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Water pooling on bottom of dishwasher

I have a GE Profile Dishwasher Model # GSD4930Z04WW and I have a large amount of water that does not drain from the basin. When the cycle is done the water is actually over the heating coil so it doesn't dry the dishes. I know some water is necessary to keep the seal moist but this is way too much. I checked the hose for any blockages because most of the water is getting through but nothing was found. Check valve and sink work fine.

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Check the drain pump for debris that might be stopping the drain pump from working. Also could be faulty drain pump.

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