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Dishwasher does not work all the time

Hi Folks,
Need some help on a dishwasher problem if I could.
The dishwasher will go thru the first washing stage and then stop. It smells like hot electrical odor. If you open the door and let it cool down it will then work for a short time, till things get too hot again. It's like it has a thermal overload in it that keeps kicking out. This will happen in any part of a cycle ie washing, rinse etc.

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Re: dishwasher does not work all the time

Your dishwasher i believe has a potential start relay, it sounds like this relay is faulty and not disengaging the start winding properly. Remove the two lower panels there will be a small plastic looking switch with 3 wires and coiled with bare copper wire.

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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