Question about Whirlpool Dishwashers
Keeps jumping from start to cancel drain
I have one of these dishwashers and it would have strange symptoms that were sporadic and inconsistent. Sometimes it would fill and sometimes it wouldn't. Some times it would go thru a whole cycle and some times it wouldn't. We actually had the the element burn a hole thru the tub. The repairman actually replaced the tub while it was out of warranty, at whirlpool's expense. Anyhow the problem persisted and the repairman said it was the board in the controls. I came to the conclusion that it was the float switch. I ordered one from appliance parts pros .com then I proceeded to take the machine apart from underneath. The hardest part was getting it out from the counter! Once I got the machine out it was easy to pop open the little enclosure that holds this switch in it. What I found was amazing the switch that the engineers decided to put in had no way of holding itself together! The switch itself had slid apart into two pieces and was getting stuck in one position or the other! I was scratching my head trying to think how this could happen. Man just a little super glue...a piece of tape...Heck I don't know. I replaced the switch with a new one and my problem disappeared. Some body should tell whirlpool and tell them I am available too! Seriously I hope this helps someone. Best of luck too ya! MEG
Posted on Nov 26, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
depending on the age of this unit it may have food blocking what is called the "check valve".
on most models it is mounted right on the outlet of the pump housing. one model uses a 4 inch plastic tube style device and is about 1/2 inch on the pump and 1" on the hose. inside of it is where the food items can block the check valve. remove the hose and unscrew the check valve from the pump and see if something is blocking it.
on newer units the check valve is built into the drain hose, if you hose has a 90 degree elbow molded into it where the hose hooks up to the drain pump. once again take the hose off and look inside the hose or try to blow through the hose and see if the hose is clear.
good luck tom
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
holding the button for four seconds will not do it, you have to hold it until the light stops blinking and
will go back to normal, normall takes more than four seconds to unlock the unit, this is something
the sears repair techs know becouse the are trained on all this things but, they will not share this things, becouse thats how they make money
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
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