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Dishwasher is stuck on the rinse cycle

My husband wiped the inside of the dishwasher with fairy liquid and caused the dishwasher to fill up with bubbles. We followed the advice and used oil to disperse the bubbles which have now gone but the dishwasher is still stuck on the rinse cycle and will not finish the program.

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Re: dishwasher is stuck on the rinse cycle

Make sure the float or metal probes in the unit are clean.they sense water and if anything is on them it will cause a malfunction in the unit.

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There is still soap running down from the dispenser after each cycle.

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    After you have cleaned the detergent buildup from the inside of your dishwasher, follow the steps below to keep the buildup from happening again and to help your dishes rinse cleanly and prevent residue from accumulating on the dishes.
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