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Dishwash/dry cycle does not complete for "Normal". It stops sometime after the soap container opens and there is water remaining in the bottom of the dishwasher. I have tried changing to one of the other washing options, but the dishwasher will not allow any changes from "Normal".

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Dishwasher not draining completely problem usually occurs due to clogged/blocked drain hose or the drain pump not working. First try to clean the drain hose and drain pump filter for any clogs, then check drain pump operation. Take off the bottom access panel to clean the drain pump filter and hose. If the problem returns after cleaning and the drain pump is working fine then the problem is with the timer that needs replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

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