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Dishwasher not draining

Went to use the dishwasher and it had standing water from last cycle that was not drained out. I would close the door and could hear something trying to drain but nothing was ... the drain tube is clear but the washer now does not make any draining noises after trying it several times.
Is there a test to test the pump befopre replacement? Is there a overide to drain the tub besides running through a cycle again?
This dishwasher has not cleaned well from the start and i am tempted to trash it. What is the best one on the market?

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I found my problem and it was related to the drain hose being plugged at the sink beather. As the hose gradually got plugged but chopped pecans ... don't ask me why my son figured the gaurburator would eat up the pecans ... but they accumulated and it acted as a restrictor and started to leave debris on dishes as the dishwasher would not completely **** all of the dirty water out of the tub due to the slowly increasing restriction caused by the accumulating debris in the counter breather assembly.

The solution was to disaasemble the breather by plucking the cap off and then uncrewing the top portion of the breather and cleaning all of the gook (Techincal term for Nuts, Hair, and other food matter) from the breather. Took 5 minutes and fixed the lack of draining problem and dramatically improved the overall operation of the washer ... it must have been like this for a long while. If you have debris left on your dishes check the breather for debris that may be restricting the draining of the dirty water from the tub

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Check pump for blockage and waste outlet

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