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 Posted: Sun Jan 13th, 2008 11:39 pm
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John -

I don't know for sure, but I suspect that since the other side of the drain cover has the drain check ball in it, this arrangement of check balls must serve some other purpose. :huh:

Personally, I think (after having some time to consider it) that they are arranged so that they create a pulsation in the water to the filter/separator to aid in its self-cleaning action. :touched: The drain check ball is on the other side of the drain cover; if you're having drainage issues, I'd check there first.
You said you found grease clogging in the well; I'd make sure the screens in the filter/separator are clean (You should be able  to see through them easily).

Also, remove and check the entire drain hose, from the sink drain all the way back to the dishwasher. Greasy gunk often clogs this up and interferes with drainage.
Oh yeah :idea: - there's a check valve in the plastic nipple where the drain hose attaches to the dishwasher that can clog up too; don't forget to remove the drain hose from the dishwasher and look there too!:shock:

Hope this helps,

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