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Dishwasher doesn't drain

I have a dishwasher that seems to drain properly until the final cycle. It goes into dry mode and drains at the same time. It does drain until the timer cuts out, but there is still a considerable amount of water left in the bottom after I open the door to unload the dishwasher. Any suggestions. Thanks Don

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Re: dishwasher doesn't drain

Sounds like there is some debri in the drain line ...(usually you can flush it out by removing the lower loading rack and lift up and remove the spray bar ... flush the line with preferably a garden hose. The drain line-otlet can vary in location. see if yours is under the sink? if it is you can back-flush the drain line from there. Good luck be safe and stay dry... Joe_Rex

Posted on May 01, 2007

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