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G865 - Constantly draining

We just moved into a house that has a G865 dishwasher. It worked for the first few days we were here and then our drains backed up and the dishwasher would not drain. A plumber had to come in to roto the drains and since then the dishwasher won't work. When we turn it on it sounds like it is trying to drain, but there is no water in it. The cycle won't start...it just keeps trying to drain. Is there anything we can try before we call to have it serviced?

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Your problem is a water leak.  There are a couple of rubber seals that are required to correct the problem.. When the seal leaks it accumulates in a tray in the bottom where a sensor turns on the pump when water is present.  If you remove the lower access panel and reach in you should see the accumulated water.  I had a repair tech repair mine. 

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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