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Some water allways found in the base

Though after cleaning all the water is drained some water comes back after about twelve hours theamount of water increases with time

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You have backed-up plumbing. Most dishwashers are attached to the sink drain on the underside and is this is partially blocked, it can cause a backup. You may be able to clear the problem with a healthy drain cleaner using the drains in the sink itself. I would also removed the hose from the dishwasher that is attached to the drain and check it for any accumulation of grease or trapped food.

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