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Can't set time delay.

I've had this dishwasher for 2 years and it has never been a problem. Just recently I can't set a time delayed wash anymore. I used to hit Smart Wash, then set a time delay, 2,4, or 8 hours, and then hit Start and it would automatically kick on at the right time. Now as soon as I hit Smart Wash the machine starts to run, without even hitting Start. If anybody has a solution it would be much appreciated. Thank you. Ron.

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Re: Can't set time delay.

Would your start button be stuck? check to see if there is something keeping it pressed in? if not your control star button could be shorted...let me know

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly. The 4H is indicating your dishwasher is in the delayed wash start mode. Here is some information from Sears about what to do:

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