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Will not pump water out of the bottom of dishwasher

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UNPLUG THE DISHWASHER. Inside the dishwasher is a covered drain, usually covered with a plastic guard to prevent large objects from getting into the drain. Remove the blades in the bottom (careful but on my GE they come off with a firm pull) Remove the drain cover and see if the drain is plugged. If it does not appear to be plugged, you may have a bad drain pump. This usually requires you to remove the dishwasher but on some you can access it by removing the bottom plate. You then can disconnect it from the dishwasher drain by loosening a band that holds it firmly to the pump housing. Be ready with something to catch the water as it drains out. If the water inside drains out then your pump is bad. Because the water inside drained out, that tells you that the drain to the pump is clear. Your dishwasher has a drain pump that moves the water out. You will need to remove it, check it for obstructions and replace it. If it still does not work, you will need a new pump. There are two water connections to the pump, one for the flow from the dishwasher and another for the flow out. There are two electrical connections that you will have to remove.

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Check the drain pipeline of your dishwasher if it is working or clogged. There's a good possibility that it is clogged. So, check these areas well. Send in your
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