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D/w in flood mode water in pan

Why is bottom pan flooding

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  • Kevin Nov 30, 2012

    The dishwasher goes into a mode where the drain pump runs and it does not proceed with it's cycle. I can get it to return to normal by reaching underneath and pressing on the bottom. I assume this is because there is water in there. My question is where is the water getting in and why? Thanks in advance for any help.

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