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Dishwasher will not start

After a leak from the dishwasher door (now fixed), the inlet-drain light is on, and the pump is on permenently. When I press start on a programme, it will not start, just pumps for a short time. I have checked the water supply, and pump / drain. All are OK. Any suggestions anybody? Thanks

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  • Colm McKenna Oct 04, 2006

    That worked a treat, thanks ROTU! Much appreciated, saved me £92 call-out charge!

  • iksander Apr 07, 2008

    I have:

    i) checked the sump filter,, one way valve an impeller
    ii) checked for inlet/drain constrictions
    iii) cleaned the inlet filter

    I haven't yet check the drain hose, but I can hear the machine draining and filling, but then it stops with the inlet/drain error.

    How do I check the drain pan?

    thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Problem not solved

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    pump starts but stops,,, could be stuck?

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Check the drain pan area under the dishwasher, if it full of water it will trip a float switch and run the drain pump until the water evaporates or is removed by a shop vac.

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