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Dishwasher will not start.

Dishwasher is approximately 1.5 years old. It is a under the cabinet model. When the dial is turned to start the wash cycle, nothing happens. The lock is engaging. Electricity is working. Water is working at the source. Dishwasher has worked fine to this point.

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Hello,
You more than likely have a faulty motor on your dishwasher.  This would be the main motor that pushes the water through the spray arms inside the dishwasher.
There should be a tech sheet behind the control panel of your dishwasher or maybe behind the lower kickplate.   This will give you the readings for the motor so you can test with a volt meter.
Give this a look first.  If the motor tests good then you may be looking into replacing the timer.
Thanks, Bill

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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