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Kenmore Elite DW Water in bottom of unit and control panel not working @ all

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  • donnaanna Jan 05, 2009

    I have the same diswasher and the same problem as of yesterday. I started by checking the fuses downstairs. Everything looks okay as for electricity... what do I do next?

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    no power,no lights. nothing. plug has power. switch replace

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Happy new year,,ok easyas we go..first we must know if we have electricity,,,you must check at connection box under dishwasher,,,next we want to check or ,,door switch.....weel after that if it did not start,,im here...onthejob

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