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Sparks

05:09PM | 08/10/03
Member Since: 06/01/03
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Bvelectrical
I checked the wax motor by applying current to it & it worked. I hooked a test light to the wire to the wax motor and turned the timer dial around a few times and the test light never came on. The timer goes through all the normal operations--everything works but the soap dish, and that opens ok if you push it by hand. The timer may be faulty but it's expensive and I'm not sure. Does any one know how to test to be sure what the problem is?

DanO

11:02AM | 08/11/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Does any one know how to test to be sure what the problem is? **

You'll have to look at the dishwasher's wiring diagram (usually located in a pocket behind the lower access panel, rolled up inside the console panel or pasted to the inside of the outer door panel) and see if there's anything else in the circuit to the wax motor which might be stopping the current to it.

Dan O.
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Sparks

05:46PM | 08/11/03
Member Since: 06/01/03
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Why didn't I think of that? Thanks, I'll give it a try.

DanO

10:26AM | 08/12/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
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Let us know what you eventually find to be the problem. Hopefully it is just a thermostat or something inexpensive rather than the timer itself.

Dan O.
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Sparks

03:47PM | 09/18/03
Member Since: 06/01/03
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I found out that although the wax motor worked, it didn't work fast enough. Replacing it solved the problem.

DanO

04:26PM | 09/18/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
Glad to hear you found the problem, thanks for the follow up.

Dan O.
www.Appliance411.com
The Appliance Information Site

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