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Westinghouse 906 I have just moved into a house that has a Westinghouse 906, I have no instructions for it, I am finding that it is stopping after the pre-wash cycle, but I am unsure if there is a problem with it or I have just not started it correctly as I don't have the instructions. If someone could help me out with instructions that would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance

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Mine had a similar problem i got a 905 though and it was doing the same i pulled the front door apart to get to the switches and other electrical things and all i did there was a vacuum hose thing (black) i blew into it and re assembled to hole lot i think something might have been blocked in the hose or where ever it goes to and wallah it worked but make sure you turn off the power first
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Jules1676 The use and care manual for your dish washer you can download from the Frigidaire web site: I'll be glad to help you with any further questions. Gendos post back...

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My Westinghouse 906 has played up by only working in pre-wash mode when set in another wash mode ….try using Heavy mode this may take longer but at least it may wash dishes properly

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