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Dishwasher fills and drains at the same time

After dishwasher starts fill cycle, it starts draining. It fills again with very little water to wash. Top dishes are not getting clean and dishwasher soap leaves a residual on bottom utensils.

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Re: Dishwasher fills and drains at the same time

Your water is syphoning out make sure your drin hose is up

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