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Water keeps coming back into dishwasher after cycle is done

The dishwasher drains but after it is done, somehow water starts seeping back up into the bottom of the dishwasher. i run the drain cycle again to clear it but after 30 minutes or so there's about an inch of water again. i turned off the water to the dishwasher but it still happens. ???? Adjusting the hose did not work. The model is Kenmore Ultra Wash Quiet Guard #16529000. The only way I can stop it or slow it down is if I turn the dial to the drain cycle and leave it there. The original problem is that the water seeps back into the dishwasher once the cycle is complete.

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Sounds like maybe one of your check valve is not working right.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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