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Dishwasher will not operate on any cycle. Model # PDB4600AWN

Customer Question

dishwasher will not operate on any cycle. Model # PDB4600AWN Maytag. selection lights on front lite up. Checked breakers, ok. Water fills bottom then stops. nothing else happens after that. Emptied water by hand, tried again, same thing. not sure what to check .
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: 15 yrs. old, installed when house was built. Model# ***** Serial# *****
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I was hoping to depending on what is the problem
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No, other than what I've already explained. any suggestions?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 9 months ago.

Are all the lights flashing?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
sometimes they flash when the dishwasher acts like it is going to start and just stops.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
However, that is what it did when we first triedto start it but now it just lights up and then the light goes out after a while. When we emptied the water, it started and filled but then cut off.
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 9 months ago.

Any flashing now?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No. The light stays solid and then eventually goes out.
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 9 months ago.

Have you cleaned the filter and pump area?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
we emptied all the water out earlier and did not find any trash around the holes in the bottom. Not sure if there is anything to take apart to clean?
Once we emptied it, it acted like it was going to work but only filled with water and cut off.
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 9 months ago.

Where does the drain hose hook to? Garbage disposal?