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Oversudsing causes some dishwashers to trigger the flood switch. This is because the suds overflow and leak through the air holes. As soon as the flood switch is triggered inside the dishwasher it shuts itself off.

Wait for the suds to disppear and the flood switch to dry off. Use recommended type of detergent.

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