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Why does my Kenmore dishwasher leave water in the bottom?

I can suck out the water through the drain hose with a shop vac. When I let the dishwasher run, it finishes with water left in the bottom (almost to the bottom of the door). There is no kink in the hose and is at least 20" from the floor. I'm thinking drain pump but have no way to troubleshoot. Can I get a maintenance manual for this model? Model 665.1675590

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Dishwashers , Kenmore , Building Supplies
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Joey S
Your dishwasher pump motor runs one direction for wash and it reverses directions to drain. You did not indicate if the motor is running during the drain cycle or not. If the motor is not running in the drain direction it could have a failed drain winding in the motor, timer failure or a loose wire connection. If the motor will run in the drain cycle there is likely a restriction in the check valve. The check valve (key#15) is the component that the drain hose is connected to at the pump. The check valve can be removed by turning it counterclockwise (CCW) once you have sucked all the water out and removed the hose clamp and hose from the check valve.

I added information in the image I added below to help you diagnose the failure.
by Joey S Earned 1,944 community points in Kenmore
April 20th, 2009
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