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Dishwasher fdw80 Keeps flashing up AL03, have cleaned all the filters and arms, but doesn't seem to be draining the water

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    everytime i got to put on its starts then just keeps saying al03 what does this mean? also there is water still at the bottom of the dishwaher but only a small amount.

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The clog is going to be in the water pump.Remove both pump hoses and look for the blockage inside the pump and also the two pump hoses.

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