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My dishwasher is getting power supply properly. but it is not starting up . i can hear a sound but nothing else. what should i do . i have checked all drains as well . light is on but it is not working

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Confirm the machine is filling with water. There is a water level switch that will prevent the machine from going into wash mode unless the proper water level has been achieved.
To test the switch, manually fill the bottom of the unit with water using a pitcher. Close the door and if the machine begins the wash cycle then the problem is the fill valve solenoid.
Hope this helps..

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

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Yea need more info than that, does it have a timer or a control board, brand would help

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