665.15972992 Kenmore dishwasher drain pump will not turn off

mitchjacob

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Location
Boulder
Model Number
665.15972992
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
Old Kenmore Elite, repaired many times. During the drain cycle, the water moves fine, but the pump won't turn off when complete. This occurs at the end of the wash cycles and the quick rinse cycle. The pump is fine. I'm assuming there is some type of sensor that detects when the water in the cavity has been drained, and then shuts the pump off. But I can't find it in any online literature. Looking at the parts list, I don't see any likely suspects. Is it possible that the controller just runs the pump for a predetermined duration? Or is there a switch embedded in the pump assembly?
 

Jake

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McMullen Valley, Arizona
Hi Mitch,

Yes, the control board tells the drain pump to turn off.

So you'd need to replace the control board to fix it.

Here's the control board for your model you can order:
Main Control Board WP8530929


Let us know how it goes.

Jake
 
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