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Dishwasher flooding water is not emptying

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You can try checking the water level sensor/pressure switch hose/tubing has no holes in it or that the switch/unit is not faulty. A dishwasher will pump water out as soon as it is turned on. This is to ensure any remaining water that has collected in the unit is pumped out before filling for normal use. So if the drain pump does not pump out at power up, either the pump is faulted or the control board is faulted or (less usual) broken wires, connector plugs at control board or pump have come off. If the pump works, then the problem will be with the water level sensor or the tubing that joins the sensor to the dishwasher tub. Hope this helps. Any electrical work should be done by a licensed electrician.

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