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Cranky dishwasher I have to admit my wife's solution is the only one that works. Our ten-year-old Superba built-in usually starts a normal cycle part-way through, at the wash part, without filling or opening the dispenser door. Therefore the dishes come out with the soil now baked on. Closing the door, selecting normal and start results in a pump-out sound, or at least just the pump running to wash the dishes. The dishwasher ignores any cancel button push,and the light does not come on over the cancel button. The only way to stop the cycle is to open the door, but then it begins from where it left off shortly after closing again, as it should. Having been batching during my wife's holiday for the last week, I eventually was faced with a crammed-full dishwasher and, too lazy to wash it all by hand, I resorted to her technique of slamming the door as hard as I could and, presto, it started filling with water and worked perfectly! It's always bugged me that she's done that, I just figured she didn't understand how the control panel worked, but now I think she's on to something. So, before the door falls off the dishwasher, what should I consider?

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    I have resorted to calling my Sculptura "Christina" after S. King's novel about an evil car with personality cause this machine seems to have a mind of her own. "She" has decided to stop working while mounted undercounter (no water coming inside the unit when running). After I remove the lower panels to check for crimps in the H2O hose, I find nothing. Then pull 'her' out from underneath the counter, Christina seems to run just fine. Re-mount her underneath and guess's Christina!! Help!

  • therald Nov 12, 2008

    Our KitchenAid has the same symptoms: when selecting Normal Wash and prressing Start, it immediately goes to the end of the cycle and activates the discharge pump. I finally tried selecting Rinse Only and it started to fill. Without stopping or canceling, I selected Normal and it seems to be going throught the proper cycle now.



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You want to make sure that the dishwasher is level and secure first of all. Then I would look into the door latch assy. Sounds to me that you are not making all the latch switches when closing normally. When you are slamming it, you are making the switches. The heating element runs through the neutral side of switches, therefor if the switch is broken or the latch is not making, no heating of the water. This results in a default or very long wash time. Check this out back.

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