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When it calls for a drain cycle it sounds like the motor tries to start for half a second and then the display blinks and there is a click. This repeats every few seconds until you open the door. If you wait 15 minutes and close the door it will click once and then drain fine; until the next drain cycle.

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    We said "When it calls for a drain cycle it sounds like the MOTOR TRIES TO START for half a second and then the display blinks and there is a click."

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Usually the sink connection is not an overflow, it is the main drain from the dishwasher. It is more likely your s-bend is blocked under the sink- try putting a bucket under it and unscrewing the u-shaped piece and cleaning out (remember don't wash it in that sink while the pipe is off)

Beneath some dishwashers, there's a timer-activated drain solenoid (an electro-magnetic coil) that opens a drain valve, to drain the wash water through a hose and out to the house's plumbing waste system.

Thermostat Dishwashers have one or more small, cylindrical thermostats. These are a bit larger in diameter than a dime and have two or more wires attached to them. They protect the dishwasher, dishes, and humans by turning off the heating element that heats the water or the air in the dishwasher when it has reached its pre-set temperature. The thermostat automatically re-sets when the temperature falls to a lower level.

Soil sensors Many of the more-recent dishwashers use multi-component soil sensors, which continually monitor the wash water during the wash cycle. These sensors help the dishwasher to wash for the amount of time that is appropriate for how dirty the dishes are, rather than for a pre-set period. When the water becomes clear enough, the sensor signals the timer to continue with the next cycle.

Door switch Dishwashers have a door (or door interlock) switch that--if properly functioning--shuts off the dishwasher when the door is open.

Drying fan Some dishwashers use a small fan to blow air (or heated air) into the dishwasher to dry the dishes faster. If your machine has a drying fan, it's beneath the dishwasher, usually in the back right corner.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Jun 16, 2009

    you have something in the sump there's a screen on the right side of
    the spray arm with 2 screws remove them and take screen off use your
    fingers to probe the cavity be careful it could be glass.

    If it does not correct the problem

    !.You may have an electric pump . and it could be pump without water . so i would say a bad pump.


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    mohammed marika thambi Jun 16, 2009





    moter problem

    This is either a bad timer or a bad heat sensor. On most cycles that
    call for the water to be heated it will pause the timer and continue
    washing/heating until the sensor is satisfied the water is hot enough.
    Try selecting a quick, delicate, or china cycle without heated rinse or
    dry. If it works this way the timer is fine but the sensor is bad.
    Sometimes cold water to the machine will cause this problem because the
    machine is not capable of totallly heating cold water. It is only
    designed to boost the temp. Make sure you run hot water at the sink
    before you start the machine.

  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Jun 16, 2009

    change the motor

  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Jun 16, 2009

    There is a pump motor underneath with an impeller that is most likely
    stuck. You will need to turn the impeller until it breaks loose if it
    is stuck. This is a common problem with GE dishwashers and I recommend
    that you run it at least once or twice a week to avoid this problem in
    the future, even if you have to run it empty.

  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Jun 16, 2009

    If you remove the front panel at the bottom and look underneath, there
    is a motor staring at you. The motor has blades that look like wings of
    a fan. If you take a screw driver and try to rotate the blades, you
    will feel that they dont move freely. This is what someone said, the
    impeller (blades) are stuck. You need to keep rotating the blades until
    they get free rotational motion. I had the exact same problem and I was
    able to fix it this way.

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Is the door open or unlatched?
Make sure the door is completely closed and latched.
Is the selected cycle incomplete?
To drain while the dishwasher is running, press the Start/Cancel pad once. The dishwasher will drain, and then shut off. To drain while the dishwasher is not running a selected cycle, make sure the door is completely closed and latched, and then press the Start/Cancel pad twice. The dishwasher will drain, and then shut off.
Is there a new garbage disposal?
Make sure the knockout plug is removed in the new disposal. For many dishwashers, the drain hose is connected to the disposal. The knockout plug must be removed from inside the food waste disposer inlet.
Is the drain system blocked?
Run the disposer to clear the drain system.
Do you have an air gap at your sink?
Check to see if the air gap is blocked by foreign material. To clean the drain air gap, follow the cleaning instructions provided by the manufacturer. With most types, you lift off the chrome cover, unscrew the plastic cap, and then check for any soil buildup. Clean if necessary.
Is there a loop in the drain hose less than 20" above the floor?
Make sure the drain hose is looped so that it touches the underside of the counter before connecting to the sink drain or disposer.
Is there a kink in the drain hose?
Replace a kinked drain hose.
Did you reuse an existing drain hose?
Make sure to use the new drain hose that came with the dishwasher.
Is the sink drain clogged?
If the sink is not draining well, a plumber may need to be contacted. Most dishwashers connect to the sink drain. If the sink drain is clogged, the dishwasher can't pump out water.

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I have a Kenmore washer #11026002010. I am having problems with the water overfilling and not progressing to the next cycle. Would you have info on the fault codes and also the recalibration procedure


Does it sound like it wants to spin? If so more than likely the motor coupler broke causing your washer to not spin. It is one of the most common parts that fail.

Anyhow Sears is the best bet for your answers they even list all the steps needed to trouble shoot.

Model 11026002010 Kenmore Automatic washer Repair

This one is from the link above and credit to:

Natasha12,November 17, 2014

Thank you for choosing Searspartsdirect.com and being a valued member. I can certainly assist you in locating the diagnostics for your washer.

ACTIVATING THE SERVICE
DIAGNOSTIC TEST MODES
1. Be sure the washer is in standby mode
(plugged in with all indicators off).
2. Perform the following sequence of
movement using the cycle selector knob.
NOTE: AFTER RESET, sequence "a" through
"e" must be completed within 6 seconds.
RESET - Rotate cycle selector knob
counterclockwise one or more clicks
to clear sequence.
a. Rotate cycle selector knob clockwise
one click and wait ½ second.
b. Rotate cycle selector knob clockwise
one click and wait ½ second.
c. Rotate cycle selector knob clockwise
one click and wait ½ second.
d. Rotate cycle selector knob
counterclockwise one click and
wait ½ second.
e. Rotate cycle selector knob
clockwise one click.
?Successful activation of Diagnostic Test
Modes will be indicated by all status
LEDs (except for Lid Locked) flashing
ON and OFF in half-second intervals.
NOTE: LED names may vary between
makes and models.


FAULT CODE DISPLAY MODE (Pgs 6-7)
To access fault/error codes, perform steps 1
and 2 of Activating the Service Diagnostic Test
Modes. Turn the cycle selector knob until the
status LEDs or display correspond as follows:
?"Done" LED On, "01" Displayed on 7-segment
01
Sensing Soak Wash Rinse Spin Done
Press the START button to enter Fault Code
Display Mode. The status LEDs will flash
ON and OFF and "cl" is displayed on the
7-segment (if display exists).
1. To view last 4 fault codes:
? Turn cycle selector knob clockwise to view
fault codes in the order of most recent to
oldest. (Refer to Fault/Error Code charts
on pages 6 & 7.)
NOTE: A fault/error code will be removed
from memory if it does not reoccur after
10 consecutive wash cycles.
2. To clear fault codes:
? Turn cycle selector knob until the status
LEDs flash ON and OFF or "cl" is displayed
on 7-segment. (See figure 2, page 2).
?Press and hold START button for 3
seconds to clear all fault codes. Press
POWER to exit Service Diagnostic Mode.

You can also visit searpartsdirect.com for parts, diagrams, and repair information.
If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .
Thank you for your question. Have a great day.

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