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 Posted: Thu Nov 11th, 2010 03:03 am
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I came home from work and DW(dear wife) said the other DW has a problem. Even though she saw the bottom of the tub full of water she ran it anyway and it spilled water all over the floor. I immediately surmised the drain must be clogged at some point. I eventually, after checking the removeable cup thingy in the bottom, found the clog where the drain hose slips onto the fitting on the drain pipe under the sink. There's a sudden reduction in diameter there, in a step, not a ramp, as there is a flat surface at the end of the fitting about 1/8" thick presented to the waste at 90 degrees. That can't help. So what was the source of the clog? Rice. Rice and one small piece of the hard part of some green roughage, just enough to get snagged and begin a snowballing effect. The machine supposedly has a hard food disposer but the rice grains appeared whole. I've never seen this clog occur before. I wonder if it's some quirk of this unit. We just got it a few months ago. I cleard the clog and all is now fine, but I would like to look into improving the flow at that fitting, somehow. Just sharing my OP EX.



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Had this happen way too often when I was doing service calls.  d/w is a d/w not a disposal. Lucky you don't have rice stuck on all the dishes. Be sure to rinse food particles off , but do not CLEAN the dishes before putting in d/w.Let the soap have some thing to work on. Darn sales people over sell the "solid food disposer".

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That's why it never happened before. The 11 YO did the dishes that day.



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grey one wrote: ... is a d/w not a disposal...
 
Yes, remember, no matter what the salesman says,
it’s a dishwasher, not a garbage disposal.



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