Is There a Dishwasher Repair Guide to Fix Sitting Water?


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SFGate's Home Guides include a repair guide to help with a dishwasher that has sitting water. Common problems that the do-it-yourself homeowner can generally solve without calling a repair professional include issues with the drain hose, pump, drain basket, garbage disposal and float assembly.

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Testing the switch that powers the float assembly and the dishwasher's motor and timer requires familiarity with a multimeter and a close adherence to the repair guide's instructions. While testing the garbage disposal for proper function and clearing any blockage out with a screwdriver can eliminate a common problem with blockage keeping water in the dishwasher, more elaborate repairs often require strict, step-by-step instructions.

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