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After a power outage, that occured while the dishwasher was running, the lights come on and there is a high pitched noise. Then all the lights go off and the motor sounds like it is starting. However there is no water and the heating elemant comes on. The lights on the front; china/crystal, normal wash, clean and heated dry, all come on as if the computer is confused and trying to run them all simultaneously.

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Sounds like the board was fried from a power surge

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