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Main sink and d/w did not drain. Used plunger heavily. Did not work. Had main line jetted out. Now sink drains but d/w still does not. Older model Kenmore #1661590 Thank you

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Hello playultimate,
I am assuming that your dishwasher drains either directly into your sink or through a garbage disposal as part of your sink. Regardless of which method is used, you need to verify that your dishwasher drain system is funcioning properly so.. make sure your dishwasher drain filter is free from debris.. if you are still having a problem ..it could be the pump is defective or clogged with food byproducts, the lines into and out of that pupm are clogged of the drain hose itself is clogged or pinched.. Once you have cleaned your drain screen inside the dishwasher, .. try cycling it withour dishes to see if you get a reasonable drain flow .. The key is to identify if its a clog/restriction or a bad pump... Hope some of these ideas will help solve your problem.. Get back to me if you are still struggling..
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Rick

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