Question about Viking 24 in. Professional Series VUD141 (Ultra-Premium) Built-in Dishwasher

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DW not running

The timer sounds like it is stuck with a loud buzz. Does not do anything when moved manually.
Does not go to the next cycle and never starts.

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  • designs10252 Oct 21, 2008

    where can i buy a timer & approx. cost?

  • designs10252 Oct 21, 2008

    Explain "hard resetting"?

  • designs10252 Oct 21, 2008

    Is there any way to check these issues out?
    I turned the machine to start then left the house for 3 hrs. when my wife came home she heard the buzzing. No water ever came into the machine. If it was something electri wouldn;t it have overheated and tripped a breaker?

    Thanks, for all your help.

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Hi,

The loud buzz may not be the timer but the motor failing to start. If yes, then it would probably be the starting capacitor. On some versions the capacitor is 21mfd / 330v , for your model pls confirm Part Number is MSC330V21. other possibilities include:

  • Circulation pump #42 PD140016
  • Seal set #1 PD100042
Most parts would be available at searspartsdirect.com

Hope that this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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    Louie Role Oct 21, 2008

    Hi again,

    Most (if not all) electronic/electrical components could be tested/checked. This of course would require a fair familiarity of electronic components/circuitry and safety procedures, use of a multimeter/tester and possibly a soldering iron. It would be to your added advantage access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings. Should you be uncomfortable performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), perhaps your best bet would then be to seek the services of a qualified professional.

    To test a capacitor (important dissipate the stored energy safely before testing), set the multimeter to X1, touch the test prods to the capacitor terminals, the needle should momentarily deflect to the right and slowly go back to rest at the left.


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Door switch The door switch is important because, if it's defective, the dishwasher won't work at all. To reach it, you need to remove the control panel cover, or sometimes the interior liner of the door. If it's defective, you need to completely replace it.

Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dishwasher, burns and breaks the connection. If that's the problem, the wires must be repaired/replaced as necessary. If that's not the problem, check the wiring to the door switch, the wiring between the door and the lower part of the dishwasher, and the wiring to the timer. Repair any broken, burned, brittle, or defective wiring, using the proper appliance-grade wire and connectors.

Timer or selector switch Although it's uncommon, the timer or the selector switch may be defective. If so, you need to replace the defective part, because neither of these can be repaired.

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Hello,

hard resetting is the only solution.

melnavz


Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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    Emelio Navaja Oct 21, 2008

    Kevin solution is hard resetting.

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That means u ve to take a part that timer switch and clean it then test it if it s not working u need a replacement in this casse

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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    Jalal Sordo Oct 21, 2008

    try to ask the same one tht u ve purchased from it or try ebay u might find a second hand one

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Try doing a power cycle and then try.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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    Legin Varghese Oct 20, 2008

    Unplug the machine from the wall socket for half an hr and pluge back in and try. If this is caused by the static electricity then it will be resolved.



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