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Julie Rossman Posted on Mar 29, 2007
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Standing water in the bottom

The dishwasher in our rental house has collected a large pool of soapy water in the bottom. I have tried to remove the pieces, hoping that the water will drain. But no luck so far. I can't see anything because the water is cloudy, and now I have a bunch of pieces removed and lots of standing water. What do I do?

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How do you know if something is in the drain?

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Try starting any program - all start with drain. if it doesnt drain, suspect a foreign object in the drain pump

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