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Doesnt clean dishes, seems to be no water coming into machine

Water seems to not come in to dishwasher. detergent is still sitting in washer after run. Water sounds to be going in but the dishes are still dirty and left over detergent. tried running multiple times to clear out detergent and it doesnt change. Dishwasher doesn't seem to be filling with water, making a louder than usual noise. Hoses are not blocked or pinched... Not sure how full it should get with water

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There should be about 2 inches of water in the bottom of the DW.  If it is filling but not washing the pump may be bad.  That might explain the loud noise (motor bearing).  I assume that the detergent cover is opening but no water is being sprayed to dissolve it.

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