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After the load is done I find pieces of food at the bottom of my dishwasher.

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Filter at the bottom of dish washer could be blocked or drain hose blocked remove and clean.

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The pump/motor assembly on these dishwashers have a soft food cutter that helps to cut up smal soft food particles. This may be your problem.

These cutter blades can sometimes get loose or something can get hung up in them like a broken piece of glass or some other pieces of trash that they can not handle.

You can access these blades by removing the sump cover near the rear of the bottom of the inside of the dishwasher. remove the bottom rack and take a couple of screws out of the sump cover. you can feel down in the sump and see if there is any trash caught up here or in the blades.

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HI there,
I have had the same problem as most of you. I seem to have fixed it by 
1. Bail out all the water from the inside
2. Remove the filter and 2 x mesh pieces.
3. Continue to bail out the water from the filter well.
4. You will probably find pieces of food or fat/debris in the bottom of the well. Remove these.
5. Tilt back the dishwasher at 45 degrees for 30 mins or so to drain and dry the flood sensor.
6. Boil a kettle and pour it down the well. Immediately put the dish washer on a eco wash (no tablets or anything) with half load (ie half water) and this will ease the water pump. 
7. Let the dishwasher run its cycle. 
8. Clean the filter again and the filter well.

It sounds quite long winded but with a £250 item you need to take care of it. Make sure you rinse most plates before loading in the future. 

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ngfam1 At your service!

Sounds like it may be one of a few problems,
1.The drain may be clogged going out to your kitchen sink
2.There may be some food or debris at the bottom of the inside of the dishwasher blocking the drain screen. BE CAREFUL RUNNING YOUR FINGERS DOWN IN THE BOTTOM OF TH WATER!
There may be broken glass in there that you can not see through the water , holding back food causing the blockage!
I cut my finger once clearing this to quickly.
3- you may have a bad pump that may need to be replaced.
USUALLY its a blockage some where from the dishwasher to the drain.
I once saw a large piece of broken glass in the drain holding the food particles back.
That's the on that got me so move your fingers real slowly in there , if you must use your hands.
I recommend hands on service if it's a fairly new machine!

How old is the appliance?

If the appliance is 10 years old or more you may not be advisable to put good money into bad!
New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!!!!
You need a hands on tech for this repair!


You will be fine
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