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Runs thorough cycles but does not pump water up to

Runs thorough cycles, you can hear the motor kicking on and off during each cycle, but does not pump water up to dishes.

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What is the brand and model number of the dishwasher. The model number can be found on the tag on the tank just inside the door. This will help me guide you to the proper solution for your unit

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