I can reset the dishwasher to start a new cycle but everytime after about 5 minutes it gets 'stuck' on the "glass cycle" and when I open the door it has tried to do something, cold water in there, and dirty dishes! Am I doing something wrong or is it broken?
Sounds like the water is not heating. Will be either an open circuit thermostat, heater element, or the switch / relay that controls the element.
Using an ohm meter, test the element for resistance. Check thermostats for continuity.
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You don't mention what make/model of dishwasher. Some diswashers, like my Bosch, require a reset procedure to "kill" a cycle that you've already started. They don't like to have the power button pressed during the cycle. The procedure to reset varies by make and model. If you have the owner's manual, you may check in there for the procedure.
This means the bottom cleaning arm is not spinning. Most arms are removable, one large nut or some plastic fingers or a release. Remove the arm and clean it out. There is likely food, glass or objects stuck in the arm. Broken glass can be really stuck! Watch your fingers!
Usually Whirlpool dishwashers have a reset code which is pushing the buttons on your dishwasher such as push heat dry, then normal, then heat dry, then normal, within 5 seconds - so push them fast and in that order and wait. It may take a couple of minutes but should reset. If that isn't it, it may be the pump motor not working properly. Also look down into the bottom of the dishwasher and make sure something isn't stuck down into the drain such as a broken piece of glass or a fork. Is there water still in the bottom? It may not be draining so that would suggest it is stopped up. It could be the keyboard but showing power it seems less likely. I don't think it would be the thermal fuse because that usually stops everything including the power light.
check your flaot valve,, it just may be stuck in the up position, this sometimes will happen from a peice of glass or a fork i even seen it just get stuck
but if its pumping that float valve must be in th up position
ok start the washer after it fills and starts washing open the door again and turn the dial to drain shut the door see if it drains if it does then open the door and turn it to heated dry shut the door and get you a small glass of warm water let it sit in heated dry for about 3 minutes open the door and pour the water on the heating element and let me know if it sizzles