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I have a problem where my dishwasher starts its cycle, filling with water, then as it starts it immediately drains as the spray arms are moving. Since the water is draining the dishwasher then pauses to refill, only to drain again as it starts up. It doesnt drain while the dishwasher is filling up, only when the cycle starts. Any ideas? This issue just started today after a successful wash cycle last night.

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It sounds like your motor is stuck in the reverse position. It could also be in your timer. I would suggest calling a qualified technician for the one. Just because the parts are pricey and depending on how much a new dishwasher cost. Atleast get a diagnosis so you can know if its worth fixing or buying a new one. If you have anymore questions please feel free to comment me back.

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