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Dishwasher will not do anything

Quick rinse, clean, wash, dry, sanitize, and delay hours (6) all blinking and nothing on the touch panel responds.

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Make sure there's power getting to the dishwasher. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power. Sometimes the power cord disconnects at the dishwasher (inside the junction box, behind the bottom kick panel), if this is the case, the wiring must be repaired or replaced.
2. Door switch
Replace if defective.

3. Timer
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

4. Selector switch
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

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Delay Start (model dependent):



This option allows you to delay the start time of your dishwasher up

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