You may be thinking that the only problem to worry about when it comes to your Samsung dishwasher is that it turns on and completes the selected cycle without issue. However, if your dishwasher is not draining, this can cause major issues that need to be quickly resolved.
If your Samsung dishwasher does not drain, clear your sink of any blockage, check to see if the drain hose has been pinched, check for any leaks within the appliance, pay attention to any indicator lights which reveal the source of the problem, and try resetting the dishwasher.
It is obvious that every Samsung dishwasher owner wants an appliance that is going to be able to reach the appropriate heats to clean tough grime well, can easily disperse dishwashing soap, and has enough water power to blast away breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Once all of this is done though, all of that residue settles to the bottom of your dishwasher and drains out. If you have a Samsung dishwasher and it is not draining, read on to find the right fix to your problem.
Samsung Dishwasher Does Not Drain
The draining function of dishwashers is not something that is often thought about, as this is a step that simply falls after the most important functions of the appliance. However, without draining, you are left with a pool of dirty food water that eventually becomes stagnant, stinking, and needs to be removed. If you have a Samsung dishwasher that is not draining, read below to see what may be the cause and what you can do to get your dishwasher draining again.
If your Samsung dishwasher does not drain, check to make sure that your sink is not the cause of the problem. If you have a garbage disposal, be sure to run the disposal and ensure that no debris is present within the area and that water can easily run down the drain without blockage.
If you don’t have a garbage disposal, get a flashlight and check down the drain to see if you notice any obstructions. If you notice that the drain is blocked in some way, either pour down an unblocking agent or use a tool that can extract the objects or buildup to unclog your drain. Once this has been done, run hot water down the drain to make sure it can easily flow down and try once again to start your dishwasher to see if it will drain on its own.
If you have a different brand dishwasher please check out our dishwasher not draining article for other brands.
Samsung Dishwasher Does Not Drain Completely
When a cycle is complete, you will either be notified by the control board or your Samsung dishwasher or you will notice that the appliance has completely turned off. When you open the door of your dishwasher, you should notice clean dishes, potentially a bit of water accumulation on a few glasses or plates, but you should never be able to see any water pooled at the bottom. If your dishwasher has drained some but not completely, what might the cause be?
If your Samsung dishwasher does not drain completely, it could be that the drain hose was pinched during installation. To fix this problem, simply remove the dishwasher gently from its space, free the drain hose, then reinsert the appliance in a way that leaves the hose untouched.
Samsung Dishwasher Drain Pump Keeps Running
The purpose of a drain pump is to rid your Samsung dishwasher of any moisture, no matter how big or small. If your drain pump is working properly, you should open your dishwasher and see no standing water at the bottom of your appliance, but you don’t want this pump to run continuously. If you have a drain pump that keeps running without you running the dishwasher, not only is the noise interruptive, but you have a problem that needs to be resolved.
If your Samsung Dishwasher drain pump keeps running, inspect your dishwasher for any big or small leaks. If a leak is present, this is the cause of the pump running continuously, as if the pump detects water, it will run until the source has been completely dried up.
If you are not able to see any type of leak on the appliance, look at the control panel on your Samsung dishwasher to see if you notice any lights blinking. Identify the buttons that are blinking and then, using your user manual, look up what these lights mean to move forward with the error message they are relaying. Once you know the exact error message, you can follow the steps within the user manual to resolve your issue.
Samsung Dishwasher Keeps Beeping and Draining
One great feature of many Samsung dishwashers is that they relay messages by the sounds they put out. One bad thing for owners is that when they hear continual draining as well as beeping sounds coming from their appliance, this means that something is off. If you hear beeping coming from your Samsung dishwasher and you notice that it is also draining, what can you do to get your appliance working as it should again?
If your Samsung dishwasher keeps beeping and draining, pay attention to the lights that are flashing when this beeping occurs. Flashing and beeping lights are indicators that something is awry, but the specific message can be found by consulting your owner’s manual.
Samsung Dishwasher Stuck On Drain
Draining is an essential part of keeping your dishes clean, your Samsung dishwasher in good condition, and your home free of any flooding that may occur if draining stops. However essential this step may be, it is not something that needs to continually go on, as this is the final step to the completion of your dishwashing cycle. If your dishwasher is stuck on drain and you can’t seem to get it to stop, take a look below to see what you can do.
If your Samsung dishwasher is stuck on drain, it may be helpful to reset your dishwasher. To do this, unplug the appliance directly from its power outlet or turn off the breaker that gives the dishwasher power. Allow it to sit for one to five minutes before restoring power again.
Samsung Dishwasher Keeps Filling and Draining
When your Samsung is in the middle of a cycle, the bottom of the wash will fill with previously used water and it will then be drained to rid the dishwasher of the dirty water. This should not be a continual process once the cleaning has stopped and your dishes are ready to be dried. However, if you start a cycle with your dishwasher and notice that it is filling and draining more often than it should, there is one common issue that typically causes this.
If your Samsung dishwasher keeps filling and draining, it is likely that the sensor case assembly needs to be replaced. If this is faulty or damaged, it will cause the dishwasher to fill and drain without ceasing, causing your appliance to work overtime for no necessary reason.
Samsung Dishwasher Leaking When Draining
When your Samsung dishwasher begins its draining cycle, the process should be something that you might hear, but you certainly do not see. If you notice that draining has started and water begins to leak from the appliance and down onto your floors, a quick and effective fix is in immediate order. If you notice that your Samsung dishwasher is leaking during the draining stage, read below to see what needs to be done to get this to stop.
If your Samsung dishwasher is leaking when draining, check to see if the water is leaking from the drain pump itself. If this is the case, it means that the impeller and seal kit is the reason for the leaking, thus, both of these need to be replaced to get the leaking to stop.
This process can actually be done independently from the drain pump, but the pump will have to be disassembled in order to do so and you will have to find an impeller and seal kit. If you want to avoid this, the pump and motor assembly can be replaced, which could be beneficial as you know that the hose, impeller, and seal kit are free of any damage.
Samsung Dishwasher Not Draining LC Code
Samsung has found a way to indicate what different appliances are experiencing by making them smart enough to give indicator codes when something goes wrong. When it comes to dishwashers, there are different codes that indicate different issues, which can be easily looked up in the owner’s manual to find a solution. If you have a Samsung dishwasher and the dishwasher is displaying an LC code when it is not draining, read on.
If your Samsung dishwasher is not draining and is displaying an LC code, this message is an indication that there is some type of leak present within the dishwasher. Once the leak has been located and repaired, this indicator will go off and you will be able to use your appliance once more.
Samsung Dishwasher Not Draining OC Code
If you notice that your Samsung dishwasher is displaying an indicator code but it is not an LC code, you can breathe a bit easier knowing that there is no leak within your dishwasher. However, there are many other codes which indicate different messages that you should pay close attention to, especially if your dishwasher is not draining. If you have a Samsung dishwasher, it is not draining, and it is displaying an OC code, continue reading.
If your Samsung dishwasher is not draining and is displaying an OC code, this is an indication that the water level is higher than it should be within the dishwasher. This indicates a drainage problem, which can be resolved by using previous troubleshooting methods.
Samsung Dishwasher Won’t Cancel and Drain
You may have accidentally pushed a button which caused your Samsung dishwasher to quickly fill up, thus leaving you with a small standing pool of water. When this happens, you should be able to quickly cancel the action and then begin the draining process to get rid of the water at the bottom of your appliance. If this is not the case for you though and you are not able to cancel and drain the water within your unit, what can be done?
If your Samsung dishwasher won’t cancel and drain, you may be able to reset the dishwasher by either pressing the reset button on your unit (if you have one) or disconnecting power from the dishwasher. Once disconnected, allow it to sit for one to five minutes.
Samsung Dishwasher Not Draining Heavy Lights Flashing
If you want to know what is going on with your Samsung dishwasher when draining suddenly stops, the first thing you need to do is look to the control board. As previously noted, this is where your appliance communicates with you, which allows you to deduce exactly what is going on without ever having to troubleshoot. If your Samsung dishwasher is not draining and heavy lights are flashing, what does this mean?
If your Samsung dishwasher is not draining and only the heavy lights are flashing, this means that there is a leak present somewhere within your dishwasher. For the lights to stop and the unit to start draining, the leak will have to be found and repaired.
If your Samsung dishwasher is not draining, check to see if the sensor case assembly needs to be replaced, replace the impeller and seal kit, find the source of the leak if an LC code appears, and look for the source of drainage problems when an OC code displays.