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Old 07-18-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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It's brand new. But the water just sits at the bottom of washer. We tried googling but no method worked. Help :/

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Old 07-18-2012, 08:03 AM   #2
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A brand and model would be helpful--

Is the drain high looped to the top of the cabinet?

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A plumber might come in handy
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:30 PM   #4
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try youtube . type in unclogging a dishwasher
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It could also be a problem with the evacuation pump or the electronics. Do you hear it kick in when it should be draining? ... If so, there is probably a blockage or routing problem in your drain rather than the DW itself.
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I am still betting on a plumber fixing the problem quicker than you are and fixing it right.
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Possible that the OP hooked the drain into a garbage disposer without removing the knock out plug----
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more info, does it actual wash or is it just sitting there not running at all? Is it self installed or professional done? It is a very good bet that what Mike said is the problem, if the drain line runs into a disposal the plug may not have been removed. See it all the time, even seen professioanls do it.
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Possible that the OP hooked the drain into a garbage disposer without removing the knock out plug----
BINGO! Not that I've ever done that LOL.

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