This thread has been bookmarked. Visit your bookmarked threads to review.
Post a Reply to this Thread
Pumping Out A Non-Working Dishwasher (8 Posts)
Pumping Out A Non-Working DishwasherI have a customer with a dishwasher that hasn't worked for years and is full of stinky water, can I hook up my transfer pump, that I use to pump out water heaters, to the 5/8" hose on the dishwasher drain to pump the water out of the DW?
Thanks, Bob GagnonThis post was edited by an admin on May 15, 2012 7:19 AM.
Worth a TryI've never done it that way, but unless there's a solenoid valve in the drain line that you can't open, it should work."Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
Oil & Gas Burner Service
Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
Solenoid ValveYa Steamhead, I never thought of a solenoid, the customer said it has been full of dirty water for years, I didn't want to cut the drain line unless it would work. has anyone tried this?
Thanks, Bob Gagnon
AnswerIf you disconnect the line at the disposal or sink and lower the hose so it's below the dishwasher tub, the water might just flow out... unless the water is stuck in there because of an obstruction.
Drain it into a container, and if you need to stop the flow just raise the hose above the water level in the dishwasher tub.
In normal use the drain pipe has an air gap designed such that the hose is routed above the tub water level before it drains.
Draining:What breed and age is it. GE's of that age have a solenoid that actually opens a valve that is operated by linkage that open when the pump is running. Kitchen-Aids don't. .Look underneath and see if there is any linkage to open. Some change pump speeds.
Suck it out with a WetVac...Then dump it down the john or on the lawn,,,
Hey, I 'm a poet, and didn't know it ;-)
But, my feet show it, Their Long Fellows.....
MEIt's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
I washoping to avoid that, i would still have to clean out the DW and my wet vac.