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F&P DIshwasher stops after initial cycle

\015 We have a F&P Soft Touch Dishwasher, probably 8-10 years old. It is a single door model. Just recently it started to start its cycle but after the initial cycle, which I assume pumps water into the water tank?, it suddenly stops and it doesn't go any further. I notice that one of the rivets around the top edge of the door, which holds the inner panel to the outer door, is missing and this may cause the inner metal casing to not be tight onto the door. Could this possibly stop the cycle because it thinks the door has been opened?\015

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One bolt or rivet woulod be unlikely, but it depends on how much it allows the door switch to move back and technically tuen the washer off.
You could try holding the door closed to see if it passes the cycle where ut stoped before and then put a self tapping screw into the rivett hole to dsecure it.
Also check that all the hoses havent developed a kink,especial;ly if built into a cupboard that stores items. A kinked hose will stop the cycle.
An unusual fix I encountered recently was when the unit was filling with water, to grab it at the base and tip it up and back with a shake motion. This cleared a blockage in the internal drain pump sufficiently to allow the unit to proceed to the next cycle. Old dog learning new tricks! The kid apprentice got a promotion for that one.

My other thoughts were that the controller board is in need of repair/service, a 10 year old dishwasher has done a lot of work, and the board may have developed a fault, most F&P dishwashers never get past 5 years without blowing off a component or two on the control board.

But before you do the expensive repair, try the first option.
A new board fitted is about $200 and that;s if they still make them for your unit and model


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Possibly, but doubtful that this is the issue. I see little reason that the door should change position after the dishwasher starts. You could apply pressure to the door at the point that it typically stops to see if this is indeed the problem...If it continues, you have your answer. You may also have a timer problem that is causing your problem. Particularly on older units, the timer would go out. Hope this is helpful.
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