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Re: Dishwasher drains as it is filling up to wash.

Im betting this is a ge or hot point if you remove the kick-plate you will see a solenoid with a plunger and a plastic rocker and spring on the left of the main motor that's what you need to replace can get the kit at appliances parts store and it comes with instruction

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