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FixAll, Home Appliance Technician
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Hotpoint First edition dishwasher fills to bottom of heater

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Hotpoint First edition dishwasher fills to bottom of heater element but does not run until I click the rotary control to the next click. It then runs normally until it gets to the rinse cycle when the same thing happens.

FixAll :

Hi thanks for choosing Just Answer, if it is stopping before the motor turns on your timer is failing.

FixAll :

If you replace the timer should fix your problem.

Customer:

But the timer steps through all the normal steps after clicking past the point where it has filled. Doesn't that say it is not sensing the washer is ready to start the circulation motor?

FixAll :

No there is no computer on this model.

FixAll :

When it goes to initiate cycle, it has a contact on the timer and it would be the highest resistance point for the motor each time it engages motor.

FixAll :

So if the timer works but is weak it will stop on all the motor start points.

FixAll :

Are you still with me?

FixAll :

Let me know if you have anymore questions.

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