What is a wax motor?
Answer Hello Myself. The motor on the right side of the part picture. It is a black square box with blue writing.
Is it possible to test the wax motor?
Answer Hello Karl. Yes, you can test the resistance on a wax motor, or you can test for power coming to the wax motor. If there is power there and the vent 8545533 does not work properly, replace the vent assembly. Hope this helps.
What does the thermostat or humidistat do to the function of the dishwasher?
Answer Hi Roger. The function of the thermostat comes in play when the "heated dry" option is desired. It is placed in the bottom of your motor/ pump sump assembly, to monitor the temperature of the water inside. If the thermostat does not "see" 140 degrees (some -^ temps.),it will stall the timer or the control board from advancing the cycle. It allows the heater to raise the temperature slowly so you will get the heated rinse and dry. Your hi- limit thermostat part # is 661566. Thank you.
No there are no lights flashing. The different wash cycle lights will sometimes come on when pressed other times they will not. The start light does not come on when pressed resulting in failure to start. I was able to get the machine to start on two separate occasions but since has reverted to what is explained above.
Answer David, you most likely have a dirty ribbon connector or a bad keypad/ control panel. Try this first, remove the control panel assembly and disconnect the key pad ribbon from the control board. Check for condensation and water marks in the control panel and the door liner assembly. Clean the end of the keypad ribbon and connector with alcohol, and re insert the ribbon in the connector properly and tightly. Install a thin coat of vaseline around the board connector and ribbon, re install and test the operation. Otherwise you want to start by replacing the control panel assembly 8270227. Good Luck!