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Old 09-30-2006, 02:12 PM  
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My dishwasher, a Frigidaire that fits under the counter, does not completely drain. The water sits in the bottom underneath the filter like thing and smells really rancid. I have not been using it to do dishes, but periodically have to run it just to get the bad smell to go away.

How do I check for clogs? I'm not sure where to even start since it's an under-the-counter model.

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Old 09-30-2006, 03:10 PM  
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My dishwasher, a Frigidaire that fits under the counter
Model#?
http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html Some model# helps.

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does not completely drain. The water sits in the bottom underneath the filter like thing
Can you see water inside when the cycle is done/over? Or do you have to remove something to see this water?

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How do I check for clogs?
Normally need to remove the access panals, turn off the power and physically remove/check the hoses/drain pump right from the exit point at the d/w all the way to the house plumbing ( usually under the sink area ).

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Thanks, Jeff

My Model # is FDB126RBQ0

I don't see water in the bottom of the dishwasher unless I lift the round filter/cover thing that covers the drain in the bottom. In there there is ALWAYS some water left and that is where it gets rancid-smelling.

The access panel is removed, but I am nervous disconnecting it because I don't want to mess anything up

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I don't see water in the bottom of the dishwasher unless I lift the round filter/cover thing that covers the drain in the bottom
Water is suppose to be there, primed pump is always full of water even when no more is comming out of the drain.

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it gets rancid-smelling
Not using the d/w often enough? Bad water? Why does it smell? Drain hooked up on the wrong side of the sink trap? My own d/w is similier to yours and gets ran once a day and we have no smell.

http://www.frigidaire.com/support/ResultsPage.asp?strModel=FDB126RBQ0&User=&Search=S earch
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I'm also having problems with my dishwasher (same model I believe) not draining. I've looked at the Frigidaire Manual and it was no help.

The problem though is that once the cycle is done there is water at the bottom of the tub (at least a good inch of it), it's dirty and doesn't smell too pleasant either.

The first time it happened we cupped all the water out and ran a light cycle again. If we stopped the cycle in the middle the water would drain (except there was still water underneath the self cleaning filter) but it at least would not gather. However, if we let the cycle run all the way through the dry cycle the water would accumulate there.

We do not have a food waste disposer and I have no idea where the knockout plug to look for is. We've taken it apart and cannot find where a clog maybe, and when I empty a sink full of water it drains a little slow but nothing too noticeable.

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Thanks, Jeff

My Model # is FDB126RBQ0

I don't see water in the bottom of the dishwasher unless I lift the round filter/cover thing that covers the drain in the bottom. In there there is ALWAYS some water left and that is where it gets rancid-smelling.

The access panel is removed, but I am nervous disconnecting it because I don't want to mess anything up

Did you ever figure out the problem?? My dishewasher is doing the same exact thing.
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You may look at a posting earlier referencing a dishwasher not draining completely (7-10-2009). It refers to a GE dishwasher. I'm not sure at all if the Frigidaire is similar to GE dishwashers or not. Here is a link that is referred to: GE Dishwasher Drainology | Dishwasher Repair | Fixitnow.com Samurai Appliance Repair Man

My problem turned out to be the check valve as referred to in the article. As suggested by earlier replies, remove the plastic screens etc... that should be fairly easy to remove and see if there is any foreign material in there. I assume the dishwasher WAS working properly at one time, so I'm doubtful you have pipings/connections/wiring etc... are wrong.

Good luck and report back on what you find so others can get a heads up!

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I have a Frigidaire #FDB1200RGCO and it is not running at all when I push any buttons, though the lights still come on. Also water seems to have collected at the bottom. What kind of problem am I looking at?
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I have a Fridgidare dishwasher with the same problem. It's brand new and I've only done 3 loads of slightly dirty dishes. The bottom 'cup' is always full and smells like pond scum. It's just me so I only turn it on when full, once a week or less. There hasn't been anything to clog it. Could this be a lemon?



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