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Cycle Runs Funny

The dishwasher will drain and then fill with water. The pump motor starts and runs for one minute then stops for three minutes and will then run for one or two more. It continues to do this for the remainder of the cycle. The tablet will drop but will not melt completely and the sanitize light will not be on when finished. Dishes may or may not be clean because they get rinsed by hand before entering the dishwasher.

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Hi Bill, this is AP

Based on the symptoms you are describing on how your Frigidaire dishwasher, model PLD2850, is performing I would think that your dishwashers control board could be causing this to happen. Your dishwasher should wash without stopping for longer periods of time. Regrettably, this is not a simple DIY job. I would highly recommend reaching out to an expert technician to ensure the appropriate replacement part is ordered and is installed correctly to prevent future issues. I hope this information helps to some degree - thanks for your question, and please do not hesitate to reconnect.

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If the dry cycle has a problem, check these:

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Depending on your dishwasher, it fills either by a timer or by a water probe or float. I will assume its a timer as a probe or float wouldnt exhibit this behaviour. I would say you have a restriction in your water supply line. Check your valves, any screen filter in the water line for sand/scale/silicate/etc, pressure regulator if applicable. Another posibility is a poor magnet in your fill valve.

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    Sounds like the unit is either clogged, or the timer has an issue. Clean the unit, make sure the door latch is working properly and then go from there.

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      Hello Rich - From what you have described if only some cycles are working, then there seems to be a communication problem coming from the main control panel, I would suggest contacting a professional technician to diagnose the unit.

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