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DishDrawer as a drying rack?

10 years ago

Hey guys,

I have a question, which might seem stupid but here goes.

My family has never used a dishwasher, ever. We recently renovated and decided to get a DishDrawer with the intention of using it to as a drying rack when unused. However, we're finding that the water does not drain from the bottom when we leave dishes to dry inside. We've checked the filter and ran the garborator. We need to run a new cycle to clear the dirty/smelly water pooling inside. We didn't notice this happening when we first got the dishwasher, but its only about 2 months old!

Which brings me to my question, can you use the dishdrawer as a drying rack? When I look at the plumbing there's a loop which makes it seem physically impossible for the water to cross the loop without pressure from the cycle. I've always been under the assumption that you could use a dishwasher as a drying rack when it's not being used, but it doesn't seem like so.

Help? Thanks!

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