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there is probably nothing wrong with Dishwasher itself.
Your Sink drain is stopped up or your Garbage disposal is clogged.
usually, dishwasher drain is connected to the Garbage Disposal, but if the dishwasher empties the water into the Garbage disposal, if its clogged then water will come out of the sink. Same if sink is clogged between sink and sewer.
If you fill up your sink and then water drains away, then you know your sink itself is not the problem. If its only the Garbage disposal side that does not drain, its the garbage disposal that is clogged.
By any chance is your kitchen sink draining slowly? If the main drain is clogged it will back-up all the way to the dishwasher. Try using 2-Second Plumber or a similar product with a CO2 blast to clean the whole drain first.
Switch immediately to a Brand Name Dishwasher powder (like Electrosol or Cascade.) Avoid gels, tablets and never use a dish soap that is meant for washing dishes in a sink. This will solve the "bubbles" problem.
Yes, dishwashers do maintain some level of water inside to keep the pump seals/gaskets from drying out or seizing. As long as the water down there is clear and has no odor, you and your apartment's dishwasher is fine.
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ther e is noo easy fix, short of replacing the drain line( if indeed thats where the clog is)although you checked the hose from the under the sink, did you check with in the hole where the sink conection is made??and try disconnecting the drain hose from the d/w itself and blow toward sink..
check the drain connection where it connect to the sink these are bad to clog. In your case it may be a partial clog also check for any kinks in the drain line.make sure your line go above the connection point and then back down .This will stop water from flowing from the sink. You can take apart the pump usually torx screws and remove any debris. Do this last
If water flows from the vent, it indicates some type of blockage in the drain line downstream of that point. You can rent something called a "Drain Snake", which will require you to take apart the drain line to clear the obstruction, or you make purchase some liquid drain cleaner and see if that will clear the problem.
Hope this helps,
First off check to see if the drain hose is clogged where it meets the sink drain. 9x out of 10 this is the problem. Then remove the grate cover for the drain under the bottom rack at the back of the unit and check for lost utensils, broken glass, food residue, etc... If these are fine, then it sounds like a clog in the drain line at the water pump or a possible problem with the water pump, as long as it IS cycling right and there are no missed steps along the way (i.e. the last drain cycle before the rinse doesn't kick in and therefor uses the wash water as rinse water). The water pump is under the unit, so you will have to pull it out of it's hole. Remove the bottom panel under the door, remove the box cover on either the right or left hand side AFTER YOU FLIP THE BREAKER FOR IT and remove the wirenuts and free the line from the unit, and turn off water valve under the sink and unhook from the solenoid valve under the unit, and finally remove the drain again from the sink. Pull out of hole by finagling and sheer willpower LOL making sure you stop every once in a while to feed the drain hose back through the hole in your cabinet. You will have to split (take apart) the case of the water pump after you remove it from the unit and check the impeller for wear and to make sure it creates a good seal against housing and make sure the diverter engages properly and diverts water to the specified port (wash or drain) in the correct cycle. You may have to use an old extension cord, cut off the receptacle and hook up wires so you can work this outside. Should cure up any problem. Hope this helps.
Your sink drain is clogged and the back pressure is not allowing the dishwasher to drain competely. Do not use a liquide drain cleaner, it will damage your disposal. take apart p-trap hopefully the clog is there, otherwise the line will need to be snaked.