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Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher not draining completely.

Dishwasher is not draining completely, even after repeatedly running Cancel/Drain Cycle. Some discharge is going into disposal, so there is obviously not a complete blockage of the drain line. Should I follow D. Floyd Kalb's trouble shooting process posted on 2/8/10? How can I determine whether the pump or other components are defective if I determine that the drain hose is not plugged?

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If there is any blockage in your diposal, water will comes up to the sink, since it happened to me. As soon I installed the air gap then it fixed the problem. No air gap, water flowing is slowing down conflicting with timed draining causing this problem. Let's think of this, if you fill up water in a 1/2 galon milk container, and you try to emty it. If you pull down straightly , it will be slow compared to pull it at an agle to let air going into the opening. The air vent helps water flow better meeting the timed draining.

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