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Dishwasher doesn't drain completely after full cycle

I have a brand new whirlpool dishwasher that doesn't drain completely after running a full cycle but it will drain completely if I press the cancel/drain button.

I run the waste hose directly into the sink disposal with no air gap. I took the hose out and pressed the cancel/drain button and it had a pretty steady flow into a bucket. There also didnt seem to be any blockage at the hose/disposal interface.

I've read that water draining is a timed thing so a limited flow can cause a partial drain. I don't think that the flow was limited when it was going into the bucket, so i'm thinking could there be some pressure/blockage problem in the disposal? The sink drains fine. Any other suggestions, things to try?

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If there is any blockage in your diposal, water will comes up to the sink, since it happened to me. As soon I installed the air gap then it fixed the problem. No air gap, water flowing is slowing down conflicting with timed draining causing this problem. Let's think of this, if you fill up water in a 1/2 galon milk container, and you try to emty it. If you pull down straightly , it will be slow compared to pull it at an agle to let air going into the opening. The air vent helps water flow better meeting the timed draining.

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I am having the exact same problem and indicators are leaning towards a leaky inlet valve, apparently the valve can still past the eletric testing while still having a leak issue

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I'm having a similar problem. My dishwasher doesn't drain completely after any cycle, to include a rinse cycle (manually pressed). Once any cycle is over it will drain completely if I press the cancel button. I've checked and cleared the tube and air gap. When it's raining I can see the water going into the disposal. If I hold my finger over the hole, water comes out the air gap and into the sink.
Any suggestions?

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