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Some Water is retained in the basin after finishing the wash cycle. Kitchen Aid: Model SUDS 220T0 Serial T-X 1293892

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This may be as simple as the location of your drain hose, where it attaches to the main drain.

On a new installation, If the connection is too high, gravity itself will keep some back. On older units, as the pump isn't quite what it used to be, you get some left-overs

If neither is the case, check the drain hose under the unit, as well as any area of hose where a 'dip' is present, for clogging. Just like hair in a sink trap.

Hope this helps.

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