Dishwasher appears to fill, then starts wash cycle. Cycle runs for a few seconds then stops. After about five seconds it starts again. It repeats this four times then turns off completely and all lights go off.
Tried Maytag diagnostic (push Heavy wash 5 times, then Start) and it ended up with Light Wash & Clean lights blinking, but no error code in display.
I replaced the handle a few months ago and just replaced one of the door switches that I had previously repaired.
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When I start a new cycle, I first hear the pump run to empty out all
remaining water, and after that I hear the motor run for the regular
washing cycle, but there is no water in the dishwasher. After a few
minutes, the cycle stops, and the washer claims the dishes are 'clean'.
When I try starting a new cycle over and over again, about one in 20
times, the cycle will run normally with water. But then the next time,
the problem starts all over again. Once a cycle starts correctly,
everything works fine, including the rinsing.
Your dish washer probably has a "turbidity sensor". This is an infrared sensor that checks the condition of the water and adjusts your wash cycle accordingly. There is probably build up on the sensor (especially if you have hard water) and this is causing it to run so long. The easiest fix for this is to run a cleaning cycle on the dishwasher. Start your empty dish washer on a heavy wash cycle and wait for it to start filling with water. As soon as it starts to fill, open the door and pour 1/2 gallon of white vinegar into the bottom of the unit. Close the door and let it run its cycle. At the end of the cycle, run a second cycle and see if things improved. If things still are not better, you may have a bad sensor. If you have more questions, write me back. Hope this helps!
If your dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle Is the Start/Resume indicator flashing? Opening the door or interrupting the power stopped the cycle. Close the door and press START/RESUME. Does the Start/Resume indicator flash 3 times when you press START/RESUME? The dishwasher is waiting for you to open the door after the last cycle. Open and close the door, then press START/RESUME. Is the door closed tightly and latched? (NOTE: On models with a dual-digit display, the control displays “- -” during a cycle if it believes the door is not latched.) Is the right cycle selected? Refer to the “Cycle Selection Charts.” Is there power to the dishwasher? Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Has the motor stopped due to an overload? The motor automatically resets itself within a few minutes. If it does not restart, call for service. Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on? It is normal for certain cycles to repeatedly pause for several seconds during the main wash. If the dishwasher will not fill Check the overfill protection float that is able to move up and down freely? Press down to release. Let me know if any of these procedures helped you?