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Kenmore Elite - Flooded bottom

Hi, my dishwasher is flooded on the bottom,
i emptied out the soapy water after a run, checked the filter and it looks fine.

i did another run and its flooded again, it seems not to go higher that the bottom of the door opening, but its still flooded at the bottom?

do you think it may be a clogged line, or some kind of pumping problem?

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This is a necht dishwasher under one year old the problem is as follows. machine switche on make the normal noises to start with after about two minutes it beeps for about twenty seconds machine then stops. The water does not seem to be coming into the machine but a small amount of water does come in at the botom of the machine ie. where the waste is. Please can you help.

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Re: Kenmore Elite - Flooded bottom

Is it full of suds? If so, someone put manual dishwahing detergent in it. Allow to fill and open and add a splash of wesson oil. Run unit. This will knock down suds. Allow to run thru cycle to clean out.

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