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Water is leaking into the dishwasher when it was not on. The water is really dirty and fills over time. How do I make it stop? It is not on automatic or on at all.

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Hi, The water is dirty, do you think it is water draing back into the d/w from the sink? You need to raise the dishwasher drain hose that hooks up to the sink. Make sure the highest point of the drain hose is over the connection where the drain hose hooks to.
If it was fresh water filling the dishwasher, the water would be clean.
Please let me know if this helps you at all or if I can assist you further.

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