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Our dishwasher doesn't turn on--no power. I have

Our dishwasher doesn't turn on--no power. I have checked the circuit breaker--fine. The disposal is on the same plug and it works. Is there a fuse in the dishwasher?

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There is sometimes a switch mext to the disposall that switches the dishwasher on & off. if no luck revers the 2 plugs just to see if it will come on if not then check that the plug is hooked up under the front of the dishwasher behind the cover at the bottem.

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