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There is an accumulation of water in the machine after complete cycle

Water is not completely draining after the machine completes its cycle. There is about 2 inch water remaining at the bottom of the machine

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SOURCE: my dish washer does not drian completly

the water must pump uphill to the air gap. the last water in the line drops down the hose, and is in quantity equally to the volume of the hose from the bottom of the pump to the top of the hose. that flows to the bottom of the sump in the unit. if enough, it appears as residual water in the bottom. its ok.


Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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try pressing the cancel/drain button.Do you hear water draining into sink freely?? if not i would disconnect drain undersink look for a clog right there first

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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I had a similar thing with ours. Found out the drainage pipe that goes from the dishwasher to the pipes under the sink was blocked. Take hold of the pipe that geos under your sink from the dishwasher (usually a flexible pipe) and give it a shake and a bang a few times. Also check the filter inside your dishwasher, take it all out and give it a good wash. Look inside the cavity where the filter came out of and make sure no food / fat or other gunk is inside that. I also found those dishwasher cleaner things work very well at unblocking. Buy from a supermarket and you put it in the dishwasher with no dishes. Ours worked like brand new after I did all of this. Good Luck.

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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I have had that probem and the issue is food idems the size of beans or peas make it through the filter system and plug up the drain. Take out both the round and flat filter. The water drains through a row of ridges. Take a probe (fork, toothpick, ...) and clean out between those ridges. I can almost guarentee you will be pulling stuff out. It isn't necessarily visable, you have to probe down the drain a little ways. Let me know if this works.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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either the check valve on the end of the drain hose that connects to the drainpump motor is closed shut or sometin is clogged inside the drain hose..... also maybe you pump motor assmbly is faulty... u prob need wet/dryshop vac and drain it out from inside then check that hose... hope this helps... possibly may need to replace that drain hose,,, prob not worth reparing if its a pump motor depending on which brand some had 5 yr part warranties on the pump motor assembly

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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SOURCE: My dishwasher is not draining


Dishwasher not draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. Check the drain hose for any visible clogging, remove if present. If no visible lint is present then remove then turn off the dishwasher and remove the drain hose and check for any visible clogging. If still not visible then the drain filter or drain pump is clogged and you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump. Also, check for any food pieces stuck near the pump impeller.
Please note that dishwashers don't drain out the complete water such that heating element doesn't overheat. Also check this video for details---

Hope this helps... Please post back for any further assistance.


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