Dishwasher runs, but does not drain the water. Will not drain even if you press cancel. It will run through a cycle...which seems to take hours...and when it is over, there is still water in the bottom and the dishes are not clean.
You will want to check first to make sure that the drain pump is getting power to it. Pull the kickplate off and put your test leads between the 2 terminals of the motor and push drain cancel and see if there is power. If not then the control board will be the cause for the failure. If there is 120 vac then the motor is faulty and would need replaced.
My Frigidaire dishwasher will not complete washing cycle. The washing indicator light stay lit at all times. It will not show rinsing or drying. You can let it run for hours and it will just keep washing. I have replaced the control board and it did the same thing. I replaced both thermostats as well as the heating element and it still does the same thing. Do you have any ideas how to fix this problem?
Answer Hello Ralph,
The unit is designed to pause and only circulate water during the water heating part of the cycle. The unit should be connected to a hot water supply of about 120° to 125°F and it has to heat the water to about 140°F. The control board has to see this water temperature increase to advance in the cycle. I would check for 120Vac to the heating element. If not there, check for continuity through the thermostat 154290204. If good, replace the control 154783201.