Question about Danby 22 in. DDW396 Free-standing Dishwasher

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Dial gets stuck

I turn the dishwasher on and it starts to work, only problem is that it intermittently sticks in the same spot instead of passing through the cycle, so after 20 minutes I go back and check on it and the dial is in the same spot, so I have to give it a little turn clockwise and it starts to continue through the cycle.

I've seen it stick in the one spot right past the longest cycle most often, I don't want to break it trying to investigate before asking a certified/experienced person from here what should be done.

Thanks in advance

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    I'm experiencing the same problem.  The little Danby has been great since we bought it over a year ago.  Don't want to lose it now.

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Well that seems to be the heat sensor for water temperature all i did till danby sent me new sensory is bypassed the temp sensor.

Can do this on left hand side of unit under it white and red wire. Take the clips off sensor and tie the wire together just tells the timer to go on that temp ok and continues wash. when sensor comes in the put in and put clicps back on.

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

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Danby sells the dial for about $30. It requires basic electrical and appliance repair knowledge to fix. Takes about 30 minutes.

Ray

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

MOST DISHWASHERS HAVE A PAUSE DURING THE HEAT
CYCLE IF TH WATER ISN'T HOT ENOUGH OR IF A HIGH
TEMP WASH IS SELECTED. NORMALLY, THE TIMER WILL
ADVANCE WHEN THE TEMP IS HOT ENOUGH TO TRIP THE
THERMOSTAT. IF IT NEVER GOES PAST THAT POINT, THERE MAY BE A FAILURE IN THE HEATER CIRCUIT.

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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