Question about Whirlpool Gold 24 in. Built-In Dishwasher Dishwasher
The dishwasher ran fine in the overnight. This morning the dishes were still hot. Now it seems the heating element won't turn off. I unplugged it for a while and it cooled down. When I plugged it back in, it started to heat up again.
In my case the counter mounted breather for the drain tube was being restricted ... finally to the point it would not drain the tub at all. I disassembled the above counter drain assembly and cleaned it out as it wass completely blocked and things work very well again. I would suggest this foirst as it is an easy task and is done 'above the counter'.
I then ran 2 cups of CLR with wash cycle ... no dishes to clean out the rest of the washer as on dissaembly of the internals to diagnose they were and very scummed up with a hard white crusty substance that was completely blocking some of the drain sump performations.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
my repairman contacted whirlpool about my washing machine staying on
wash.. to his surprise.. and mine.. and his co=workers.. this is the answer,
it worked.. and we have never heard this before.
In your original istallation booklet it tells you to let the dishwasher run til its complete
the first time you use it as it may rinse twice... my original installation man told me this also.
however.. if you suffer a "blip" in your electricity.. it could put the little dishwasher "brain"
out of whack.. it can run as long as 3 to 4 hours on wash to reset itself.. if you stop it
(like others have mentioned.. and which I did also).. it doesn't complete the reset and it
will attempt to do it the next time..
answer?.. just let it go once as unnerving as this is.. it works.. They did mention that
if it went to 5 hours.. call your repairman because you need a new mechanism.
karen in Dothan
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
There is a chemical you can buy that is a dishwasher cleaner that should do it. Wal-Mart or an appliance store should have it. If it is bad, you may have to do it several times. Ultimately you may need a new element if it is real bad.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
another not necessarily cheaper, but definitely more effective way to descale just about any cleaning system is to run CLR through it. used it on carpet cleaning systems as a replacement for industrial descaler. works just as good and is much more accessible
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
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