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Small amount of water remaining in bottom basket

When i turn dishwasher on and run through a full cycle there is water that is remaining in the basket at the bottom of dishwasher. Is this normal because I do not remember seeing water retention there before. Also since I noticed the water in bottom basket, the dishes have not been getting as clean as usual and there is somewhat of a sandy film on the dishes primarily on the top shelf. I am not sure if there is a clogged line somewhere or if this is an easy fix before I call for a repairman to come and spend loads of money. Please help!

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  • jasavarese Apr 15, 2009

    we took that out and cleaned that screen as well.

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There is a screen in the drain that is plugged.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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    Nate Stansfield Apr 15, 2009

    it this a new or older washer? some washer keep small amounts of water so you don't get sewer fumes coming out just like an elbow in a sink drain. Has this always been like this or did it just start happening?
    On an older model, some state or local plumbing codes require the
    addition of a drain air gap between a built-in-dishwasher and the home
    drain system. If a drain is clogged, the drain air gap protects your
    dishwasher from water backing up into it. Check the drain air gap anytime your dishwasher
    isn't draining well. The drain air gap is usually located on top of the
    sink or countertop near the dishwasher. The air gap is an external
    plumbing device that is not part of your dishwasher. Follow the
    cleaning instructions provided by the manufacturer. With most types,
    you lift off the chrome cover. Unscrew the plastic cap. Then check for
    any soil build-up. Clean if necessary.


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