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I have a Kenmore Ultra wash 665.16522. The water won't drain completely. About 2 or 3 inches of water will stay at the bottom. I wonder if there is a food catcher, and if so, how do I clean it? JSBravo

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Dishwasher not draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. Check the drain hose for any visible clogging, remove if present. If no visible lint is present then remove then turn off the dishwasher and remove the drain hose and check for any visible clogging. If still not visible then the drain filter or drain pump is clogged and you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump. Also, check for any food pieces stuck near the pump impeller. Hope this helps... Please post back for any further assistance.

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