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There is no Delay button, just a red light labeled Delay
No, it only goes on once you turn the dial past Start, then goes back off.
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Ouch! Before we get a new timer, is there ANY other possibility, such as something blocking the motor or pump? And if it's the timer, will the part come with instructions for replacing it, or can you offer a step by step to make sure we get it right?
I'm confused I think . . . Right now the dial is sitting on Off, and when we move toward Start--through the various Delay Wash settings--the Delay light comes on, but as soon as we get to Start the Delay light goes off and stays off until the dial gets back past Off. As we spin the dial past Start, the dishwasher seems to be trying to start, filling with water, but almost immediately shuts off.
OK, from Start, we turn it to Light Wash (the setting we normally use), and it fills and then . . . nothing. Normally it'd fill, there'd be a small delay and then they cycle would kick in. But now we turn to the chosen cycle, it fills, and then nothing happens. There's no buzz, just a series of light clicks spread about 30 seconds apart. We just tried it and waited 3 minutes and there was nothing but the clicks after we reach Light Wash. After that we turned the dial through Rinse and Hold, it made another single clunk but nothing else. After that comes Off.
OK thanks so much for working with us. Expensive but easy, right? The whole timer needs to be replaced, right, or is there some separate piece within that can be replaced, such as the contacts only, or a fuse, etc? Also, is there any way to clean the contacts (I've used a pencil eraser on battery contacts and it worked well--just wondering :)
Also, do we need a VOM to replace or test the old or new timer?
Thanks, Mike. It's good to have it narrowed down so well. We'll order that timer today and hopefully it'll all go fine from here on. We'll post your rating, too . . . nice job!