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jonesbasf

Member Since 10 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 10 2013 11:54 PM

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In Topic: Kenmore 665.16912001 Dishwasher Overflows Through Float

10 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

Another update...

 

Took apart drain pump.  Water was in the impeller magnet area, which I think was making the noise.  Cleaned out and resealed (need to replace seal obviously) and now no noise from drain pump.  

 

On another hunch, I ran just a rinse cycle.  Still overflows.  Even with the overflow switch (which I have tested for continuity and found to be good) manually engaged (safely). I notice that the fill never stops running.  So, I am beginning to thing this is either a bad fill switch, which never turns off, or a bad timer on the board, which never turns off. I am going to now test the fill switch.  If it is "always on", then it is a bad switch.  If it is not, it must be a bad board.

 

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

Brad


In Topic: Kenmore 665.16912001 Dishwasher Overflows Through Float

10 March 2013 - 03:31 PM

Ok.  An update.  


I have removed everything and checked for blockage.  I find nothing.  However, when I ran the dishwasher with it pulled out from under the cabinet, I did notice a kind of rattle/grinding noise during each drain.  The noise is definitely coming from the drain pump.  Would this be indicative of a bad drain pump? If so, any way to prove it before I order a new one?

 

Brad


In Topic: Kenmore 665.16912001 Dishwasher Overflows Through Float

09 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

All, I think I have figured out at least part of the problem. I can run the dishwasher "successfully" if I turn off the water supply at minute 39 and 25 of a 45 Quick Wash. Also, at the end of the wash, there is invariably water in the bottom of the washer.

My thought is that for some reason, the pump is not able to pump out the water at the rate that it believes it should, and therefore the timing is all off. What I mean by this is that overflow is caused by the inflow of water for the upcoming sub-cycle (e.g. rinse), because not all the water from the previous cycle has been evacuated.

I have checked the topside and other that a little gookus (no more that you would expect) I did not find anything in before the chopper. At some point soon, I am going to pull the dishwasher (again... :sad: ) and check the pump and line.

Any other thoughts on what I should check or what could be going on would be greatly appreciated.

Brad

In Topic: Kenmore 665.16912001 - No lights, no response

27 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

Ok.  I am back.  No more problems with the control board/panel, but now the dishwasher overflows with water running out from around the float switch.  I am wondering:

 

1) Could this be still a bad board, where it is not listening to the float switch?

2) Could this be a bad float switch (same as the door switch, no?)

3) Could this be something completely different?

 

Any and all help is appreciated.

 

Brad


In Topic: Kenmore 665.16912001 - No lights, no response

19 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

@tpoindexter - most certainly did.   :wink:  I had read about that being an issue.



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