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Machine only in 2nd month of use, the washing powder/tab is nearly always stillin its compartment(compartment has opened), or is lying in the bottom of the machine. The glasses and mugs have bits in them when it has finished.

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1. not enough water gets into the dishwasher. open the dishwasher 3-4 times during cycle, you should see some water at least once, if not - 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 (110-120v AC) is coming to the motor during wash/rinse cycle.

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