Question about KitchenAid Dishwashers
I have a KitchenAid KUDS011JBS0 dishwasher that is 13 years old. During the normal wash cycle with about 37 minutes left on the timer the motor runs for several seconds or a minute then stops and the "minutes left indicator" and the Normal cycle LED flash a couple of times. After a couple of minutes the motor starts again for a very brief period then stops and the lights flash and the cycle repeats. When this is happening soapy hot water is still in the bottom of the dishwasher. I can press the "Cancel and Drain" and the dishwasher will drain. Then I can push Rinse Only button and the dishwasher will rinse and drain the dishes to make sure all of the soap is off the dishes. I have checked the gray plastic "stopper" in the front right bottom of the tub to make it moves up and down as I think this has something to with the draining.
Not professing to be any kind of a dishwasher repairman but I have had a similar issue with the start and stop thing and it turned out to be the timer motor had started to go, and in going it 'burned' a couple of sets of the contacts as well. Check with a local appliance repair centre and see first if they agree with me, and if they have anyone who can rebuild the timer - Typically not too hard to get access to and remove - In my case in Canada, it had to go to Toronto pre-paid but $70 was cheaper then a new dishwasher and it's worked great for years
Posted on Feb 09, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I just read this for the same problem: push sanitize, then heat and dry, sanitize, heat and dry, sanitize, heat and dry, cancel, then open and close the door. It worked. The dishwasher is running correctly even as I type this.
Posted on Mar 22, 2008
Check disposer plug. If a garbage disposer has been recently installed, it is possible the disposer drain plug was not removed. The drain plug is a plastic piece in the disposer that blocks the hole where the dishwasher hose connects. Also check the hose connected to the disposal. Mine apparently had a kink in it. When I straightened the hose the dishwasher drained at full speed (I recently had a plumber re-route a hot waterline. He must has bent the hose). Hope this helps. If not go to the GE website. That's where I found my answer.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
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