Dishwasher would not drain / pump out the water

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Christopher From Cape May Court House, NJ

Jul 27, 2007

18 out of 22 people found this instruction helpful

First I called a repairman. He saw it was a certain model Maytag and would not fix it. It washed, but would not drain, so rather than buy another I took about an hour to carefully remove the washer and the motor / bowl unit from the body. Then it was easy to see what was wrong. The problem was a broken lifter arm in the bottom of the bowl. This caused the drain solenoid piston to "travel" too far and actually dislodge from the solenoid during use. You have to remove the lower spray arm, drain grate and then the lifter is a little black plastic "arm" on a metal rod that is actuated by the solenoid under the washer. The lifter fits over the rod and is held with a snap ring. Re-assembly was easy.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lifter (Now subbed to Drain Valve Lever Lifter)

Part Number: PS2202732

In Stock