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Dishwasher keeps throwing circuit breaker halfway thru cylce

I have a Maytag Jetclean estimated to be approx. 11-14 years old. Just recently it stopped working. I thought it had kicked the bucket, but was told that most dishwashers run on their own circuit so I went downstairs to find that it was the meer flick of a switch. I thought the problem was solved, but now it wants to throw the circuit switch off every time I use it. Halfway through the cycle it will stop, I go downstairs, flip the switch and it follows all the way through to the end. My thoughts are that it's salvagable since once the breaker is switched it still works. Any thoughts as to what may be the cause of the problem? Our house is sold and due to close in less than a month. The issue has to be addressed, but I don't want to pay for a service call only to find that it's an issue with the breaker or the dishwasher needs to be replaced. Please help! Thank you :)

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Re: dishwasher keeps throwing circuit breaker halfway...

If you have no leaks, then i suspect your element. To crosscheck, you can disconnect
'both" power wires connecting to the element then run the cycle ill the timer remains stationery. advance it by hand then let the cycle finished. if there have been no trip outs, your element is the problem.

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Re: dishwasher keeps throwing circuit breaker halfway...

Most likely cause is a minor leak shorting acroos the wires, check in base for water stains. Regards Advisor

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