Some cycles work, some cycles don't

I'm not sure if this is how to do this, but here's the problem with the dishwasher.

a) the 'clean' light is out so any diagnostics are useless because that's where you get the error code - the blinking Clean light.

b) On Normal, 1Hour, and Sensor, the unit fills with a small amount of water, releases the soap tab, makes a few noises and then goes silent after about 10 minutes. It repeats the process a little later on and then finishes. But the dishes are filthy. On Heavy or if you add a SaniRinse to any of the other cycles, it will run normally.

This makes me think that it is not a mechanical problem but an electronic problem. Especially since there is already a dead LED.

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Cause 1

Door Latch

The door latch ensures that the dishwasher door latches shut. If the door does not latch properly, the door switch might prevent the dishwasher from running. If the door latch is broken, replace it.

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Cause 2

Main Control Board

The main control board provides power to nearly every component of the dishwasher. If there is a problem with the main control board, it might not send voltage to the dishwasher, causing the dishwasher not to start. Control boards are often misdiagnosed—make sure you check more commonly defective parts before replacing the main control board.

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Main Control Board for your WhirlpoolDishwasher

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Thanks, it DOES run for a little bit, but then kind of stops and does not much, then starts up again but not really. When it's on a different cycle though, it works ok (or if I add sani rinse option) so methinks it's the control board (cause#2) yes? If it was the door latch, it would either never work, or have no rhyme or reason, right? Anyways, thank you, this confirms what we thought. I AM eternally grateful :)

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