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How to Fix Samsung Dishwasher Not Draining

Samsung dishwasher not draining issues is a persistent problem faced by all models of dishwasher. This problem is often due to a clogged or blocked connection between the dishwasher and sink. Well, we are here to help you fix problems you encounter when using your home appliances and gadgets.

This Samsung dishwasher not draining issues are often caused by clogged or blocked food debris and particles, kinked, bent, or damaged drain hose, and if the drain hose is connected to the sink with an air gap.

When this connection is blocked there won’t be a proper flow of water and food particles. It is best practice to ensure you remove food particles from your dish before placing them in your Samsung dishwasher.

In this article, we would briefly discuss why the Samsung dishwasher is not draining. We would also provide solutions on how to fix Samsung dishwasher not draining issues.

Why Is My Samsung Dishwasher Not Draining

The reasons why you are experiencing your Samsung dishwasher not draining issues include:

  • Clogged drain hose
  • Clogged cylindrical filter
  • Clogged coarse filter
  • Clogged drain sump hole
  • Faulty drain pump
  • Clogged drain Valve

Samsung Dishwasher Not Draining

To resolve your Samsung dishwasher not draining issues, ensure to follow the steps to have this issue resolved:

Clear Drain Hose

All models of Samsung dishwashers have a hose that water and food particles pass through. If your Samsung dishwasher is not properly seated this could affect the passage of water and food particles. Also when the drain hose is kinked or bent, dirty food particles would find it hard to pass through the hose.

Most times when there the drain hose is clogged, your Samsung dishwasher will experience draining issues where water flows back into the dishwasher by failing to drain. Ensure to straighten the drain hose when you noticed that it is kinked or bent. If you noticed that the drain hose has been damaged and can’t be used, it is better to have it changed or replaced with a new one.

To check the drain hose for kinks or food clogs, follow this step :

  • Disconnect your dishwasher from the power outlet.
  • Turn off the water supply.
  • Slowly and carefully pull out your Samsung dishwasher. Make sure you pull it far enough, so you see and reach your dishwasher from behind.
  • Remove the kick plate of your dishwasher, so you can easily access the drain hose.

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To check for kinks or bends:

Ensure that the drain hose is connected from the drain pump to the sink drain or air gap if not properly connected.

Check for kinks or bends that are preventing drainage of water. Use a flashlight to trace the connection of the drain hose from the drain pump to the sink drain or air gap.

  • Correct any kinks in the line if found.
  • To remove the drain hose:
  • Take off the drain hose from the dishwasher
  • Then place a pan or container under the hose to prevent water or food particles from spilling all over the floor.
  • You can use a long flexible brush Or run water from a high-powered hose through the drain line to clear blockage found in the hose.
  • When you are done, reconnect the hose or replace the drain hose with a new hose.

Turn ON the water supply and run a short cycle to check if this helped fix this issue.

Clean Cylindrical Filter

Clean Cylindrical Filter

New models of Samsung dishwashers have filters, the cylindrical filter is the circular filter that is under the spray arms located in the interior bottom of your Samsung dishwasher.

  • To remove food debris from the cylindrical filter:
  • Rotate the cylindrical filter then lift.
  • To check if your Samsung washer has a filter you can check your user manual or search online.
  • Now clean the cylindrical filter with hot soap water, scrub with a sponge, and detergent.
  • Then rinse thoroughly with water to make sure there is no particle left.

Clean Drain Sump Hole

The drain pump is the hole, that leads water out of the washer before moving to the drain filter. The cylindrical filter and Coarse filter fit into the hole of the drain sump. You need to clean the drain pump to clear food particles, bones, and all other debris that has clogged the drain sump hole.

  • Clean Coarse Filter
  • Some models of Samsung washers have coarse filters separate,
  • The coarse filter is a metal plate held in place by the cylindrical filter, which holds the cylindrical filter. Slide out the coarse filter, after you have removed the cylindrical filter.
  • You need to check the model of your Samsung if the coarse and cylindrical filter is separate or together.

After cleaning the cylindrical and coarse filters, reinstall them back. Ensure you properly key the coarse filter to key into the hole at the bottom of your Samsung dishwasher.

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Clean Drain Valve

The drain valve consists of a gate arm and a solenoid coil, the valve is located under the dishwasher behind the front kick panel. The drain valve often gets stuck by closing and this, in turn, prevents water from properly draining from the dishwasher.

Samsung Dishwasher Drain Valve

Before trying to locate the drain valve, make sure your Samsung dishwasher is cooled off, to prevent injuries or burns to body parts. To ensure the drain valve of your Samsung is perfectly working:

Check The Gate Arm

The gate arm is part of the components of the drain valve of your Samsung washer. The gate arm allows water out of your Samsung washer through the valves.

Ensure that the two springs attached to the gate arm are not damaged or missing. If either is the case, it must be replaced. Also, the valves must move freely.

Check The Solenoid

The solenoid engages the gate arm and is connected by two wires. You should test the solenoid for continuity by using a multimeter.

Disconnect the solenoid from the wires, then place the terminals of the solenoid to the negative and positive terminals of the multimeter. You will need to replace the solenoid if the Multimeter does not read.

Check Rotating Blade

Check The Rotating Blade

Once you ensure that the gate arm and the solenoid are now perfectly working. The rotating blade inside your Samsung dishwasher is also known as the motor. Failure of the motor to rotate the blades can lead to your Samsung dishwasher not draining problems. Turn the rotating blade with your hand and allow water to drain out of your dishwasher system.

Clean Clogged Drain Pump

The drain pump is a mechanical device that uses the impeller to force water through the drain hose. If the drain pump is clogged with food particles, it would refuse to drain.

Samsung Dishwasher Drain Pump Test

  • Remove the lower rack inside the dishwasher.
  • Remove the cylindrical filter.
  • Remove moisture particles from the filter, you can make use of a sponge.
  • Then remove the drain pump cover, and push in its handle.
  • Check if the impeller is in a good condition.
  • Remove any food particles from the pump.
  • Then ensure you properly place the drain pump cover back and press down until you hear a clicking sound.

Why is There Water in The Bottom of My Samsung Dishwasher

If your Samsung dishwasher at home is not draining. To fix this issue, you should check the sink’s drain for clogs and blockage which may have been caused by food, debris, and waste.

Also, you need to ensure that the drain hose connection to the sink is straight, not pinched shut, kinked, bent or damaged. All of these could cause water not to drain properly, and water stored at the bottom of your Samsung dishwasher.

In conclusion, run a water cycle to check if your Samsung dishwasher is now properly draining. Ensure it is a short cycle so you won’t have to waste a lot of water. However, if you are not a good DIYer, and after trying all the above steps, ensure to call a repairman or technician that specializes in dishwasher repairs.

Lastly, you can request service from Samsung support or activate warranty claims, if the warranty still covers your dishwasher.

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