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Dishwasher not draining, drying cycle error Electrolux ESF 4120

\015 I have a practical mind, but no real experience with dishwashers. \015\012\015\012This started a few days ago, where the door of the unit kept popping open, so I adjusted the clip and all was fine, while I was in there, I cleaned the filters, and there was a lot of debris. (My guess is this is where the problem began with debris then falling down when i took the filter out) I installed the filter again, and then started an empty cycle and all seemed well. A few cycles down the line and the machine will not start, I try everything to see if there was anything stuck. So I went to the instructions the error light that appeared was to do with the draining. After a night of getting a few bits of debris out, from the intake, I left it until this morning when I opened it up and checked all the pipes, and found a few more bits. (Would the dishwasher have a safety switch to stop the pump from burning itself out?) The few bits the I found were nearly identical diameter to the inside of the pipe (The metal rings that are at the base of a wick of a candle)\015\012I also do know the machine has been run without tablets, could the build up of grease cause this?\015\012\015\012Any advise would be much appreciated\015

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You didn't say what model you have, most dishwashers have a float switch inside to prevent over filling and subsequent flooding. If this switch is stuck, the dishwasher won't start.
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\015\012Open the door and look inside the unit. The float should look a little like a mushroom cap. Make sure it travels up and down smoothly. It's usually on the right side closer to the front of the machine.
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