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Hi - I have a Westinghouse dishwasher. Don't know the model number. I had a problem last weekend with my kitchen sink drain and there was a fair amount of water left in the dishwasher. The drain has been cleared. But I was wondering if it is okay to run the dishwasher now - with all that water there - or whether I should start it at the rinse cycle. I tried running the dry cycle last night - but that had no effect.

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Run a regular cycle and if the pump was not harmed by the back pressure it will return to normal. Good chance everything is ok.

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