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Got a zanussi dishwasher zsf6160, lights working but none of the programmes are starting, not taking in any water?

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If you can here the drain pump run at the start the fault is with the water valve or blockage in the side tank on the lh side. if you dont here the drain pump it possibly the heater thats down to earth. the electronics can detact it and not start the prog if heater faulty.

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