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Re: whirlpool dishwasher du912pfgq1, timer will not...
Does sound like a timer issue, valve obviously works(fills in rinse) timer not advancing, ( sometimes can be from the timer knog hitting against he console itself, try pulling the knob out a bit, eprhaops its getting stuck.) looked up the timer 8535371 retails for about 115 bucks, dishwashers are no longer very expensive so keep that in mind while trying to repair this one
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Hi, it's most likely pausing in wash cycle because it is not heating, most
d/w timers will loose power to the timer motor until the wash tub has
reached a desired temperature, if its not heating the water it will not
advance, although it still could be the timer it self but most likely a
faulty heater element or thermostat, does the timer advance at all? If so where timer dial pauses (gets stuck) open door and check water
temp (just feel) and close door give it 10Min's or a bit more and water
should get alot hotter (anywhere from 45°c to 75°c) note if it is hot
fill water may be hot but not hot enough to trigger temp thermostat to
activate timer, if your handy and can see its not heating try to check
the Resistance of thermos and heater
HELLO THERE The cycle doesn't advance or you are unable to use one of the cycles such as light or the normal wash cycle, your problem normally is caused by a bad
timer It's the timer, if your washing machine fills with
water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the
washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance.and if you set it to the normal cycle or light cycle and nothing happens Then you need to
replace the timer. ok? hope this is veery helpful for you Best regards Michael
Larry, The float is generally for overflow conditions and will interrupt power to the fill valve solenoid. If you are not filling completely in the time allowed by the timer, it is most likely a flow restriction in the water supply. Barring other obvious restrictions, the fill valve has filter screens on the inlet side of the fill valve, which is generally the cause of your symptoms. Be careful if you attempt to clean the screens, as the fill valves are very sensitive to debris, and can become stuck open if sediment gets past the screen. I usually replace the fill valve to avoid future problems. Hope this helps.
The reason for your dishwasher to be pausing in wash cycle because it is not heating, most d/w timers will lose power to the timer motor until the wash tub has reached a desired temperature, if it’s not heating the water it will not advance, although it still could be the timer itself but most likely a faulty heater element or thermostat, does the timer advance at all? If so where timer dial pauses (gets stuck) open door and check water temp (just feel) and close door give it 10Min's or a bit more and water should get a lot hotter (anywhere from 45°c to 75°c) note if it is hot fill water may be hot but not hot enough to trigger temp thermostat to activate timer, if your handy and can see its not heating try to check the Resistance of thermos and heater.
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Water-heating cycle Timer 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.
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.
It does sound like a circuit board problem but lets not rush out and pay an exorbitant service fee yet...I checked the user manual and this model does have a timer also...so often timer go out and many people think the problem lies elsewhere...but when a timer goes out or a couple of teeth no longer engage then you could have any number of problems...I doubt the solenoid is bad or it would not initiate at all to begin with,,,,,so here is a little test......turn the DW on and cycle the timer to where it starts the water solenoid....watch the timer to see that it turns and disengages. the solenoid...How quick was it? (if under your accustomed 2 mins... problem with timer). Another test is to do the same and hold the timer tightly preventing it from turning and see if you can force the fill valve to stay open longer (if so...bad timer).
When the cycle doesn't advance, it's probably the timer or a cold-water supply problem:
* It's the timer, if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer.
* It may be a cold-water supply problem, if the washing machine fills with water, agitates, drains, and spins, but then doesn't fill with rinse water. See There's no cold water.
yakers hope you can read this too the first thing dish washers do when you turn them to start is drain to get any left over water in the sump out then they fill then start wash cycle bazamoza id say you have a bad timer motor you can advance it manually one click at a time if you hear the water valve kick in then replace the timer if not reply to this post for further action yakers check the float in the tub to make sure its engaging the safety micro switch pull the kick plate off at the bottom and find the rod from the dome in the tub and see if its engaging the microsafety switch that keep it from over filling
if all that's good then reply to post
Mderford, on a normal fill, the water should be just above the filter screen. 1.8 gallons first fill, 1.7 on all other fills. Don't think it would be a siphoning problem as you are not having this on the pots/pans. Check the float, make sure it is not sticking. You can check the inlet valve filter screen to see if it is not plugged. Run it through the diagnostics cycle by pushing high temp-air dry-high temp-air dry. Some models it's heated dry-normal-heated dry-normal. It will run through a self test for about 20 minutes. See if any error codes come up. Fill time should be approx. 1:30 to 1:40 seconds. If any of the aformentioned doesn't turn up any results, then it's possibly a faulty fill valve drive circuit on the control itself...Catriver..post back.