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Hi,
check for a stuck float inside corner, there may be a cover over newer models, its a round white thing in the front corner, it should move up and down and click once you get the cover off. if thats not it next to the sink is the aerator, pull the chrome cover straight up and off and unscrew the inner white part and look down in there. if that still doesent do it, have to go under the sink and undo the black or clear drain hose coming from the dishwasher into a bucket and study where its clogged under the sink. if its not that then it may be inside the trap inside the drain in the dishwasher, take the bottom rack out, undo the wash arm, unscrew the drain cover, undo the next drain cover, (theres usually 2) and then down in there may be the obstruction. shut the power off if you go digging into the pump of the dishwasher.
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