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Manage My Life

Kenmore Ultra Wash 3 Dishwasher 665.1702* gets stuck mid cycle sensing & draining/grinding

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
February 1st, 2013

I'm piggy-backing off of this thread:
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/313951-kenmore-ultra-wash-3-dishwasher-6651702-gets-stuck-mid-cycle-sensing-draining-grinding

I have a 6 year old Kenmore Ultra Wash Quiet Guard 3 Dishwasher that has developed an issue approximately half way through a normal or smart wash cycle. I am used to the normal pauses and draining/grinding as the machine goes through its 65 - 90 minute workout; however recently I noticed by accident, as I don't stay in the room while the washer is running, that approximately midway through - the washer drains with the grinder on - which is good - the bad is that the washing and sensing light remain on, but no water refills the basin while the grinder continues to run with I believe the heating element on for at least 10 minutes - at which point I've hit the cancel button. Upon opening the washer the dishes appear clean most of the time, but any water that falls down below onto heating element sizzles, hence my thought that the element is on during this malfunction. It appears to this novice that somehow during the drain phase of perhaps the main wash cycle, the relay/sensor to refill the basin for final rinsing is not being triggered and the thus the washer continues to run the drain/grinder when the machine should be switching to refill the basin with heating element if necessary for bringing water up to temperature. So far I have cleaned the filter screen and checked grinder and there was no blockage. Also, the water temperature entering the washer is 125 degrees, so that shouldn't be an issue. I tried the reset option too.
I just replaced the control panel and i still have the issue. Now i'm frustrated because that control panel wasn't cheap. What is the next thing that i should look at that may be the culprit please?

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The problem with the dishwasher is concerning. I found some information for you that I am hoping will be able to help you. I am adding the link below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. It may take two business days for your expert to respond. I do hope that this will help you with the dishwasher.
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February 1st, 2013
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