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Kenmore dishwasher this dishwasher is keeping water in the bottom after the final rinse. i have blown air back thru both ways of the drain and it seems to moving good but it does not drain completely. there is a little rubber flap that i have not decided where it goes now. can you help me. rick

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The water that remains after the final rinse is normal and serves to keep the seals lubricated. This is a normal function of the dishwasher.

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