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Last month i was washing dishes in the dishwasher and if i remember correctly i opened the door to get a knife out of the dry cycle. i remembered shuting the door back and that is about it. this is my daughters dishwasher by the way. i left her house not noticing that the dishwasher ever finished. a week later she asked me if i had a problem with it. i told her no. when she goes to push the start button nothing happens. it doesn't restart its self. we have turned the breaker off and on


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Depending on the model you may need to reset the dishwasher. Most Kenmore and Whirlpool built dishwashers for example need to press a reset button sequence to operate again after a problem has occurred. In that case you usually get lights on panel flashing and dishwasher not starting. If this is the case, to get the sequence you must give me the correct model number as written in service plate.

Trip again the circuit breaker and while power is off ensure that there is no water at the bottom of the dishwasher, take out the drain well, inspect it and clean it if necessary. Drain well obstructions or water at the bottom of the machine may also cause the machine not starting.

If the problem is not a reset needed, or blockage and residual water, then you may have damaged the door lock switch. In that case the dishwasher won't display any error symptom, but will not start at all, same as if door was open. The repair is not expensive. If you are in this situation call the manufacturer number listed in the owners manual.
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