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Washer won't drain

I have a Kenmore dishwasher 665 and just replaced the disposer under the kitchen sink. Now the washer will not drain after using it for the first time after the installation. What do I need to check? Thanks.

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I would guess the dishwasher drain line is connected directly to the disposer. Disconnect the drain line from the disposer and check to see if it is plugged.

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