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The water doesn't seem to drain in my Kenmore Elite dishwasher. Could this be a pump issue?

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No , this is usually due to corn or rice that has plugged up in the diaphragm within the drain line that connects to the pump. Disconnect the line from the pump and remove the hard pipe from the pump. Clear debris and reinstall. Should use a shop vac to remove the water within the dishwasher or you will have a mess to clean up.

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