Water was not being pumped out of the dishwasher

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher

Modelkudi01il

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Truman From Atlanta, GA

Feb 02, 2011

25 out of 31 people found this instruction helpful

This site is wonderful..., thank you. Especially thanks to Nanette's detailed experience. The thing that gave me the most problem (and apparently Nanette, as well) was removing the lower round cover of the chopper assembly. Finally, some one on the internet identified the trick...put needle nose pliers in the screw-hole and pull-away. It came right out. Wish I could acknowledge the source but now can't find it.
Actually, the check valve was good, but I replaced it anyway. It was 10 times the trouble to replace than the drain pump. Wish I had started with the drain pump. By removing the drain hose, I stuck my finger in the hole and discovered the problem: the impeller was off of the pump and lying in the bottom of the drain. It was a simple thing to replace the pump. Press down on the locking mechanism and turn it to the left. When it was off, I could see that the check valve was in place and not a problem. (Of course by that time, I had already replaced it.) Good luck.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain Pump

Part Number: PS382477

$51.07
In Stock

Sump Pump Check Valve

Part Number: PS650760

$18.09
In Stock