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My dishwasher does not drain on the final cycle, I have to

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my dishwasher does not drain on the final cycle, I have to manually push drain button
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your dishwasher? And have you run a diagnostic test cycle?
Customer: Kenmore 665.77969k703
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I just installed (6 weeks ago) a new drain pump
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 month ago.

If you can manually push the drain button and the unit drains, then you either have a partial restriction or your control board is bad and not telling the pump to pump at the end of the cycle. It's difficult to know which is the case, but usually the drain hose under the dishwasher with the 90 degree elbow that goes to the drain pump is the part that gets a partial restriction inside causing it to drain too slow. Manually pressing the drain button allows the unit 2 minutes to drain instead of 30 seconds like a normal cycle so I would replace the drain hose right by the pump first. If the issue continues then you know you need a new main control board. Below is a link to the drain hose.

CLICK HERE for drain hose

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
any instruction on how to replace the control panel?
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 month ago.

It's fairly straight forward and simple but below is a video that shows you how to do so if needed.

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