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Stays in wash cycle Whirlpool Dishwasher Du1050SS

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

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    New dishwasher whirlpool model DU1055XTSS2 has not worked since it was installed 4 weeks ago. It stays in the wash cycle and will not swap to rinse. It fills drains and then refills. Keeps running until I stop it. To use it, I have to go thru this and then manually start the rinse cycle. The rinse cycle works when selected for rinse only.

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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.

karen in Dothan

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The stat is mounted to the bottom of the tub it will read closed if good if it reads open replace it

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