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Old Ultra Wash won't drain

I have an older Kenmore Ultra Wash dishwasher that won't drain. I checked the drain hose and it looks clear. I have been trying to remove the filter housing to check for debris but I cannot figure out how to take the thing off. Any help on removing that piece would be helpful.

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Thanks, again.
He tried the pliers with no results. Before I had written and which I did not include in my original post, I have used the cancyel button prior to asking my husband to help. It took 3 times for it to completely drains.... I refilled it again, thinking it was OK, with the same water appearing on the floor. Again used the drain button 3 times before it completely drained.

That's why I think it's clogged. At any rate, husband was afraid to go further, pa rts are all over the kitchen, and we had received no response from this site......he thought this is over his head b/c he can't get the Intel protector off. So, we just scheduled a repairman who will be here tomorrow.



Thank you again.
by Manage My Life
April 23rd, 2013
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Mark T
eve,

Often times you need to grasp the cover with a pair of pliers to remove it. If the unit is not draining, I recommend to close the door and push the cancel drain button. When you push the button, the cancel drain light should come on and the drain motor should run. If the motor does run, I recommend disconnecting the drain hose from the sink drain. Then place the end of the hose in a bucket and push the drain button again. If the unit drains, the drain in the sink is plugged. If it does not drain, I recommend placing a pan under the drain hose at the pump. Then carefully remove the drain hose and see if the water drains. If the water drains out the hose id likely plugged. Please let me know what you find. I will be happy to assist you further if your husband is willing.
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by Mark T Earned 1,607 community points in Appliances
April 23rd, 2013
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He has removed the screw (just in case that is your next question).:)
by Manage My Life
April 22nd, 2013
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OK, husband has gotten as far as taking out the Inlet Protector, but it won't budge.
by Manage My Life
April 22nd, 2013
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Thank you for your reply. I found water on my kitchen floor yesterday after I'd put it on for a Smart Wash. The cycle had finished. I opened the door to see the bottom full of water. When I then closed the door, more water poured out from under the washer.

Husband took the sprayer arm off it's spindle to reveal the area underneath it, with the screws around the round thing (sorry don't know what to call it)......he wasn't able to get the screws out (or so he says). I'm thinking that there is something clogging it up, but with husband's attitude not sure I'll find out what exactly is wrong with it.

If I had instructions on what to take out, look for, he might be more willing or in a better mood to do something as he's pretty quick to throw up his hands if he doesn't want to deal with anything (gaming addict). He wants me to just call a repairman. I think it's just stopped up somewhere, or corroded with soap/grease, etc.

I'll show him your diagram when he comes home tonight, along with any instructions you might have.

Thanx.
by Manage My Life
April 22nd, 2013
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Mark T
eve.
I will be happy to assist you on how the access the pump on your model. I posted the instructions for your model in the image below. Just click on the image to enlarge it.
I hope this is helpful. If you could post more details of what the problem is with the dishwasher, I will be happy to assist you.


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by Mark T Earned 1,607 community points in Appliances
April 22nd, 2013
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Have an old Ultra Wash, with model numbers from 665.1636, 665.1736, ll6.,1636, and 656.1737Enjoy reading this; however, the vid was about a KitchenAid, not a Kenmore. Husband has already tried to remove the screws to raise up whatever is being held i.
n.......didn't work.

any ideas of how to do this with a Kenmore?
by Manage My Life
April 21st, 2013
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I am sorry that did not work. I have found a video that shows how to take this dishwasher apart. I posted the link for it below. The filter assembly can be removed from the pump but cannot be taken apart. If it is plugged it has to be replaced. Please feel free to reply below if you need further assistance.
by Mark T Earned 1,607 community points in Appliances
August 19th, 2011
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Thx for the help. I checked all your suggestions and that doesn't seem to be the problem. My model number is 665.13449k900. Sorry about not adding it before. I cannot get to the filter or whatever it's called to check for debris. I cannot see where it is attached to remove it so that I can check it.
by Manage My Life
August 18th, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the dishwasher. Without a model number, I can only assume which dishwasher you have. The older units plug at the check valve for the drain. To check this area turn the power off to the unit and remove the lower access panel. The first image shows the drain hose connected to the check valve. I recommend that you

shut off the breaker

to the dishwasher and remove the bottom front access panel to access this end of the drain hose. Use a shallow pan to catch any residual water that will drain out of the dishwasher when you remove this hose. Remove the other end of the hose from the garbage disposal. Blow air through the drain hose to verify that it is clear. If you have an air gap installed, you will need to check the line between the check valve and the air gap and then the line between the air gap and the garbage disposal. The second image shows the check valve with the drain hose removed. Unscrew the check valve and remove it to check the flapper valve as shown in the third image. According to your details, you may have already conducted these checks in the proper manner. If not, I recommend that you recheck these issues. If you find no problems with the check valve and drain line, I recommend that you check the opening of the sump where the check valve screws in for a clog or restriction. If you need to access the sump area from inside the dishwasher, this link of a previous answer shows how to disassemble the pump:

How do I access the drain impeller on a Kenmore model 665.16759791 dishwasher that wont drain?

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These tips may help you resolve this drain issue in the dishwasher. If you need more help, submit a model number, additional details and we will try to assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by Mark T Earned 1,607 community points in Appliances
August 17th, 2011
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Managemylife.com is a great place to find the answers to just about anything, especially on appliances. I would suggest that you provide a little more information such as the make and the model # of your product so your expert will be able to provide you the best possible answer. Just click on reply below and the provide the required data. You can also set service with a Sears technician. I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!
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August 16th, 2011
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