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How can I get to the float sensor?

The Normal, Heavy and Quick lights are one. The dishwasher starts then turns off, does not completely drain, and these lights are on and the dishwasher stops???

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid Dishwasher Control Panel lights - some don't light up

about the only thing to try would be to remove the inner door panel to get to the control bd then you will see a mylar ribbon looks like a fat piece of scotch tape pull up on the plastic connector that holds it in and pull the ribbon out then get a clean pencil eraser and gently clean the ribbon and put it back in dont forget to push the locking tab back down then try it again and let me know

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SOURCE: Whirlpool DU945 Dishwasher won't turn on but has power

theres a reset button. find it.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore dishwasher has stopped draining.

remove the kick panel below the door, place a pan, etc under where the drain hose connects to the drain extension tube, and slide the clamp back some so you can slide the hose off of the extension tube (white plastic tube) and drain any excess fluid into the aforementioned pan, etc., then unscrew the extension tube and check for plugs, or restrictions.
the sump may also be pluged beneath the strainer assembly, and that requires removing the lower spray arm, the water tube that runs up the inside back of the unit, and the upper parts of the assembly below them to access the drain/pump sump area.
last but not least the impeller is jamed and might be able to be freed by removing whatever has lodged within there..
ya never know...
best of luck,

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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SOURCE: GE diswasher GSD4020Z02BB doesn't completely drain

This is exactly what happened to me and I paid the repair man. Learn from me. Open dishwasher, unscrew screen along back of dishwasher. Piston assembly should be right there. Part is WD24X10018. GE will charge you $17 plus labor. Can buy it on-line for around $12. Takes about two minutes to fix.

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SOURCE: The normal wash light is

Hi... you need a new control board ... seen this lots of times

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Samsung dishwasher starts and after while stops with three lights cycles on (heavy , normal and quick)

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When I switch on my dishwasher setting it at normal wash cycle it appears to start as normal then after few seconds goes onto to Eco 45 c wash - the light flashes but nothing happens i.e. no water comes...

you may want to check and clear the pump
you have something slowing your drain
but for giggles make sure your float valve is free to go up and down like it should
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