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D/W not running

Dishwasher fills and you can hear the timer working. Motor sounds like it is trying to start at beginning of wash cycle than D/W turns off. Can not get it to wash or to drain.

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Roger, this sounds like a clogged pump or a bad motor. Not something you're going to be able to do yourself. I have the same general unit and I bless it every day that it works.

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