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KitchenAid KUDK03ITWH dishwasher will not pump water out

Dishwasher purchased 12/16/2008 will not pump water out. Used wet vac to take out water and ran full cycle...same problem. Is there anything I could check, before assuming it is the dishwasher. Water drains OK down the sink. Any help appreciated...

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Well,

You bought this on my birthday, so there can't be anything wrong with the dishwasher. :-)

1) Check that the drain hose did not get pinched during installation.
2) Check that the hose leaves the dishwasher in an upward fashion, to the bottom of the counter-top, before heading back down to the dishwasher connection.
3) Did the dishwasher ever work properly? And if it did, were you using the sink at the same time?

Reply back what you find out. Will be glad to help more.

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