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My dishwasher is filling with dirty water

Sometimes your dishwasher fills with dirty water, even though it’s been switched off. Luckily, this is an easy problem to fix. You could have a problem with the drain hose position, or your dishwasher could need a good old clean. Here are some ideas to help you keep that dirty water at bay.

Adjust the drain hose

The first thing to check when your dishwasher is filling with dirty water is the position of your model’s drain hose. When a cycle has finished, water goes into the dishwasher drain hose which connects to the sink drain. If the drain hose isn’t in the right position, this can cause dirty water to fill the appliance. Make sure that the top of the dishwasher drain hose is higher than the sink’s drain so water can easily flow downwards and out. This will also stop any water from the sink getting into your dishwasher.

Dishwasher cleaning

Sometimes the key to solving life’s troubles is to have a good old soak and it’s the same for your dishwasher. Food residue can build up in your appliance, which can affect the quality of the water inside. Giving your dishwasher a good clean every now and again will really help to keep it in tip top shape.

Contact the manufacturer

If you’re still having trouble, check the product manual for specific solutions for your model. You can also try calling the manufacturer for more direct help and advice. Check out the link below for a list of manufacturer numbers.

Manufacturer helplines