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30-year old hotpoint dishwasher

Will run cycle but no water
checked float and float swith tested ok on multimeter. Will fill with pressure on float inside tub. but will not drain even though motor is kicking on in drain cycle. should I troubleshoot more or just buy a new dishwasher. Sears and others can not cross reference model number or they only have a few parts in catalog
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