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Wash Motor Keeps running after water pumps out

Hello, I have a 2 1/2 year old (just out of warranty) Monogram Dishwasher that runs through its regular cycle and rinses fine. However, the wash motor doesn't shut off and will run for hours until I cut the power out and open the door. When the power comes back on, there is usually a "3 beep pause 1 beep" or a "3 beep only" code that comes on. When the door is shut again, the wash motor turns on again and keeps running. If I reset the fault condition, the dishwasher will return to normal for 1 or two cycles and then get hung up again. Many articles I found on the internet regarding GE dishwashers reference a stuck fill switch due to too much soap, but I can't seem to find anything like that on this model. I've put the electrical schematic from the toekick at Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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  • Lee Evans Jun 08, 2007

    You are absolutely right. A relay on the control board inside the Door was fried.



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You have a bad control board in the unit.

Posted on Jun 08, 2007



I have a Monogram that I was able to get out of this by taking out an overflow reservoir (cloudy square/trapezoid plastic box) and washing out the chalky detergent sludge.

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The water pump is driven by the drive motor. If the motor is defective, the pump will not operate and the water will remain in the tub.

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Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
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When a repair makes sense.

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When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your dishwasher is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
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When it pays to replace.

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Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
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Dishwasher not pumping the water out?

the larger motor housing underneath the unit is what moves the water around to wash, the smaller pump is the drain pump, if you don't hear that running it is likely in need of replacement. check your paper work for warranty, if it's out of warranty try to find a deal online and it's relatively easy to replace
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