Dishwasher is approximately 1.5 years old. It is a under the cabinet model. When the dial is turned to start the wash cycle, nothing happens. The lock is engaging. Electricity is working. Water is working at the source. Dishwasher has worked fine to this point.
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Re: Dishwasher will not start.
You more than likely have a faulty motor on your dishwasher. This would be the main motor that pushes the water through the spray arms inside the dishwasher.
There should be a tech sheet behind the control panel of your dishwasher or maybe behind the lower kickplate. This will give you the readings for the motor so you can test with a volt meter.
Give this a look first. If the motor tests good then you may be looking into replacing the timer.
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You said, The program timer on my dishwasher is sticking. And you have to move the dial by hand as it is taking 3 hours to do the wash cycle I think the timer needs to be replaced!
What brand an model is your machine? And how old is your dishwasher?
Let me know this information, please.
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Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old Appliance
It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs, such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.
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 appliance, how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your appliance is under warranty or less than four years old paying for a repair makes sense. Note that appliances 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 appliance 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 appliance. Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive applaince six or more years old . Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent of a appliances you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.
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ITS 10 YEARS OLD! IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY TO FIX IT! THE NEW ONES TODAY ARE 10 TIMES MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT AND WILL SAVE YOU MONEY! AND THEY WASH 10 TIMES BETTER THAN THE OLD DIAL TYPE WHICH USUALLY HAS A TOWER SPRAYER IN THE MIDDLE!
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Try running citric acid (3 tablespoons) through. You can get it from a drug store. Or, run 1/2 cup vinegar through. Do this in both the dish washer and the disposal. After doing this try running some water into the disposal and then see if the next time you run the dishwasher if it still smells. You could be having a problem with water not staying in the drain trap under your sink that is why if you run water and fill the trap, then you will find out if it was the dry trap that caused the smell from sewer gases backing up into the house trough the garbage disposal.
Model numbers that are worn or missing are hard to find. When you go to whirlpool's website you might find your dishwasher there, other wise it might not have them listed because it is obsolete.
One place to look is on the panel below your dishwasher door. In some cases it is stuck there, or somewhere else under the dishwasher.
I have seen them inside of the dishwasher housing (under the cabinet between cabinet and dishwasher.
Very rarely will you find the model numbers inside of the dishwasher doors. However according to Whirlpool, if you open your door, you will find a sticker or a riveted plate on the right hand side of the dishwasher's frame, near the seals.
One thing I suggest however once you have discovered the model number, write it down and put it someplace safe.
I have the same model. You just turn the dial to the setting you want, push the dial back in, turn the (right) power button on then turn the smaller start button on. I use different cycles all of the time depending on whats in the load and this works fine for me.