Having problems with your Whirlpool DP940PWKQ Free-standing Dishwasher ?

I believe there is food plugging up the drain so therefore the dishwaher doesn't fully drain. I can't reach the food from the outside. How do I get to the drain to check if it really is plugged?


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Most machines piggy back to the outlet of the sink via a Y piece. Undo the hose clip from this connection and try to blow back on it. The drain filter should be removed( if it has a catching filter basket) If blowing does not work you could try backflushing with a hose to unblock it.

If a bone( which shouldn't have) has got somehow into the impellor the unit will need to be taken apart to clear the pump ( big Job!)

Most dishwashers require their owners to scrape the plates and even rinse them prior to washing. ( Sounds mad to me but its in a lot of the user manuals) to ensure food scraps do not block the pump.
Check the hoses for kinks as this will cause problems as well

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Remove the back panel of the washer for access, but i really doubt that is the problem, more likely a pump solenoid has failed, you can access that from the back as well, it is a flapper valve that allow pressure for washing and then flips to pump the water and waste out.
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