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It will not begin to fill

It is plugged in and the water is on as usual, and I pushed the start button. It did not start filling right away, nothing but silence.

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MAKE SURE THERE IS NOTHING BLOCKING THE SWITH ON THE DOOR, IT WON'T COME ON TILL THE DOOR IS CLOSED AND THERE SHOULD BE A LITTLE PIN ON THE DOOR THAT OPERATES THE SWITCH, IT PUSHES IT IN TO LET IT KNOW THE DOOR IS SHUT

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