Sometimes my GE Nautilus dish washer works fine. Other times, when the switch is turned to start, you can hear the water come on and fill but then nothing happens, but you can hear the timer continue to click. When this happened the other night, I moved the timer to where I thought it would drain so I could start over, but it just hummed. I tried to start over anyway and the water over flowed. Bailed out the water, took the basket off the drain exit and found a couple small pieces of debris, nothing major. Moved switch to a drain position and it worked. I started the cycle over, it filled with water and stopped. Moved switch, drained the water out, started over and the machine is now running through full cycle--once it starts "normally", it runs through the whole cycle with no problem. My question is: is the timer faulty?
Answer Hello Andy. You need to check and see if there is power to the motor. If not, then the timer is bad. If there is power down there and nothing is unplugged, you will need to replace the motor. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
My dishwasher started up fine then halfway through the first cycle it stopped. Upon opening the door there was a few inches of water in the bottom of the tub. I checked the power source & breaker. I tried to restart the dishwasher & nothing. Could this be the timer?
Answer Hello Mark,
If you have already checked the power connection behind the kick panel and there were no burned or discolored wire nuts and the wires were tight in them, the next suspect would be the door switch and switch activation mechanism. If I remember correctly, this model has a flat metal piece referred to as a "leaf" that may not be activating the switch. If the unit isn't secured under the counter or leveled so the door strikes properly, this can have a major impact on the door switch activation. Also, while inside the door panel, note as to whether or not there is moisture present. If there is, the switch and/or timer may have problems. As a general rule, check for voltage into a component and voltage back out of the component. When you find a component that the voltage goes into and not back out of, you have located the faulty component.
Here is my problem; I have two Interlock Switches part WD21X10261. One looks like it is burned out, but I can latch the inter door and hold down Switch leaf WD1X1363 and it will run through the cycle. But when I get the outer door about 3/4 of the way up it just stops even though I still holding down the Switch leaf. Do you have any idea what could cause this
Answer Rebecca, You'll need to check and repair the wiring harness at the bottom of the door. On older units after years of openings and closings of the door the wires have a tendency to separate inside the insulation, when the door reaches a certian position the wires separate and the unit stops, when the door reaches the previous position the wires touch and the unit operates. Just remember to remove power to the dishwasher, before you start checking the wire harness.
How to remove cam from timer?
The cam is not designed to be removed from the timer. As far as I know, there are no instructions for this because it is not a normal procedure.
IN THE PAST 2 MONTHS I HAVE BURNED UP TO PUMPOUT SOLONOIDS (THE ORIGINAL AND ONE NEW ONE. I DO NOT THINK THE TIMER ADVANCED AT ALL. IS IT POSIBLE THAT THE TIMER HAS A TEMPORARY DEAD SPOT. I HAVE REMOVED THE TIMER AND APPLIED POWER, IT RUNS FINE OUT OF THE DISHWASHER.
Answer Archie, The timer advancing isn't really the issue. If your drain solenoid is burning up, thats going to be due to a wiring issue(pinched or shorted wire), timer contact issue, supplying power to the solenoid, or the wrong solenoid is installed. If you installed WD21X802 then go with the timer WD21X10155 as long as the wiring checks OK. Good Luck and Thanks
Ordered new Timer. Installed new timer, have same problem. Washer fill's
with water,will not go-into wash cycle.
Answer John, Have you checked the wiring harness in the door to the motor, especially at the bottom of the door, The wires do have a tendency to separate in that area, from the opening and closing of the door. Thanks and Good Luck