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Kenmore Dishwasher 17533200

We received an almost new Kenmore dishwasher from a friend. My husband installed it where our old dishwasher was. It lights up, and if you believe the lights, it says it cleaned the dishes. But when I opened up the dishwasher this morning, it hadn't even gotten them wet. The soap was still there, etc. We don't have a manual. What are we doing wrong?

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    brian c May 11, 2010

    I don't want to question your intelligence.. but you ARE locking the door, right?

    The reason I ask, is some models will time through the cycles even with the door unlatched, but just wont do anything.

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