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Dishwasher overflowed out of d/w during wash cycle; not draining

In recent weeks, d/w has been depositing more and more grit on the dishes on the top shelf, and has begun leaving (soap?) residue on the dishes on the bottom shelf also.
Last night it overflowed onto the floor during the wash cycle. We stopped the machine, and bailed out some water, but the d/w drain is still not working and a day later, the water is still standing in the bottom of the d/w.

Is there an open/close valve that may be broken or stuck?
Is it possible that the only problem is a totally clogged drain?

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2 things to check

First turn off the power(breaker box to dishwasher and sdisposal

open the doors to your sink and and check the hose for any kinks etc
open the dishwasher door, bail out water remove the spinning hub and see if you can remove
the strainer and bail out more water

you can use a baster to **** out more to view
to see if the pump area is plugged

reverse proedure and turn on dw
listen to see if the pump engages on that cycle

hopefully this solves problem

If the pump does not engage you wil need to call for service




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