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The timer clock on main dial does not appear to advance. Replaced dial unit, but still no advancement. All functions work, if you manually advance the dial. Noticed a hum in the lower part of the machine. There is a panel located there. Is it a transformer problem or relay problem?

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It was the door switch all along. I replaced it. However the new switch hummed louder than the original. The switch comes apart and after cleaning the contacts, voila, the old switch worked like new again. Very easy to change on this machine. I will be taking the new switch back. Nice to know some things are easy to fix. Just simple mechanical point type contacts. Not bad for a 7 year old machine.

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I have 4 zones can run them manually; but they will not come on the automatic setting. Springs are strong; timer itself keeps accurate time. I did read inside the box about a "Silver Pin"...

If zones are not advancing, then 1) Clock motor is not rotating dial > replace clock motor, 2) on-off trippers are worn down > replace trippers, 3) or the day skipper is set to skip all days and all skipper pins are pushed down, 4) or sprinkler valve is bad.

The sprinkler timer dial rotates each 24 hours. The trippers cause sprinkler head to turn on zone 1 for example. Zone 1 waters until the dial rotates to part of dial with no tripper. Without a tripper on the dial, the timer turns off circuit to sprinkler. At this point, the sprinkler valve mechanically advances to zone 2 and waits for timer to turn off again. The timer does not advance sprinkler to next zone > the sprinkler valve is designed to advance each time circuit turns off. The timer just turns on and off. When next tripper rotates around, the timer turn on the circuit and zone 2 begins to water.

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First of all, check the defrost element, you can do this by test lead, Active to one end and Neutral to the other end of the element leads, the element should get hot if its ok, if not, replace it, to check the timer, locate the clock advance dial, note its position by way of marker pen, allow the unit to run for 3-6 hrs and check position regulary of the dial, it should advance clockwise1/4 of a turn every 3 hrs, if that runs ok then its the thermo fuse.
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No water goes into dishwasher. Dishwasher has only been used 2times. Came new with house 3.6 years ago. Pulled front panel off...everything appears to be connected motor fan runs.

I've experienced the same thing. Try very slowly rotating timer dial, click by click, until the water starts. Sometimes 3 or 4 clicks will start water. (You're advancing the clock.) Usually water starts in before the dial points to, "Short Wash." If this doesn't work, advance the dial to, "Off," unlock and open the door, reset, close, the soap dispenser, close and lock the door, and slowly advance the dial until the unit starts. I think this problem is a clock to pump issue and what I've described does a reset of the system. This happens to me once or twice per month. Poor engineering but still better than buying a new least 'till now.

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Hi. This will be the result of a failed timer motor. This mechanism is the main initiator of the unit. The unit will not operate properly, in this state. Proper current will not be directed correctly, due to the failed timer motor. The motor provide the forward advancement of the dial plate across the cogs. This is vital to optimal dryer functions.

The timer module must be replaced. Once replaced, the unit will return to its normal operating status.

NOTE_ Your door switch is not the culprit. The timer has failed.

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HI. This is a defective timer motor. The motor, when energized, is responsible for the forward advancement of the timer dial. If the motor has failed, the advancement will not be possible, thus, rendering the unit inoperable. This damaged timer module must be replaced. Once replaced, the unit will operate correctly.

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Without a model number I can't direct you to the exact replacment part you need. However, it would appear, based on what you've described, that the timer motor is faulty and should be replaced.

Since you can manually advance the timer/cycle knob and the dishwasher will function at each stage of the various cycles, it can only be the timer that is bad.

You can go to and enter in your model number and you'll be able to see an exploded line drawing of your unit and all the parts in it. You can then order the replacement part from them or use the info to find the part elsewhere, if you wish.

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If the cycle doesn't complete, check these:

Water-heating cycle
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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Fist off the unit is operating ok it was designed to only spin after the water is let out. by you opening the lid and closing it you have paused the machine (opening the lid) and started it back up This function is also built in the timer to pause the machine then go into spin.. The timer sounds like it has a dead spot in it. is this the only place in the cycle it does this ???? or does it stick and not advance say in the Agitate portion of the cycle?? there is a small timer motor on the timer that advances it it could be going out l. If you check that out with no luck the part # for the timer is 3954449 is is about $102.00 at it is $109.00 at the little drive motor on the timer is not a replaceable part the whole timer will have to be replaced
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