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why is my dishwasher not running through the wash cycle?

when i start my dishwasher it will fill up with the water and then it will stop and do nothing after it fills up with the water. What is wrong with my dishwasher why is it not going through the wash cycle?

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Manage My Life is a great place to find the answers to just about anything, especially on appliances. I would suggest that you provide a little more information such as the make and the model # of your product so your expert will be able to provide you the best possible answer. Just click on reply below and the provide the required data
by Manage My Life
July 25th, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry to hear you are having a problem with the dishwasher. A number of different failures could cause the problem. If you happen to have a volt ohmmeter and feel comfortable making live voltage checks I will gladly assist you diagnosing the problem. Please remember to include a model number in the reply. More details would also be helpful in diagnosing the problem. Especially if the unit will drain when you push the cancel button and any other noise the dishwasher is making.

Here is a link to order any parts you need.

Sears Parts Direct


If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services


Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 16,909 community points in Appliances
July 27th, 2011
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