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Sorry to hear about your dishwasher problem. If the dishwasher will not turn on and you do not have any lights blinking or coming on the first thing to check is the circuit breaker in your home. Turn it off and back then retry the dishwasher. If that does not help make sure there is not a wall switch that controls the dishwasher that has been turned off.

If these are okay and you have power to the dishwasher the most common part to have failed is the thermal fuse, shown below with the part number, there is a diagram below that to show where the fuse goes in the console, it is part 6 in the diagram.

If you have flashing lights or some other symptom than just dead and wont start please let me know what you are experiencing so I can assist further.
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