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You said,the motor on our Kenmore dishwasher keeps sticking. I can start it and it may do 3 or 4 loads then stick again.
First try to throw the breaker of for 5 minutes and then on and see if that resets the system.
But more than likely its a bad switch in the control panel
that is intermittently failing.
That is a tough call . You need to call service!
HOW old is the dishwasher?
Here is a report I read recently!
Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old dishwasher
It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a dishwasher.
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your dishwasher,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that dishwasher under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.
When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your dishwasher is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.
When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new dishwasher.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive dishwasher
seven or more years old .
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a dishwasher you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
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Thank You, HUUUM
Sep 25, 2008 |
Kenmore 24 in. 15932 Built-in Dishwasher