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How old is your dishwasher?
Hi Tim, thank you for the pic, and the excellent description of the problem.
The reason the water fills in that pipe actually and ends up down where water does not belong is a leak somewhere in the bottom of the dishwasher itself. When water gets in there it activates a flood switch.
Thats why tilting the machine to remove the water makes the machine work once again.
This one is difficult for you to determine so I have to recommend having a technician look at this one so he can tell you exactly where the water leak is coming from and he can repair that for you. This one isn't a do it yourself project Im afraid.
There is a lot you would need to knwo about this machine in order to fix this one. But... An experienced appliance tech can do this easily;-)
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Hi Tim, yes there is an leak detector sensor in the bottom, I know this machine well lol
Been a hand's on tech for over 30 years..
It could be that your drain line is compromised in some way as well, causing this problem. But usually if water ever gets down near the lower electronics that leak detector will stop the machine and let you know by showing an error.
The reason is a leak in almost every case. Unless your drain line is really clogged and is overflowing into the lower electronics bay. That's about it with this one. Every one I serviced, the cause was a leak inside the machine that allowed water to get down into or near the electronics, and when the machines flood sensor(switch) activated, then I knew what needed to be looked at. You can look for the leak while its running but its not easy if you don't have a lot of experience with this. It took me a while to get the hang of this myself lol
Hi Tim, yes that would definitely explain this problem and Yes that is the part you need ;-) If you were able to check the until well, then you will have no problem replacing that part ;-)
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