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Kenmore dishwasher water will not stay in there

Kenmore 16761 untrawash dishwasher water will not stay in there.
At first I thought no water was going into it. Heater element was hot but I could hear no water washing around.
I tried again and when I open door quickly I do see water going into bottom but it drains away in seconds. So it appears it is not holding water for the wash cycle.


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It sounds like you have a drain hose problem. The drain hose needs to have a rise in it. If it is going down hill or to a drain that is lower than the tub it can drain as fast as it fills.

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