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Low water pressure can be an issues. Also incorrect drain tube install.

For most dishwashers if the water level is below the heating element its actually normal. Sometimes like i said due to hose length or water pressure the water will not always drain but if its below that level its ok.

Last if you have a garbage disposal run it to clear lines.

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You access the filter by removing the perforated stainless steel plate at the floor of the washer tub, usually there is a round plastic knob in the middle that you turn counter-clockwise then lift it up. Underneath this plate you will find the main filter, take it out and clean with a soft brush under running water.

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