Whirlpool dishwasher problem


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Old 01-07-22, 07:32 AM
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Whirlpool dishwasher problem

I have a whirlpool dishwasher thatís like 5 years old. It will start running but just shuts off. It will pump water out but doesnít drain water out. Water just sits in bottom. I cleaned filters all out and that did nothing.
 
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Old 01-07-22, 08:08 AM
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A model number would be helpful.

"It will pump water out but doesn’t drain water out." is confusing.
The only way when a unit is properly installed to drain water out is to pump it out.

How long does it run before shutting off.


Need more info!!!!
 
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Old 01-07-22, 09:05 AM
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Whirlpool dishwasher problem

Whirlpool dishwasher model WDT970SAHZ0. Runs for a couple seconds. Starts pumping water but shuts off so it does not pump all out.
 
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Have you tried unplugging or turning the breaker off for a couple minutes to see if it will reset?
 
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Old 01-08-22, 04:07 AM
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Yes unplugged it for a few minutes and did nothing
 
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Old 01-08-22, 04:21 AM
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Dishwashers functions are started and stopped by a timer unless a safety feature (like unlocking the door or wand stuck) is detected. The pump-out function is at the end of the wash cycle. The pump-in function is at the start of the wash cycle and stops when the level sensor is satisfied (not the timer). This function takes at least a minute. Need clarification on your statement "Runs for a couple seconds" .
 
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Also what cycle types have you tried?

Is the overflow switch activated?
How much water is in the tub?

Do you have the tech sheet for the unit?
Often it is stuck to the back of the kick plate.
 
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Old 01-08-22, 05:01 AM
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Tried sensor cycle, normal and one hour cycle. About an inch of water in bottom. When I start the dishwasher it starts spraying water and pumping .then shuts off and wonít do anything

 
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The tech sheet may be useful to you.
Take a look for it.

I no longer have access to the Whirlpool service site so the below is not 100% guaranteed.
I think the tech sheet is W10904613
You should be able to find it on the internet.

How do you get the unit to re-start?
 
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Just push cancel button and it will start but then just shuts off in about a minute
 
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Sounds like something is shutting it down.
Could be a sensor or a fault on the control board.

Diagnostics might help.
 
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Old 01-08-22, 10:10 AM
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I run diagnostics and the codes were E3 and F4. I read that this is a communication error between the electronic control board and the circulation pump motor.
 
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I would clean the contacts/plugs in that circuit with electronics contact cleaner or isopropyl alcohol.
Use a toothbrush.

Also inspect the connections for poor wire to pin connections.
 
 

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