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Water still in the bottom of the dishwasher

After washing a load of dishes I still have water left in the bottom of the dishwasher. I have tried running several cycles and the water still does not drain. I read the manual and it talks about an air gap. I don't seem to have one or not one like the one shown in the manual. Is there somewhere else I can look for a clogged drain? Will I have to take the dishwasher out to find it? It is just me and I am not sure I can do that? Any help is appreciated.

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  • blackdogs Jan 06, 2008

    I also have water left at the end of a cycle. During the cycle I can hear the water being pumped out and draining down the sink, so, I'm assuming that the lines are not clogged.



    The leftover water occurs consistently even if I try different wash cycles.



    The leftover water level is just below the heating coil.

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This machine has two poorly designed "Check flapper valves" when they age, they distort or break. These valves are made out of rubber gasket type material. They are supposed to stop backflow of water from the drain hose. The water that should be draining out mostly circulates inside the dishwasher. Thus, water is left in the dishwasher. Sadly there are other parts in the machine that wear out as well. It is too bad because the machine was designed to be very quiet, which it was, but has engineering features that could have been much better.

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  • rkanyok Jul 12, 2011

    This is definitely the answer. The part is cheap enough, and easy to replace, but you need to get to the back inside of the dishwasher. Just take out the racks and have a socket wrench handy.

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If there is no air gap (silver cap) located on your sink next to your faucet, you could have a clog in the drain line or at the drain port at the motor/pump assembly. Also, check to see if the drain hose (under sink) has a loop in it before it goes to the disposal or pipe. If there is no loop, water could be backing up into the tub.

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