DWF 417 W built in dishwasher. - Starts cycle (all Cycles) but stops after first fill and rinse. Does not heat water. M/C is about 5 yrs old but has had only light use. Any diagnostic help appreciated. Thanks!
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The appliance is a whirlpool Dishwasher. when operating in any mode, ie. Full wash cycle - rinse only - half load mode etc, the washer starts and takes on water, continuing for about 5 to 8 mins of the cycle. But then stops operating and does not heat the water. On opening the door, the indicator lights are still ON constantly as if the washer is mid cycle and there is water in the bottom. I have tried just waiting to see if it warms up but it stays the same even when left overnight.
I have tried on several different cycles but it does the same thing every time.
The only way to empty the bottom is to stop the machine just after pump out.#
Hope this info helps diagnose the fault. should there be any specific questions please let me know. Regards
Hi, Try something for me,Turn the circuit breaker off for a few minutes, then turn it back on.Run your sink water till its very hot, then run the DW.See if that has any effect on this problem.Let me know what happens, I am researching your problem as we speak.
Have already turned the DW off at the socket in the hope that it would "re-set", but that did'nt work. The diswaher is plumbed to operate on cold fill only. Regards
Hi again, The first thing you should know is that DWs NEED a hot supply, it should be plumbed to use the hot water pipe for sure.But that makes the diagnosis easier anyway, It sounds like you have a bad water heater element, if the water doesnt reach the correct temp, then it will go no further.I suspect also, that even though the DW hasnt been used extensively that the element has been worked to death so to speak.If you are in the US you can get a new one(cheap) from : http://www.cashwells.com/Visit this site, but use the phone # XXXXX the top of the page, give them the make model and the part you want(water heating element) and they will take good care of you.Thanks for using JA!
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