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My Kenmore Ultra Wash Diswasher is stuck on the wash cycle.

It just keeps running on the wash cycle and won't move to the next steps of the cycle. I was told that it may be the timer motor, but I find no timer motor on the parts list. There is an electronic control panel. Does the electronic panel provide the timing function?

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  • jim6576 Jan 02, 2009

    There is no screen, just a buttons to push and indicator lights.

  • jim6576 Jan 02, 2009

    The heating element checks at 16 ohms which is within the range of the factory specs.

  • jim6576 Jan 02, 2009

    I guess I don't know how this site works. I can't see all the added comments at one time. Nothing I have seen yet solves my problem.

  • jim6576 Jan 02, 2009

    I've attempted to post the model number a couple of times but it dosent show up. Here it is again 665.16767000

  • jim6576 Jan 02, 2009

    Why can't I see the entire thread with all comments?

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Sir,

Here is the link for some basic tips to how to maintained the diswasher. check out may be u solved ur problem

thanks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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    Asfiya Ahamed Jan 03, 2009

    Check this link

    Also it may be a bad door switch or fuse - or bad control panel. Some tips do it yourself


    thanks
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Sadly the timer may be gone but you can oil it if it is mechanical. If it is digital then replace or clean the gook off the sensor.

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Hi , the probleme is electric timming , take a photo whow it s plug, to make sure to remember , take it off and go buy a brand new and install let me know yvon Chow !!!

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Hi, I see in the other posts that you are being pointed in the right direction. The heater! Some of these units have a T.O.C. (Thermal over load cut out ) This could have been activated some also are of the re-setable type which would just mean pushing a button to put the heater back in the circuit and fixing the problem. If it is not of the push button type then the heater will need replacing. If it does heat, could it be over heating??? This then could be a thermostat problem. If yours is an electronic P.C.B. type of dishwasher then it could be the board that is the problem.. Check the easy things first and move on to the more expensive things later on,,,,,
Good luck.............

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, it may indeed be the controller which is an electronic timer or the logic board. Still, your post "It just keeps running on the wash cycle and won't move to the next steps of the cycle" is significant. I suspect that his indicates that the wash cycle has not really completed, did it drain? Before considering anything else, try the basics, check/clean the filter, sump/bowl, drain valve, impeller, pump, hose (kinks). Additionally, most washers would have a tech sheet behind one of its panels or under the controller panel. The tech sheet would have a listing of possible faults and user action to address them. In most, there would also be an electrical diagram which may be of further help.

Pls post back the exact model number.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy New Year.

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  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Jan 02, 2009

    You posted that you have checked the heating element, have you checked the thermal fuse that is in series with the heater?

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  • Sibananda Jena
    Sibananda Jena Jan 02, 2009

    if you do have a timer motor that has
    failed, consider replacing just the motor itself and not the entire
    assembly. Timer motors can be considerably cheaper than the complete
    timer assembly.

    Before
    you can begin to test your dishwasher's timer motor, you must first
    locate the device. It is a part of the timer assembly. Timer assemblies
    are located either in the control panel at the top of the dishwasher
    door, or behind the lower kickplate at the bottom of the unit.



    To get to a timer located in the unit's control panel, first examine
    the outside of the appliance. Sometimes, depending on the model, you
    only have to remove a couple of screws in order to remove the outer
    control panel. In other cases, you will have to remove either the
    entire internal door panel, or the entire external door panel. In each
    case, the panel can be removed by removing anywhere from 6 - 10 screws.
    Be careful to not remove the screws at the very bottom of the door that
    are actually a part of the hinge assembly. Removing the hinge assembly
    screws will remove the entire door from the appliance, which is not at
    all necessary to test the unit's timer. With all of the screws removed,
    the door panel should be easy to lift off of the door assembly. If you
    have difficulty lifting the panel, look for other screws you may have
    missed. There may or may not be a smaller control panel cover. If you
    do discover one, it will be held in place with either a couple of
    screws or a couple of clips.



    With the dishwasher's control components fully exposed, you may
    discover that your model uses two timer motors. The second one will be
    a rapid advance motor. It is operational when the wash cycle is
    cancelled or reset. If you are unsure which timer is which, then test
    each of them.


    To
    get to a dishwasher timer located behind the lower kickplate at the
    bottom of the unit, simply remove the few screws holding the kickplate
    panel in place. With the panel removed, you will be able to identify
    and locate the timer and its motor.



    There will be two wires extending from the round motor housing. Follow
    the wires until you locate the connectors. Label the wires so that you
    will be able to reconnect them later in the right positions. Carefuly
    remove the wires. Do not pull on the wire itself. Needle nose pliers
    may be needed to pull gently on the wire connector.



    Set your ohmmeter to the x 1000 setting. Take each probe and touch it
    to one wire. A normal reading for most dishwashers is in the 2000 to
    3500 ohms range. Try to locate a schematic for your dishwasher. It
    should be in one of the service areas of your dishwasher or in the
    owner's manual. This schematic should indicate the proper resistance
    reading for your specific timer motor.



    If the reading you receive from testing your timer's motor differs
    greatly from the range presented here, then you should replace your
    timer motor, or the entire timer assembly.


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Is there any error code on the screen?

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

  • ronny2051 Jan 02, 2009

    read the following ---

    The cycle doesn't complete
    If the cycle doesn't complete, check these:

    Water-heating cycle
    Timer

    Water-heating cycle
    Many dishwashers heat the wash and/or rinse water to a higher temperature, as the cycle calls for it. In these cycles, the dishwasher pauses after it has filled with water, waiting for the water to reach the pre-set temperature. What happens next, depends, as follows:

    On some units, the pause is timed and the unit continues after the allotted time. 


    On others, the cycle can't continue until the water reaches the higher temperature. If you have this type of dishwasher and the water isn't being heated (say, because of a problem with the heating element or thermostat), after the unit stops at the heating cycle, it never continues. When you repair the heating-system problem, the "cycle problem" is fixed too. 



    Timer
    Timers don't often fail. But if every other part of the dishwasher seems to be working properly and the timer knob seems to be stuck in one place--doing one function continuously--the timer may be at fault. Dishwasher timers can't be repaired. If yours is defective, replace it. 


    I see an error code
    If your dishwasher has a digital readout and you see an error code, it may indicate a problem with the unit. If this happens, look up the error code in your owner's manual to find out what the problem is.

  • ronny2051 Jan 02, 2009

    try another in place off.


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Yes more than likely the control board is bad. Thats the problem nowadays, everything is so hitech, to many things to go wrong.

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