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Dishwasher malfunction MOST OF THE TIME it shuts itself down before fully filling with water - SOMETIMES it doesn't shut down until the minute the wash pump starts - SOMETIMES it washes for 10 or 20 minutes before shutting down - SOMETIMES it will even run a whole cycle, BUT it doesn't open the soap dispenser door - tried doing a diagnostic run but after it turned on all the lights on the panel it started to fill with water and shut itself down......... HELP

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Follow this steps and fix it. God bless you

Float Switch

The float switch may be hung up and this can cause the dishwasher to be stuck in a cycle. Check the tutorial and the video for checking this part.

Timer / Control

If your dishwasher gets stuck in a cycle first try shutting off the breaker for at least 5 minutes if this does not correct the problem you will need to replace timer/electronic control board.

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SOURCE: dishwasher blows circut breaker and shuts down about 5 minutes into cycle.

possibly your heater is shorting.

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SOURCE: dishwasher shuts down during wash cycle

Could it be a thermostat proble?

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