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Water not draining out of dishwasher

Water fills bottom of dishwasher overnight. I disconnected the drain hose, and it was full the next day. When I disconnected the water hose, there was no water in the bottom the next day.

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It can be clogged air lock or clogged hose somewhere next to the sink.
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