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Water Will not Drain

Water will not always drain completely from Dishwasher after the washing or rinsing cycles are complete. Dishwasher is about 6 years old. Drain line is clear and free. Dishwasher is pumping out between cycles, at least I can see the water going into the drain. What is the cure. Thanks Gary

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Re: Water Will not Drain

Could be that when my husband installed new garbage disposal he forgot to remove a tab that allows water to drain!!

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Re: Water Will not Drain

It could be cause the water level switch. The level switch is usually a diaphragm device with a small clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. I am not familiar with your machine,but if you will open the rear panel you will find it easily. Clear tube from any obstruction. Good luck !

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