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MDB5600AWQ Will not drain

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My unit will not drain all of the water after the cycle has finished. I do not see any clogs but it leaves standing water in the bottom of the unit.
Can you help?

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Bill Pearson
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    when the dishwater is finished there is some water at the bottom of the unit

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Yep first disconnect the drain hose from the sink drain then get a mop bucket shut the door and start the dishwasher the fist thing a dishwasher does when you start it is drain before it fills hold the bucket under the sink and loop the hose up and like its connected and see if it drains if it does then check the sink connection for an obstruction if not pull the bottom kickplate you will find a tech sheet there that will be help full also look to the left hand side and you will see a small drain pump make sure the wires are hooked up you should hear the pump running when you first start the dishwasher before it fills after the pump stops running open the door and turn it off if the pump is running and no or very little water is coming out of the hose then you will have to remove the pump and check to see if something is jamming the impeller reply to me if you need to and we will take it from there ok

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