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Intermittent problem, unable to select normal wash cycle/start

Intermittantly I am not able to select any wash cycle except for Smart wash and Quick Rinse. Even though I can select these cycles I can not start them. The delay button appears to work as lights flash through 2,4 and 6 when button is depressed. I can also hit the drain and the motor runs, but there is not water in the bottom of the dishwasher. I changed out the control board, and same symptoms occur.
The real baffeling part to me, is if I wait a few days, then I can select Normal Wash and it will run through fine, and maybe work a few more times, and then goes back to above symptoms.

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Restart curcuit board sequence

push start hold down air dry and start until lights blink and machine starts then it should work normal

most dishwashers have an instruction booklet behind the botton panel that is nearest the floor you wll have to remove the panel it has a couple of screws. the booklet should be there unless installer took it.
If you omly replaced the front panel board then you may have to replace the circuit board inside the door. It works like a mother board in a computer. Good luck

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