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I rinsed my dishes first, then i put in a tablet to wash the dishes ad never thought any more about it untill the following morning i went to empty the dishes and discovered that the dishes had not been washed and the tablet was still in its compartment, i also noticed that there is dirty water in the bottom of the dishwasher, on the panal there are two lights CHECK WATER, AND THE ACTIVE LIGHT is on, i would be very grateful if you tell me what is the problen. thank you ANNETTE BECK

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Sounds like the drain is clogged, so the dirty water is not draining and the dishwasher won't cycle because if it did it would overflow (causing a mess). So I would suggest trying to remove the obstruction (could be food or a utensil, etc.... at the drain hole or in the hose itself ). I am pretty sure once you clear the blockage that your machine will operate normally again. You may have to unplug it (for a few minutes) after clearing the blockage to let it reset to default.

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