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Improper cycling - Kenmore dishwasher Stock No. 16514

My built in dishwasher runs non-stop if I attempt to use normal cycle. Otherwise it will fill, heat, drain, etc normally. This obviously is a terrible waste of energy. Is the touchpad unreliable on this model? 665-16514201

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