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KitchenAid KUDR24SE dishwasher doesn't drain.

I have a KitchenAid KUDR24SE dishwasher that isn't draining properly. About an inch and a half of water remains in the bottom of the cabinet at the completion of the cycle. I checked the troubleshooting section of the manual and ensured that the cycle had finished. There's no air gap installed. The Overflow protection float moves normally.

What should I do next, short of calling the repair person?

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  • clkpoet Jul 04, 2009

    Thanks, haundi24. I'll check that if this happens again.

    For now, the problem was solved by running the dishwasher on its Regular cycle. We'd been running it on Light China when the problem occurred. For some reason, the Regular Cycle drained the compartment.

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I had same thing. I disconnected the line at the checkvalve and water drained fine. (and a lot of water, dish out the basin first!) Then I blew hard on the line going out to the disposal and finally heard things clear. ALSO I reset the circuitboard. Instructins here:
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Check the drain tube at the disposer

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  • clayton winklepleck Oct 17, 2009

    check drain line under sink it should loop up above sink drain this keeps greese from building up in hose thahks for your coments haundi24

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