I frequently use Youtube to learn how to fix things around the house.
Make it a new years resolution to see if you can do something yourself, rather than calling a repair person.
To clear the dishwasher drain you need the following:
- Some bleach to clean the parts and interior of the dishwasher
- Screw drivers for removing screws and removing parts
- shop vacuum to clean up the waste water and food scraps
Before you start, watch this video below:
You just saved yourself $100, and you did not have to buy a new dishwasher.