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My dishes are not getting clean and water not draining

My dishes are not getting clean and when it done washing there is still water in the bottom and I have to press the cancel/drain to make it drain. It does not always fully drain even then

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Check to make sure there is nothing blocking the hose that would slow the water from draining properly.i have seen grease build up in the hose before usually in the lowest lying part of the hose.
also check to see iff you have any kind of back flow from the sink.you may also need to check the drain pump and see if there is any thing that may be stuck in the pump.

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