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Dishwasher Won’t Drain? 8 Steps to Fix It

One of the most common problems reported to plumbers by homeowners is when a dishwasher won’t drain. While it can be scary to open the dishwasher door and see standing water at the bottom, it isn’t always a plumbing emergency. In fact, you may be able to correct the problem yourself without professional help.  WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR DISHWASHER WON’T DRAIN  If draining your dishwasher is an issue, here are eight simple techniques to try at home. 1.  RUN THE DISPOSAL   A full garbage disposal or an air gap in a connecting hose can prevent water from properly draining out of the dishwasher. Simply running the disposal for about 30 seconds may fix the issue.   2. CHECK FOR BLOCKAGES   Check the bottom of the dishwasher to make sure that an item or pieces of food...

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