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Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
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My dishwasher will not start the wash cycle. The light is

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My dishwasher will not start the wash cycle. The light is on, it drained the tub, but it has not filled and started the cycle.
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do you hear anything running at all ? like a pump that just keeps going when the door is shut ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I could hear the pump empting the water before it started the cycle. I can get that to repeat, but I hear nothing after it draining the tub.

okay try this before anything else. pour about 1 and 1/2 gallons of (hot) water into the machine and close the door and try restarting it. can you do that ? if it starts let it run through. don't open it. see if it goes all the way to the end of the cycle.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I poured in 11/2 gallons of hot water and it tried to drain. It waited for a couple of minutes and drained. It has now started the wash cycle. Why did it do that? Has it sat too long? Do you have a good guess or some advice?


yes it may have sat to long. you have to wait and see if it finishes the wash cycle now. the drain float was stuck , hopefully it runs the full cycle and will be fine. let me know.
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