FIXED MDB8959SFE Maytag Dishwasher water in lower unit

cjburkha

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Location
milwaukee
Model Number
MDB8959SFE
Brand
Maytag
Age
1-5 years
Seems this water never drains, can you see in the pic?

Took it apart to clean as dishes were kind of smelly. Found a bunch of gunk in a basket in that spot, but that water seems pretty stale, seems like it should drain.

Please see image.

Any help is appriciated
 

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rickgburton

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That much water is normal. The drain pump impeller can only pump water not air so the water in the drain hose from the top of the loop back to the drain pump remains. It also keeps the seals wet if there's a long time between wash cycles.
 
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