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Water standing up in bottom of dishwasher after cleaning not draining hi i have i whirlpool adp 9410 dish washer . it worked yesterday but today it had water at the bottom and when i loaded it up and set it to wash the start button is flashing but not working have u got any ideas on how to sort it out . cheers cheryl

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  • alssquirt Mar 05, 2008

    thanks for that . i held in the start button. its now working

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If you hold the start button in it should reset,possible cause could be a blockage in the pump or drain outlet under the sink where the drain hose connects.hope this helps.

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