I have reached the limits of my ability to fix this issue. I have a 25 year old dishwasher, that up until this point had worked like a charm. I have gotten careless with fully washing out the dishes before running it and am afraid I clogged it up. I ran a load a couple days ago and water came out of the machine and when I opened it up it became pretty clear the water was not draining. After shop vaccing out the water I watched the below youtube video on how to take it apart. I did that, tried to shop vac up the blockage through the drain (little oval shaped opening at the bottom?) but it still isn't draining at all. After shutting off the dishwasher at the circuit I opened up the toe kick to look at the hose and it just looks really inaccesible - the machine is hardwired so I'm not sure how to handle that and it really looks wedged into the cabinet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51VysEmz2qg
Further complicating matters, when I was taking it apart, I broke the impeller. Luckily, I can order it online for about $20, so if I am able to fix this drainage issue I can simply replace the impeller.
- What should I do next? Is it time to call in a handyman? Do I just get a new appliance? Do I try to detach the hose and clean it out? Anyone that has any feedback from experience with this issue on this machine would be appreciated. Thanks for your help.
Also - is the drain the little oval shaped opening at the bottom or the valve at the front right? It seems to be the thing at the bottom but it looks small...