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The bottom of my dishwasher is not draining properly. Have cleaned it out completely. What should I do next?

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You most likely have a partial blockage in the pump that sends water into the drain hose. Remove the lower front panel so you can work on the dishwasher. Remove the hose clamp and pull the drain hose off the pump. remove the pump and look into it to remove whatever is blocking it.

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