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Dishwasher will fill and drain, but will not cycle!

After installation, the dishwasher would fill and drain but not cycle - I was looking underneath, checking for leaks, looking for anything out of place, and making sure all the connections were good - I touched something that made the dishwasher start up and run. That was the first and last time it has run a full cycle. It will still fill and drain, but not run a cycle. The wife is becoming very perterbed with me! Maytag says they do not support self diagnosis and the guys at Home Depot have no answer either. Any Tips or Hints as to what to look for? Thanks!

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Bobalou If you just bought and installed, I'm assuming you dish washer is brand new. It means it has full warranty with Maytag. Do not do anything. It will void your warranty. Call Maytag authorized service. Gendos...post back

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