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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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My maytag dishwasher has an error light that says 'blocked

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my maytag dishwasher has an error light that says 'blocked drain'- but I don't see anything there.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! If the machine is draining fine, you likely have a faulty cluster sensor, shown as number 31 in the diagram at the URL below.
I would turn the breaker off for a few hours to reset the electronics first, though. Does the error go away after turning power back on?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can't quite tell if it is draining fine or not. It does drain; I am not sure that it is slower than usual. if I open the door and close it right away, the error light goes out, but may come back on in a minute or so, or it may not.
Would a partially-clogged drain cause that to happen? Thank you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will try turning off the breaker tomorrow.
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

It may be partially blocked. I would remove the drain hose from the connection to the home's plumbing and see if there is any type of obstruction there. Let me know what you find.