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Some dishwashers can run for 4 hours or more normally depending on the options you choose. What do you mean by it runs through cycles is it always changing cycles by itself or is it just the cycle you pick just keeps on going, have you tried a quick wash or 1 hour wash does it do it then? is you hot water hot enough? if not it makes the unit run longer because it has to heat the water up. always run the hot water at the sink to bring hot water up from the water heater to the sing so the dishwasher fills with hot water and not cold.
Sorry to hear about your problem. If a butter dish does not clean I expect little or no flow from either wash arms.
Need to check the water level after the fill cycle. Open the door after 90 seconds after starting the machine. The water should be about two inches deep.
For testing a small amount of water can be added by hand into the bottom of the wash tub to confirm that the wash problem is no or low water. Add water and continue cycle to determine if that is the root cause.
No or low water check the overfill float switch in the front bottom of the machine. It can get stuck in the up position. The float in the at rest position(down) operates a switch that allows the fill solenoid to actuate.
Second culprit for low water is the stop valve at the sink connection. The valve has a rubber seat that has known to come lose and plug the fill line to the dishwasher. This is a common failure of the valve. If so repair valve (repair of the valve does not require removal of the valve it can be done in place).
If Stop valve is OK and dishwasher is not filling check the water fill valve in the dishwasher. Also a common failure. It is located behind the lower front cover and requires someone who is qualified to service. A replacement would be specific to your machine because of calibrated flow rates. Low water could be an indication that the screen in line at the valve is plugged.
If water level is OK than I would check for plugged water filter screen or pump inlet.
Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.Normal cycles on new dishwashers is an average of two hours and opening the door makes it longer.Also if the water temp coming into the unit is not hot enough it takes even longer because now it has to heat the water.Yes new dishwashers can take a very long time to run a cycle.
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you have a leak and it is activating anti flood device this switches on the drain pump to stop it flooding your kitchen if the pump keeps running even with the door open thats what it will be,will need inspection by service to trace leak.
I find it odd that the dishwasher is filling with cold water if the water is hot at the sink. It sounds like the dishwasher is connected to the cold water line rather than the hot. Check under your sink; if you've got standard plumbing, the dishwasher supply line should be connected to the left water pipe.
Regardless, the water temperature doesn't fully explain the symptoms, especially the detergent left in the door (assuming you're using fresh detergent and it's not caking in the door prior to washing).
I would check the blades again. Even thought they may appear clean, there may be debris in them that get forced into the openings during operation, but fall away from the openings when the water flow stops. Remove the blades, run water into them, then invert them to drain while rocking back and forth. If there's crud in them, you may need to do this several times.
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Hi, The blinking "clean light" is a common problem with some of the Kenmore and Whirlpool models dishwashers. The problem is usually attributed to water supply temperatures being too low when filling. Apparently, there are some issues with the temperature sensing circuits in some dishwashers that causes an error code to be generated if a certain water temperature is not achieved in a specified time interval (this time may differ between models). There is a reset sequence that you can try to clear the fault. Push the NORMAL WASH then HEATED DRY buttons in that sequence two to three times. The unit will enter diagnostics mode, but can be stopped by pressing the CANCEL button. This will clear any existing faults and should return the dishwasher to normal operation.
To keep the fault from returning, it is recommended that you run your hot water faucet in the kitchen until it runs hot BEFORE you start the dishwasher. This will heat the water in the supply line for the dishwasher (most dishwashers are fed from the kitchen sink supply line). The theory is that if you fill the dishwasher with hot water from the start of the wash cycle instead of the cool water that is normally in the lines (especially if you have a hot water tank located far away from the kitchen), this should satisfy the requirements of the temperature sensing circuits. If the fault reappears, there should be a tech sheet located inside the lower panel under the door that explains what the fault is. The flashing light will be a series of flashes, followed by a pause. If you indeed have a component problem, it will depend on the number of flashing lights in the sequence. Refer to the tech sheet to determine WHAT component is affected and how to troubleshoot.
No solution! tried resetting to factory defaults but ended up that even the drain pump stopped working. after flooding the kitchen (nearly). I decided it was terminal and am loking for a new dishwasher urgently as I type. Cheers.