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Water is not draining from the hot point dish washer:it collects in the little hole inside in the rear of the compartment

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  • a_levasta Sep 12, 2009

    I am a kind of do it yourselfer and my common sense told me that it must be a blockage because I dont see foam coming from the drainage hose connected to the garbage disposal and the disposal is working.



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When the dishwasher doesnt drain you must remove the lower front panel. then remove the drain hose and check for a blockage. if none there dis connect the pump [ which is what the hose is connected to and look it in. finally check the drain under the sink and the garbage disposal if you have one.

chances are you will find a blockage. if you don't get back as there are other rare but possible causes.

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