Yesterday I opened the dishwasher to unload it and found the bottom of it filled with water. I immediately assumed I didn't run the disposer again so the water wouldn't drain. I ran the disposer, then tried to drain the dishwasher. I opened the dishwasher and the water was still there. I called hubby at work, "Can you put Drano in the dishwasher?". It said safe for all systems, but do not use on toilets. I tried it. It STILL didn't work. Waited another 1/2 hour, tried it, still didn't work.
I have 4 kids! The dishwasher is the 2nd most important appliance in our house (next to the washing machine, of course). It can't be broken! We just put ourselves on a budget and a broken dishwasher was not in it! I have Christmas shopping to do!
Daughter came home from school. "You have to rinse off the dishes before you put them in the dishwasher! Now the dishwasher is clogged and we have to get it fixed!" "Oops! Sorry mom."
Husband said to wait for him to come home, he'll look at it. He worked on it for 4 hours. After a minor flooding in our kitchen, he fixed the dishwasher! The drain to the disposer was all clogged. Husband asked if I dumped something greasy down the drain lately. "Oh, you mean like bacon grease?" (Oops, on myself.) So it wasn't daughter. Maybe I'll tell her that later. Well, at least I don't have to worry about this happening again. Bacon's not in the budget. Hubby said he's sending me a bill. Ok, I guess.