Guides in Unclogging a Dishwasher
Over time, the dishwasher may not drain as quickly as it used to. Well, your first thought may be that the dishwasher is spoilt and it needs to be repaired or replaced but the problem could be with the plumbing and not the whole machine. It could be just a clog that has blocked the drain hose, hence preventing water from flowing into the drain pipe. To unclog the dishwasher, you need to check for the debris that may have blocked the drainage system by removing the drain hose. If your dishwasher is not draining, the following steps will help you to unclog it:
Remove the kick plate, which is below the door of the dishwasher
The first thing you should do when unclogging a dishwasher is look for the hose. Take off the screws located at the panel then remove the kick plate. The screws can be on either above or below the panel.
Disconnect the hose
The hose is connected to the sink and the pump just below the spray arm. Ensure that you place a bucket under the hose to catch any spills or debris. Using pliers pulls the wire clamp and slide it up the drain hose. Then, using your hands, remove the hose and shake it around to remove the debris. You can then empty the debris that is in the pan so that they do not pour.
Run a lot of water through the hose
If the wiggling did not get all the debris out, use water with a full force to remove any remaining debris that could clog the dishwasher again. You can make use of a garden hose, place the garden hose at the drain hose and run the water at a full force; the pressure of the water will remove all the remaining dirt.
Replace the drain hose
If the hose is broken or it refuses to clear, you should consider replacing it. Get a new one from the store and fix it back in its position using the right tools.
Ensure that the dishwasher is working correctly after reconnecting the hose. Run the dishwasher just to make sure that the problem has been fixed.