Skip to content
Manage My Life

Dishwasher holding water

My dishwasher a undercounter Kenmore Ultrawash model #665.16798792 has always held a small amount of water in bottom all the time is this normal?

Dishwashers , Kenmore , Appliances
Sign in to answer a question
2 Answers from these members:
Manage My Life
A Dishwasher is something we depend and when starts malfunctioning it can be a big inconvenience. I have attached some links below that give great information on way this may be happening. Hope it helps!
by Manage My Life
March 22nd, 2011
Answered in 7 minutes
0 votes
Fred M
This can be a tricky question because the will be a small amount of water left behind to keep the seals wet.

The water should not cover the bottom of the tub.

One thing you can do is to remove the filters and get into the sump of the dishwasher to check the drain impeller.

You can clean the filters and check the impeller for this problem.

The 675806 drain impeller can be obtained from the following link:

Sears PartsDirect


This dishwasher also has a "check valve" 675238 that might have failed. The check valve is located on the side of the pump with the drain hose hooked to it. It is suppose to prevent water from reentering the tub after the drain pump stops.

Thanks for the question and feel free to reply with any additional details or questions for further assistance.
by Fred M Earned 109,681 community points in Kenmore
March 23rd, 2011
Answered in 15 hours
0 votes
Didn't find what you are looking for? Ask a question
Get up to
% off
On Dishwashers