Kenmore Portable Dishwasher Stopping Mid-Cycle

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Old 05-16-17, 08:04 PM
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Kenmore Portable Dishwasher Stopping Mid-Cycle

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I have a Kenmore 66517702K600 portable dishwasher. I can turn it on and it starts, but stops mid-cycle. It doesn't seem to matter what cycle it is on when stopping. It'll drain once, start a wash cycle, then stop, or stop before even getting to the first drain.

All of my searches lead to the same result - control board - but after researching the parts diagram, I don't think this dishwasher has one. Please correct me if I'm wrong. When I take the panel off the door, there is the mechanical button board, the timer, then a set of wires that leads to the pump, motor and the power cord. I've inspected all of the wires and nothing appears to be damaged. I tested the thermal fuse and it passed.

I'm a little stumped here... what else could be wrong? Could it be the button board or timer itself? Thanks!
 
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Old 05-17-17, 04:44 AM
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Pete will be in sometime he knows dw better. It sounds like timer problem. Does it start if you turn knob or push one of the buttons?
 
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Old 05-17-17, 04:24 PM
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Hi pugsl, yes if I turn the timer and push buttons they perform their functions at the beginning but after it stops mid cycle its difficult to get it to start back up unless I turn the timer to certain positions to restart or drain what's in the tub.
 
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Old 05-17-17, 04:27 PM
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I've waited over an hour for it to continue the cycle to no avail.
 
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Old 05-20-17, 12:41 PM
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Has anyone had any experience with this? I'd really hate to spend the money replacing a part that isn't broken. Any advice is really appreciated!!
 
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Old 05-20-17, 01:12 PM
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Unfortunately it sounds like the timer is defective.
OEM part # WP8535372

Many of the online parts companies offer a 365 day parts return guaranty. You can return the part, even if installed, if it doesn't fix the problem.

You said pump and motor. My tech info shows a single wash and drain motor/pump.
Do you see two ?
 
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Old 05-21-17, 08:04 AM
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Thanks pjmax, I found a bunch of used timers on eBay for under $15, so it's definitely worth the risk. Will let you know how it goes!
 
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Old 05-21-17, 04:57 PM
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Be sure to take a few good pics of the wiring on the back of the timer.
 
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New timer installed and cycle completes! What's still odd though is that it doesn't drain completely. There's at least an inch of water remaining after the dishwasher completes an entire cycle. It's like it doesn't spend enough time draining. I can turn the timer until it drains again, but I'm not sure this is good for the timer.
 
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