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We have a model MBD7601 washer that is not running normal cycles. For the regular washing, which normally takes 2 hours, it fills for 30 seconds, then drains the water and shuts down. It will run the 9 minute rinse cycle completely, though so not sure what sensor/software problem exits. How can I trouble shoot this?

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  • jumsted2001 May 29, 2011

    Kevin:

    This solution isn't one that's going to help because the dishwasher basically skips the minutes 2-118 out of the 2 hour circuit. The display on the front of the dishwasher goes from "2H" (which appears when the normal cycle starts) to "2" indicating there's only 2 minutes left in the cycle.

    Not sure how the solution you provided me helps me trouble shoot my problem. Any guidance or a new solution is greatly appreciated...........Jon

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Hello & Welcome to FixYa
The problem is with the float switch assembly that is bad and needs replacement. A float switch on a dishwasher is designed for one thing, to stop the water flow from the dishwashers water valve. To access the dishwasher float switch regardless of the make or model, 99% of dishwashers are accessed from behind the toe kick panel i.e by removing the front bottom access panel. When the timer or main control call for water, power is sent through the float switch wires, when the dishwasher has filled up raising the plastic mushroom looking piece high enough, the switch will stop power from getting to the water valve. That is the idea behind the switch, to further test this switch with a volt meter you can view this video: Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Kevin

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    Kevin White May 29, 2011

    Sorry, but have you even tried the solution, if not then at least try it first. If you don't like the solution then try to reset the unit, to do this press and hold the HEATED DRY/AIR DRY/RINSE ONLY button for 20 seconds. If this will not work then try the first solution, again if you don't want to try that one then the problem is with the control board that is bad and needs replacement.

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