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Dishwasher my dw does not fill past the filter recess it empties and fills up to the top of the filter and the salt resavuar does not fill with water

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That comes across a little scrambled to me.
seems like you have a 'salt reservoir' of some sort. am not familiar with that.
perhaps you could take a little more time and break the problem down to smaller parts, making sure it is understandable. i will try hard to help you, but i can not understand your issue at this point.
please try to take it through the steps of what happens, and what should be happening. as well as a little info on age of the unit and the maker.
let me know more.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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