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The top drawer in the wash cycle after starting will only run three to four minutes and it drops into pause. have to go and push the start button again for the cycle to continue a few more minutes before it drops out. and I have to do the procedure again. The cycle continues where it left off. I had an issue with a missing rubber gasket initially. The service person came out and removed the front, and this is when the problem started. It might be a coincidence. The repair person does not wish to come back out. Gary

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  • Gary Jensen Sep 03, 2009

    The water is hot, just restarted it again, the timer started the machine over when I pused start. The temperature seems as hot as before, I do not think that to be the case.

  • Gary Jensen Sep 03, 2009

    No, the motor is free, and i have the bottom motor in the top, and the bottom one washes fine. This is a dual drawer system, i think that you are not taking that into consideration. It heats and operates the bottom one fine. Is there a switch between the cabinet and the drawer that the repairman could have knocked out of position? Or is the next thing to do is change the switch out/

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If the cycle doesn't complete, or pauses again n again in between then check these:


Water-heating cycle Many dishwashers heat the wash and/or rinse water to a higher temperature, as the cycle calls for it. In these cycles, the dishwasher pauses after it has filled with water, waiting for the water to reach the pre-set temperature. What happens next, depends, as follows:

  • On some units, the pause is timed and the unit continues after the allotted time.


  • On others, the cycle can't continue until the water reaches the higher temperature. If you have this type of dishwasher and the water isn't being heated (say, because of a problem with the heating element or thermostat), after the unit stops at the heating cycle, it never continues. When you repair the heating-system problem, the "cycle problem" is fixed too.


Timer Timers don't often fail. But if every other part of the dishwasher seems to be working properly and the timer knob seems to be stuck in one place--doing one function continuously--the timer may be at fault. Dishwasher timers can't be repaired. If yours is defective, replace it.
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If your dishwasher's cycle times are too long, check these:
Water pre-heating Your dishwasher may pre-heat the water. If so, and if the water entering the dishwasher is cool, the heater may take up to half an hour to heat the water.

To avoid the wait, increase the incoming water temperature before turning on the dishwasher. Do that by running the kitchen sink faucet until the water runs hot. Or increase the temperature of the hot water to the entire house at the hot water heater.

Warning! To lessen the risk of scalding, don't set the hot water heater temperature higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
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  • charlymonty Sep 03, 2009

    if the water level is proper.and water heating is ok.then the other reason of the in-between pause is due to weak motor or the motor is getting blocked.due to which when it starts the cycle it runs but because its weak it stops in between and pauses.get the motor checked either there is a dust/rust blocking the motor.or the coil wires of the motor are burnt.if its dust/rust.cleaning and oiling will solve the problem.but if its not dust/rust then its weak motor which needs replacement.its common problem.after certain use of machine the motor turns weak and needs replacement.this solves the problem.
    you can get new motor at
    www.repairclinic.com
    thanks.



  • charlymonty Sep 03, 2009

    yes changing the switch out can also be of help.try it.



    keep updated,thanks.

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