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I have a Kenmore Dishwasher and it is 5 yrs old.

My question is that on all cycles, it is washing the dishes perfectly, but then when it gets to the rinse
cycle, it seems to stick and will not quit rinsing. The first time I noticed it, it had been rinsing for
an hour and half. My question is: Should I just replace this dishwasher or is it worth fixing.
I bought it from Sears in 2008 and the only # I see on it is W10041450.

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Ron  Hawkins
Thanks for contacting manage my life about your dishwasher, I will be glad to assist you. The number you provided as a model is incorrect, I will only be able to provide a general answer.

Based on the description of the operation it sound as though the water is not hot enough. On certain cycles on some models the water must be between 120 and 140 degrees (depending on model) and if this temperature is not reached the dishwasher will run trying to raise the water temperature. I suggest that you try running the hot water at the kitchen sink until it is hot and steaming before turning the dishwasher on. If this helps you may need your water heater checked, as the supplied hot water is below the needed temperature.

I hope this helps, if you need more help reply with a complete model number off the unit and I will be happy to respond.

 

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link:

Sears Home Services

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Ron H.
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August 1st, 2013
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Manage My Life
The water gets very hot....I will schedule a repairman and have him look at it. Thanks!!!
by Manage My Life
July 30th, 2013
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Manage My Life
Thanks, I too, saw that comment about the water temperature. I will have to check and see if that water is getting hot enough. This confuses me because wouldn't that impact the wash cycle, too?
by Manage My Life
July 30th, 2013
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Manage My Life
An hour and a half rinse, I can understand how this would concern you. I'm wondering if this might not be an issue with water temperature. The temperature of the water is the most common cause for this, because the dishwasher will not advance until it reaches 140 degrees F. You might check your water heater. I did locate a link that discusses the high temperature rinse thermostat . Click on the link below to view the page. Though this link discusses a different model number,
the mechanics are likely going to be very similar. Keep in mind that an expert will be
responding within the next two business days if not sooner and will likely offer you more information and
instruction. I hope this information will be helpful and have a nice day.
by Manage My Life
July 30th, 2013
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Manage My Life
Not sure if this will add to my question, but I found some paperwork on this dishwasher.
It's a Kenmore Ultra Wash Models: 665.1374 or 665.1384
by Manage My Life
July 30th, 2013
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