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The dishwasher seems to be cycling - but I no longer get the flush into my disposal and I don't hear much water circulating inside the machine. Also, the soap doesn't all diappear. Any suggestions?

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The high pressure water pump is defective and is not spraying the much required jets of water to the dishes.
This is the reason that your dishes are also not cleaned.
You might have to remove and check if the pump is faulty or a cleaning job can rectify the issue.

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Either:

  1. the water does not get into the dishwasher open the dishwasher 3-4 times during cycle, if you don't see any water at least once - check water valve, water level float and water pressure.
  2. the pump is clogged - there is water, the motor will run but no water is circulated. Check pump filters, check chopper and impeller.
  3. motor in main pump is not working - could be caused by something stuck on the impeller or chopper or could be a problem with the motor itself or control board. Check if line voltage is coming to the motor during wash/rinse cycle.
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Hmmm...sounds like the chopper may be plugged causing water movement issues. The chopper is number 6 in the diagram below and is accessed from inside the dishwasher by removing the spray arm and upper feed tube.
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