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My dishwasher isn't draining and the dishes aren't getting clean. I use liquid dish detergent. Is there a plug or something simple? Thanks

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The impeller in the pump may be stuck, I have found that sometimes a small hard piece of material, in my case it was a toothpick gets stuck inside, most are easy to get too, but you do have to pull the dishwasher out from under the counter, unplug the electrical, and when you take off the drain line be sure to have a bucket handy, check tha drain lines, at the disposal as well, most parts are less expensive that you think, I use appliance parts on the web prices are fair, and parts come when expected.

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