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Dishwsher gets stuck on first setting does not go through cycle

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Does it fill with water? If not it will not go through the cycle. The problem in this case could be a faulty solenoid fill valve or the pressure level switch. You would need to test the voltage at the fill valve, no power here would indicate that the level switch is not activating the solenoid valve. You can also test the pressure switch by removing and gently blowing in through the pipe connection. You should hear a clicking sound as you blow GENTLY(small voulume) in once it has clicked stopping blowing should be followed by another click. Repeat a few times. The valve sometimes sticks and this can free it enough to determine if the solenoid fill valve is broken. It does mean howvever that a new fill valve is imminent as they seldom remain unstuck for long. The switch is located on the right hand side of the washer at the bottom. It has a clear plastic pipe and 3 electrical connections attached (orange black grey). Unplug from mains and remove side panel ( 4 screws on back, 2 inside door seal) The switch is located at the bottom left as you look. Disconnect pipes and gently lift switch up and pull out. After testing return to washer and see what happens. It should at least fill if the switch has been clicking,( it should have clicked when you stopped blowing) if not you probably need a new solenoid valve. Rear left of washer. I performed the above when my washer stuck and found that the pressure switch was sticking. Replaced it £30.00 and it worked. If it does fill with water, but doesn't run then the pump isn't starting and that too can be caused by the pressure switch. Bridging the orange and black terminals on the switch should get the pump to start. Use a short piece of wire with 2 spade connectors to bypass the switch. Start washer once it has filled the pump should now start. If not get a new switch. If it does none of the above then the control panel may be gone.

** Remember never work inside the washer with it plugged into the mains. Fully disconnect before removing any covers and handling wires. If in doubt get a suitably qualified person to do the job.**

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Fixed under warranty

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