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Whirlpool dishwasher won't drain and won't run cycles - it's dead

I opened the dishwasher to put away the clean dishes and found them to still be wet and not totally clean. There was also a large amount of water on the bottom - which tells me that it didn't drain. I tried to turn the dial to restart the cycle, but it doesn't do anything! I found something underneath by the electric box that looks like a fuse - is there a way to reset that, does it trip? Any suggestions anyone has would be greatly appreciated!

It is a Whirlpool Dishwasher - serial # DU810SWPU3.

Thank you,
Jeff

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  • mmariej9 Jan 05, 2009

    i am having the same problem with a kenmore. there must be a way to reset it.

  • esseeohteete Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same model and it does not drain as well. It will run a cycle but the rinse water just collects at the bottom. What can we do?

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