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Dishwasher fills with water... wont wash

The dishwasher will fill with water but wash cycle doesn?t start. If the start button is pushed a second time the dishwasher will drain. I?ve had the unit removed in an attempt to find a reset button on the motor but was unsuccessful. Is there a reset button under the unit? Is there a series of buttons to push that would reset the unit? Where do I go from here?

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Re: Dishwasher fills with water... wont wash

Usually if the motor is not kicking in then it is a blocked/seized wash motor or a broken wire somewhere from the timer to the motor. either will mean a stripdown. try checking out the motor first.

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