Dishwasher stays in wash cycle, fills with water below the heating element coil, heating element is hot as is water, the float water level cap seems fine and not stuck or clogged from underneath... I have tried to reset, holding in buttons..
When I hit stop it drains and then the same thing overagain when i hit start. Before it started this the wash light was flashing indicating a heating problem, with the element at bottom of unit hot and water hot with steam, could it be the thermostat....Thank You, John
Re: Stays in wash cycle Whirlpool Dishwasher Du1050SS
My repairman contacted whirlpool about my washing machine staying on wash.. to his surprise.. and mine.. and his co=workers.. this is the answer, it worked.. and we have never heard this before.
In your original istallation booklet it tells you to let the dishwasher run til its complete the first time you use it as it may rinse twice... my original installation man told me this also.
however.. if you suffer a "blip" in your electricity.. it could put the little dishwasher "brain" out of whack.. it can run as long as 3 to 4 hours on wash to reset itself.. if you stop it (like others have mentioned.. and which I did also).. it doesn't complete the reset and it will attempt to do it the next time..
answer?.. just let it go once as unnerving as this is.. it works.. They did mention that if it went to 5 hours.. call your repairman because you need a new mechanism.
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Thanks for using FixYa. If the clean light flashes, pauses, and then repeats. When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it stops working and locks the functions (clean light flashes, all buttons are non responsive). It does this as a safety in case the element is broken and feeding electrical current into the water.
To resolve this you will have to reset the console. Do this by closing the door and press these buttons in sequence... -high temp wash -heated dry -high temp wash -heated dry
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Hi Thanks for using FixYa. First of all please check the Water
temperature by using a thermometer inside the dishwasher to measure the water
temp. It should be as close to 125 degree F to 140 degree F as possible. Now
try using the temperature boost feature if your dishwasher is equipped with
this cycle feature and check if this will help your wash ability issues. Now check the Powder soap by making sure that you store
your soap in a dry environment and it is not stale and clumping together.
Possibly try a different detergent like a liquid or gel. Also, make sure the
dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded. To check
the proper filling dishwasher will fill with water up to and around the heating
element. If water is more below the heating element, you may have low water
pressure or a problem with the fill valve. Try & listen if it sounds like
it is spraying the water around with enough pressure. For low water pressure, try to clean the screen at the
entrance of the fill valve, sometimes the fill valve can fail and not allow the
proper water into the dishwasher and may need to be replaced. And, check
the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks. Also make sure that the water
is draining and is not accumulated in the dishwasher, if it is in
dishwasher then check for clogged drain hoses and drain pump. Low water fills are a very common trouble maker with
rate this solution and revert for further assistance. Thanks
Check water level: Run the DW and wait for the main wash to start (water will fill. pause then complete fill) The water should be about 1/4 to 1/8 inch below the heating element. If not there..replace water inlet valve.
I'm not sure if it is suppose to fill above the heating element. The heating element may just be there to dry the dishes instead of heating the water. Try using a pitcher to fill the unit manually to above the heating element. If water drips out from below the kick plate then you know the water is not suppose to go that high. Let’s say the unit is indeed under filling. Check for a deformed shaft on the water level float. Remove the kick plate and look for where the shaft of the float touches a micro switch. Often the shaft is bent sideways and only engaging the micro switch indirectly. Straighten by hand for a temporary fix or reinforce the shaft with aluminum tape and sewing needle. Keep the retrofit light weight to avoid problems with water overflow.