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Our dishwasher was gushing water after a cycle

When we opened it up, it wasn't draining. There was a lot of water sitting in the bottom. Our sink filled with water as well.

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If you dish washer pumped or drained water up into you sink then you drain line from the sink or even further down is clugged up, Machine out drain line. A drip sized cable machine can be rented. I recomend a 1/4 inch line. You will only have to go frim the sink to the main line.  

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