Tappan dishwashers efficiently clean dishes using a large quantity of water. The drain pump in each dishwasher helps remove the water at the end of the wash cycle, but a dishwasher that won't drain leaves standing water in the bottom and potentially wet dishes for users to dry manually. Use these tips to help fix a dishwasher that won't properly drain.
Tappan dishwashers use the same drain pipes as nearby kitchen sinks, and clogs in the sink's flow may prevent the dishwasher from emptying properly. Clear any clogs in the sink before running the dishwasher, and then hold the Cancel button on the control panel of the dishwasher to force the drain pump to cycle and move standing water through the drain pipes.
The water inlet valve on a Tappan dishwasher allows the proper amount of water through for each cycle and shuts off the flow when the machine fills. A stuck water inlet valve may introduce more water than the drain pump and related dishwasher parts can handle, making it important to verify the water valve works properly and doesn't run continuously or erratically.
If other dishwasher repair options fail to solve the problem, the drain pump may be faulty. A failed drain pump doesn't cycle on even when you hold down the Cancel button, and it may leave water standing in the bottom of the washer after every load. Check the lines connected to the drain pump for blockage before replacing the unit as clogs may cause potential drainage problems. If a new pump still doesn't run, the fault may lie with the control panel.
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