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Water in bottom, and it wont turn on

Dishwasher ran through the cycles, the indicator light showed complete. When I open the door, the soap dispenser did not open during the wash, and there is water in the bottom. The control panel lights up appropriately, but the dishwasher does not turn on when I press start, nor does it drain when I press cancel/drain. What to do???

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