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Not draining After cycle is complete, there is still unclear water at the bottom of the dishwasher. Upon waiting a period time it will usually drain the second try. Or third. The dishes need a full wash after it recovers because of the film on them. We have soft water, and use Cascade hard tabs. Rinse aid is full. Dishwasher not even one year old. Worked fine for 10 mo. PLease reply. Heidi

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Check that the pump/filter is not blocked or that the drain hose is not "back filling from the sink waste piping -if it is plumbed in there.

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