Thanks. I cannot troubleshoot this much right now as I am going to be too busy with other things. This may have to wait a bit.
However, I do see the red rod and it seems to be free to move up and down. Yes, I do hear the click of the switch. Do you know if the rod should be up when full of water or down? Getting to the wires is not easy. without a complete removal of the unit...something I do not have time for now I did find the schematic inside and will check it later to find the proper wires to see if the pump is getting any power.
Assuming it is not something trivial like a bad switch, is it worth investing in repairing this 5 year old dishwasher or should I just buy a new one? I do hate throwing away a $700 appliance for something minor.
This is probably worth fixing but you don't know what is wrong yet. Make the test and you will have your answer. The rod only goes up when the base is flooded and this triggers the drain pump as a safety measure to prevent overflow.You can do this at your leisure of course but I would appreciate a positive rating as you have what you need to know what to do in order to source the fault now.