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Diswasher won't run

I started the diswasher and it appeared to be running, however, I opened the door to add another dish; now it won't run, won't add water. I checked the circuit breaker and tried opening and closing the door again. I turned the knob so it would go through all the cycles; won't run. Any ideas?

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  • babykitty Feb 14, 2009

    The rinse water does not drain and will not turn back on after closing the door. I checked the breaker, but that is not the problem. The lights come on the front panel but nothing happens.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Run a cycle when leaving for a few days then when return Door won't open. Only way to open is too run cycle again then it opens.

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First check the circuit breaker box you might hva tripped abreaker, next close the door softly, and listen to perhaps hear the door switch activating, id the door doesnt close (bad switch) no power to rest of d/w

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