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It seems like the dishwasher didn't drain and water pours out onto the floor.

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Might be helpful if you provide the make and model number of the dishwasher.

It is possible either the drain hose has bursted or the kitchen drain is blocked causing the drain water to backflow. Do you hear the drain pump operate?

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