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I have a 8 yr old model 16879 that stops apparently during the drain cycle. At this point the lights on the panel flash in what appears to be a coded sequence. Pushing the cancel button seems to try to start the motor for draining but immediately shuts off. Do I have a controller problem or something in the motor/pump area? David

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  • olsendusa Sep 16, 2010

    I will clean the drain hoses and food trap but I am still concerned that the electronic controller could be at fault. Do you have the codes for the panel light flashing sequences when the dishwasher stops. I see two sequences. The first is 3 quick flashes and the second is several long flashes followed by 2 or 3 quick flashes. Also, after a long period (several hours) the machine will start normally and run to a certain point. When we open the dishwasher, it has about 2 inches of relatively clean water.

    David

  • olsendusa Sep 18, 2010

    I cleaned the drain areas in the machine by removing and inspecting the filter components and also verified that the outlet to the disposal was clear. On the test run after the cleaning exercise the drain cycle worked fine but the machine is still stopped midway through the Time Save wash cycle. In this case, the machine appeared to complete at least the first wash and drain cycle but about 15 minutes into the wash cycle, the controller was attempting to start the next action but it was as though the motor would not run correctly. There is a brief sound (1 -2 seconds) like the next cycle is starting but does not continue. The machine made several attempts before the Time Save and Wash lights began flashing. These are the same symptoms reported in my first comment several days ago. I also ask again if the flashing sequence of the lights are a diagnostic tool?



    David Olsen


  • olsendusa Sep 18, 2010

    I cleaned the drain areas in the machine by removing and inspecting the filter components and also verified that the outlet to the disposal was clear. On the test run after the cleaning exercise the drain cycle worked fine but the machine is still stopped midway through the Time Save wash cycle. In this case, the machine appeared to complete at least the first wash and drain cycle but about 15 minutes into the wash cycle, the controller was attempting to start the next action but it was as though the motor would not run correctly. There is a brief sound (1 -2 seconds) like the next cycle is starting but does not continue. The machine made several attempts before the Time Save and Wash lights began flashing. These are the same symptoms reported in my first comment several days ago. I also ask again if the flashing sequence of the lights are a diagnostic tool?

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Hi,
It could be either...I would tear into the drain pump first and verify that nothing is stopping it from turning, then go for the controller if that seems to be okay...

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I would first suspect a blockage. Either the drain, drain screen or the pump itself may be blocked to jammed.

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    Nate Stansfield Sep 18, 2010

    Looks like your timer is going to need to be replaced.

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Does the dishwasher drain out properly?

Since the drain pump will pump the water out using the "cancel/drain" button, if it did not work then your problem is likely to be in the drain hose system or the garbage disposal downstream from the drain pump. Check for kinks in clogs in the drain hose. Grease can build up in the portion of the drain hose just before it attaches to the garbage disposal.



If the hose is fine then i think the drain pump can be the problem.

Clean out any food or debris that is trapped within the pump assembly.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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    Yes in some cases it proves to be an diagonistic tool

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