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My Kelvinator Dishwasher KD12mm cycle on timer/knob doesn`t want to complete cycle, we fitted new timer, but it keeps on stucking before full cycle is completed? What can I do?

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SOURCE: Dishwasher not completing cycles

Is the water being heated??? When the timer reaches the stage where it will not move forward any further, after 5 minutes or so, open the door & see if the water is heating up. The timer often waits for the water to reach the correct temperature. Temp is measured by the thermostat. If the element tests OK, then it could be the relay that switches the element. The relay is turned on & off by the timer. I would say that if the timer is OK & the element has the correct resistance, then it is is more likely to be the relay. Last resort would be the thermostat, but my money is on the relay.

Posted on Aug 01, 2007

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SOURCE: My Frigidaire dishwasher doesn't drain completely

Drain line/air gap
A clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual reason that a dishwasher won't drain. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the hose or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.

Pump
Your dishwasher pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. You can reach the pump from inside the dishwasher, but first you need to remove the lower rack, the spray arm, and the spray arm support.Look for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller pushes the water toward the drain port. These components make up the pump. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace them.

Drain valve and/or solenoid
Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water.


Timer
Part of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve. If the timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to replace the timer. This problem is uncommon.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dishwasher 587.15163401 knob stuck mid-cycle

See if it is stuck on a water heat cycle. if the heater circuit or the thermostat is not working properly it will continue to run looking for a rise in temperature. If these are in working order the timer it self could be sticking and not advancing.
Eric

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks for the help! We were able to run a normal cycle successfully without the timer catching!"

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SOURCE: kelvinator kd12mm, does not drain water after

There is a float switch inside your dishwasher that is usually to the left and is covered by a plastic piece that you can unscrew. Then take the float switch out and make sure it is clean and clear of all debris, and that it is working smoothly in its place. If its not that, then there is a switch underneath the float that you can only get to by accessing the underneath. To check that switch, you can take a multi-meter with ohm checking on it and see if the switch is operational by applying the leads from your multi-meter to each of the terminals. You should get nothing while depressed and it should ohm out if pressed. It could possibly be reversed, but aslong as you dont have a constant ohm or visa-versa, your okay. There is also a solenoid on the motor itself that you can do this same check on. It opens the flaps to let the water out when the timer calls for it. Last but should be first, make sure your hose that runs from the dishwasher isnt kinked or clogged in anyway. Always disconnect the power supply before doing any electrical. Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks, this was very helpful, i have done everything you mentioned, and eventually traced the problem to the drainage pipe itself. Thanks a MIL! "

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SOURCE: Bosch dishwasher timer sticking

I have been told to replace the timer which I am looking to do the same to my machine!

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