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The continuous drain hose goes up and out a window however, it does not seem to drain. Is it because there is not enough pressure to push the water? Does the internal tank need to fill up before the continuous drain option begins?

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On most models, it doesn't have enough force to push the water up hill

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Washer fills with water then drains:
The critical question is. Is the water is just running down the drain but the pump isn't running. If it is being pumped out, and you can hear the pump running just the same as when it's emptying prior to spin then it could be aborting the wash because it is, or it thinks it's overheating. ( due to defective water temperature switch)

If water isn't being pumped out, but just draining away all the time, the washer will keep detecting there isn't enough water inside and top up with more. Modern washing machines should be sophisticated enough to realize something's wrong and abort with an error, but if not, it may continue washing or rinsing for a short while before losing enough water to trigger more coming in again. It can get stuck on this cycle indefinitely and it's called siphoning.
Siphoning occurs when the end of the drain hose is lower than the level of the water inside the washing machine. Try raising the hose and see what happens.
Also the drain hose should have some type of air gap where it fits into the stand pipe. It should not have an air tight fit.
Other switch's to check would be the water inlet valve and the water pressure switch with a multi meter for continuity or OHMS.

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Dishwasher starts and stops when filling

You haven't indicated the model number so I'm going to guess its is an SGS or SGV model. The problem with these models and the fault you describe is the pressure chamber or hose (pressure chamber to sump) is blocked and the microswitch is being activated because the water is not entering the tank quick enough. Isolate from electric, remove lid and left panel (looking from the front). There is a plastic chamber bottom right of left side with two microswitches, either this is blocked or the hose that runs from it to the right and along the back of the kick panel and into the sump. Clear either or both (make sure all hoses are pushed true when repositioning). This should sort the problem. If the pressure chamber is excessively blocked it will probably need replacing. Costs approx 25pound direct from Bosch service division (BSH Home Appliance Ltd).
Best of luck

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Hose leak connection drain hose to washer

Seems peculiar to me there's so much pressure on a drain hose. Are you pumping to a drain much higher than the top of the washer?

Just pumping water out of a drain hose shouldn't create much pressure unless the hose is kinked or restricted. Look for that problem first. You could get a hose clamp from an auto parts store that's much more reliable than the spring clamps you're describing. I would try that on the inside and outside connection and see if it solves the problem.

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Washer drains at it fills up, so water level never gets to where it needs to be. This is in all cycles. Machine never get to a point where it starts running.

Your drain hose needs to have the "curved" part above the level of the basket top. Otherwise, water will continually run out (usually onto the floor).

Some models have a stand alone water pump that is turned on to drain the washer. The timer (during drain, spin, etc cycles) turns this pump on and off. If your hose is inserted into the stand pipe as it should be, then the water pump being turned on is likely the problem.

Since you aren't mentioning that water is all over your floor, I think that a loose / torn hose can be ruled out as well. You need another timer switch assembly.

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The water is nopt draining in the rinse cycle

check for kinked hoses,an obstruction in the lines,and when its pumping out make sure theres a stream the same size as the drain hose and has good pressure otherwise you have a bad pump or obstruction in a drain line

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One drawer drains into the other and vice versa

hope someone has a solution as we also have this problem...

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Whirlpool Dishwasher DU850DWGX1 won't completely drain

Commonly this is result of low water pressure or hose height/length

As long as the water is below the heating element and the dishes are getting clean its actually normal. Sometimes the pressure or hose length/height meets specs but will not always drain all water.

But as long as it is below the heating element this is normal

I am sure.

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Bosch diswasher

check heater element for open circuit, if the dishwasher fills and empties and wooshes the water round, there is little else to go wrong

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