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Got Water In The Bottom Of The Dishwasher? Here’s Why

Clean dishes rely on a clean and healthy dishwasher unit. If there are puddles of water in the bottom of your dishwasher at the end of a cycle, there’s no need to panic. However, you may be dealing with a clog somewhere in the system.

Why Is There Water In The Bottom Of My Dishwasher?

When there’s water in the bottom of your dishwasher, it’s likely due to a clog in either the filter, drain hose, drain pump, garbage disposal, or air gap. Over time, food and mineral particles can build up and clog these parts of your dishwasher, preventing your system from working properly.

Potential Issues

  • dishwasher not cleaning properly
  • water in the bottom of the dishwasher

A clog in your dishwasher will prevent the water from draining after a wash cycle. The dirty water and food particles will remain in the bottom of the dishwasher causing the dishes to remain dirty. If left to sit, it can develop a bad odor and make the clog even worse. This issue can be caused by clogs further down the line or issues with the drain pump, but it's most often caused by larger particles building up in the dishwasher over time and getting stuck in the drain or hose.

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  • dishwasher not cleaning properly
  • water in the bottom of the dishwasher
  • water is overflowing from the dishwasher

The drain line is run by a set of hoses that can become easily blocked. This can be due to food or a bend it the hoses. To prevent this from happening, best course of action is to remove food remains on the dishes prior to running them in the dishwasher.

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