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There is water standing in the bottom makes dishes smell musty when drying

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There should be some sort of filter at the bottom of the machine, try popping that off and cleaning it off manually, also make sure after you take off the filter plastic that the hole under it is not clogged. if it is a must CAREFULLY run a coat hanger into the hole to clear any obstructions.

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