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My dishwasher stops the cycle once the tablet has dropped,

Customer Question

My dishwasher stops the cycle once the tablet has dropped
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your dishwasher? And have you run a diagnostic test cycle?
Customer: It's a kenwood kid60b12
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. Sorry to hear you are having appliance trouble, I know how frustrating that can be! My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

  • The issue you are having is indicative of trouble with the main controller in the machine. Does the wash motor start after filling but then stop when the dispenser is opened or what exactly happens in the cycle?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The machine stops after the tablet drops!
A light with rinse aid comes on
The tablet remains undissolved
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

So it will fill up and start washing fine and then the dispenser opens and the unit shuts down, never to wash or drain? What do you have to do to get it going again?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We restart the cycle but it stops at the same place again
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

I suspect the main electronic controller has problems or the dispenser circuit may have a short that, when energized, it causes the controller to stop working. Are you able to disassemble the door panels to access the dispenser to remove its wires and see if the cycle will run straight through? That will tell us if the dispenser is at fault or the controller.