587.14144400 Dishwasher timer gets stuck at the 5 o'clock position

jeruid

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Location
CA
Model Number
587.14144400
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
My dishwasher's timer gets stuck at the 5 o'clock position when running a normal cycle. If I move the dial a click or two past where it gets stuck, the cycle resumes how it should. Anyone have any ideas on troubleshooting steps to take?

Thanks!
 
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Jake

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Hi,

Do you have it on the HEAT BOOST option when this happens?

When you put it on HEAT DRY does the heating element get hot? You can drip some cold water on it to see if it sizzles.

You have a thermostat underneath the tub that controls the heating element, if your heating element is heating fine, then I'd ohm test that thermostat first. Make sure you turn the breaker off to your dishwasher first! Then remove at least one wire from that thermostat before ohm testing it.:)

Here's the thermostat for your model in case you need to order it:
High Limit Thermostat 154290204


Watch this video to access it: Kenmore Dishwasher High Limit Thermostat Video

Watch this video to ohm test it: Ohm Testing Video

Let us know what you find.

Jake
 
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