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FIXED KDTE404DSS0 KitchenAid Dishwasher stuck in wash cycle for 4 hours

63GBPackerfan

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Location
Elk Grove, California
Model Number
KDTE404DSS0
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
6-10 years
As explained above, the dishwasher stays stuck in wash cycle. I just replaced control board as it was only intermittently finishing cycles. Now when I do the diagnostic check (1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3) all the lights come, I close the door, the light on the front illuminated white for about 30 seconds, then goes off and the dishwasher beeps for about 10 seconds. Im ready to get to work, but I'm stuck. Thanks for any assistance.
 

Jake

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Before you replaced the control board was it going through the diagnostics check fine? It takes about 23 minutes for the dishwasher to do the diagnostics check.

Your model has the problematic door vent that can cause this problem you are having.

Do this first--->Disconnect all the wire connectors to your door vent and see if it runs through a complete cycle AND a complete diagnostic cycle which takes about 23 minutes.

Start reading what bigbuck said at post#18 here:

Your model uses the exact same door vent. If it runs through a complete cycle AND a complete diagnostic cycle and everything is back to normal, then order and replace the door vent assembly.

Here it is for your model you can order:
WPW10469574 Vent


To access the vent assembly you will need a T-15 torx screwdriver: Remove 4 screws (long) across top of door, then remove 10 screws (short) on the sides, then the outer door panel pulls off.

Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

Jake

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No worries, just put the original control board back in and run the diagnostics on that board first and see what happens.

But you still need to do what I mentioned about removing the wire connections from the door vent and if it runs through fine, you may not even need the new control board. This problematic vent issue has been very common for the original problem you had.

Jake
 

Jake

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Excellent, then we now know for sure the problem is the vent assembly.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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