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I have a kenmore dishwasher #665.16022400. It does not completely drain at times, and quality of cleaning seems to be down. It is 3 years old.

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In my experience, a clogged drain hose is usually the culprit here. If you have an air gap, I found it is useful to open up the air gap and run a still, long wire down the hose to dislodge a clog and then drain the dishwasher again. Rice is what usually clogs mine.

More details:
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/dishwasher/check/airgap.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmG2JXQL858

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2) Food particles could have gotten caught somewhere in the drain hose, or something, and then turned black with mold and bacteria, then when you wash, they get siphoned back into the dishwasher if the flap which composes the anti-siphon check valve on the drain hose is starting to stick open.

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