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Motor sounds when the dishwasher is turned to the on position but the dishwasher won't turn on.

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Sounds like the drain pump is on. Pour in some water, and see if it drains out. On the LG they have a float switch on the left side, it could be stuck up causing the drain to activate.
Other units have a float switch on the bottom floor and there could be water or the float could be warped.

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Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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