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The dishwasher is not working untill we top up with hot water ,the level of the water inside the machine never stay in maximum

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T is your overflow .. there is water under in the dishwasher tray or the float is stuck in the up position.
you will have to remove the toe panel and get the water out from the tray or free the float ( sometimes soap gets under and sticks the float in the up position...

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