Our Whirlpool dishwasher does not complete the cycle. It gets to the "44 minutes remaining" point and gets stuck there. I saw on another thread that I might fix it by resetting. Would resetting help and how do I do it?
The hi-limit thermostat part# 661566 is about the size of a dime, held to the bottom of the tub with a metal bracket. You'll see it, it has two wires on it. Here's how to check it. Take the two wires off, then get your ohm meter and ohm it for continuity, it should read 0-1 ohm.
If you don't have an ohm meter, you can Take the two wires off and jump them together. See if it goes through the cycle. If it does then replace the thermostat part# 661566. Turn your beaker off to the dishwasher first before jumping it.
I think the heating element is OK because the dishes are dry. Before I buy the control board could you tell me the buttons I need to push to reset the control. I saw that other people have had success doing the reset.
Even though the hi-limit thermostat ohmed out OK, I jumpered it out and ran a "glass x-press" cycle and the dishwasher completed that cycle. When we get more dirty dishes we will run a "normal" cycle and if it completes, I'll buy a new hi-limit thermostat. Jake, thanks for all your help. I'll let you know what happens.