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Setting cycles and turning dishwasher on

All of a sudden the child lock was on on my dishwasher. I read the manual and got it turned off. Now, I can press one of the cycle buttons; i.e. "soak and scrub" but cannot press a second one; i.e. "super scrub" -- and the start button will not depress or start the dishwasher. I can press "cancel" and it will cycle through the draining fine -- but, then I cannot set the cycle or start the dishwasher. I do not know whether the child lock being on has anything to do with this problem.

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Re: Setting cycles and turning dishwasher on

Frenda Most likely the problem with your dish washer is shorted one or more pads on the key panel. To fix it the key panel has to be replaced. If you'll provide the complete model number and color for the control panel for your dish washer, I can help you to find the best deal on this part. Gendos

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