of the clog, but in some cases, a new drain hose is required.

When the drain hose is kinked, the first step is to locate the hose, then make an effort to straight it with your hands. This can be very effective but theres a high tendency for the situation to repeat.


If this keep reoccurring, its only necessary that you replace the drain hose. And if that doesnt solve the problem, its highly advisable that you hire the services of a professional plumber such as Mr. Rooter plumbing of Youngstown to fix the irregularity you found.

Call a Professional

In most cases, the above techniques may come in handy, but if otherwise, the service of a professional is highly advisable. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown is a service provider with licensed and experienced plumbers who can detect the problem with your dishwasher and it back in full working condition.

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