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Timer on dishwasher not working

Our dishwasher timer is not working through the cycles completely and won't drain the water. It keeps getting stuck in cycles and I have to open and close the dishwasher to make it start again. Is it the timer assembly and is it hard to replace?

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  • cainsts Mar 27, 2008

    The model number is 36314527 and it is a Kenmore. It's only about 5 yrs old. It seems to stall shortly after it starts washing and before rinsing. It also will not go to the cycle to let it drain. Thanks for your quick reply!

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    what is the brand and model number timer stalling could be caused by a heating deley by a bad thermostat or bad heater depending where its stalling when you use the washer you should always get the water as hot at the sink as you can before starting the wash and make sure the water is at least 125 f

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Ok start the washer after it fills and starts washing open the door again and turn the dial to drain shut the door see if it drains if it does then open the door and turn it to heated dry shut the door and get you a small glass of warm water let it sit in heated dry for about 3 minutes open the door and pour the water on the heating element and let me know if it sizzles

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