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Miele dishwasher Intake Drain light on and beeping. No water in tray or blockage I can find..

Checked tray for water. Just found out you cant use Cascade gel tabs! Especially with DAWN! Anyone ever heard that???? Tech guy says the soap causes ploblems and thinks the tray is full but its not! Alot of soap scum in tray tho. Still cant get it to run. Checked the line to garbage disposal and it seemed clean...??? Am I doing something wrong?

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