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Dishwasher only runs in rinse only mode!

My dishwasher just starting doing this. I shut the door and select a wash mode and it starts running. Then a few seconds later, it switches to rinse only mode. I doesn't matter what mode I start in, it switches to rinse only. I have tried turing it off at the switch and letting is sit a while and restarting, but it still does this. I have let it run through the rinse cycle and starting over to no avial. Do I just need a bigger hammer? Thanks, Joe

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