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Start dishwasher thenwhen it is time to drain it runs out of kitchen sink

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Clarify 'it runs out of kitchen sink'
does that mean it backs up in the sink drain?
or somehow flows out of sink onto floor or into cabinet.

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You have a restricted drain in your sink, not the dishwasher. Water is unable to go down drain fast enough and is backing up.

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