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Kenmore ultra wash dishwasher

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My dishwasher is filling with water, then draining immediatly after, will continue with the cycle until finished but will of course there is no water in it to wash the dishes with.
What can I do to fix this problem, your answer is greatly appreciated
Thanks,
Ytapia

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Is the water draining out by itself? or is it getting pumped out by the machine? if this is a ge built machine it sounds like the drain solenoid is burned out and the unit is stuck in drain. a bad timer usually makes that happen so you might need the timer and solenoid

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