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Sears Kenmore dishwasher drains and then fills back up.

The dishwasher drains completely, but then after a while water beguns to seep back in. By a few hours there is 3 inches of water in the bottom.

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    I have the same problem with a 1997 KitchenAid dishwasher. It runs great otherwise.

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You have a nearly-clogged u-tube near the connection to your house drain piping. clear the clog out.

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