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The water will not drain from my dishwasher..the cycle was finished and we even tried the drain button but no luck. We were trying to take the filter at the bottom off but we can't figure out how to take it off.

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Hello,
You would need to remove the drain pump to clean the debris out. Depending on the model number this would require you to remove the lower access panel.
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