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Dishwasher will fill but not cycle

My dishwasher will fill with water and get hot but will not do anything else. I just replaced the hot water element and cleaned everything else under and behind washer. Perhaps its the motor? How can I test it?

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Re: dishwasher will fill but not cycle

The motor on these dishwashers have been causing alott of problems. you might want to check your owners manual for warranty info. some of these models have 5 year warr. on the motor

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Kitchenaid KUDS02FRSS0 dishwasher. Stops mid-cycle, sometimes wash, sometimes rinse, sometimes dry. Must restart 4-5-6 times to get it to finish. When finally done dishes are clean, hot & dry....

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If the dishwasher is hanging on in the middle of the cycle it is usually the heating system. If the temperature of the water is going up after filling, then the element may be working. The element is tested using a multi meter set on Ohms to read impedance across the heater element contacts. If impedance is infinity (open-off limit), then the element is gone. If the element is OK, then the bi-metal thermostat or the fuse must be replaced. The heating assembly is located at the base of the appliance, behind the kick panel.

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My dishwasher isn't working, it fills with water then doesn't do anything. The water doesn't seem to be hot. Does it need to be heated before starting the washing action?

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