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My dishwasher dwt 10 fills up then stops, two lights flash on the front, the eco and fast wash cycle leds. also makes a humming noise but nothing else happens

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  • turbomack Jul 11, 2008

    since last post, i've got the thing to start, it does the first rinse, but then won't empty, it makes that humming noise. if you empty the machine, by putting the drain hose lower than the machine, so it syphons out, then it goes onto the next cycle...its like the drain pump doesn't work. however the machine is constantly emptying itself if i do this, so not really a solution. thanks for your help

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    the dishwasher cycle will not start

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Your wash motor is jambed or the motor capacitor is faulty

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