You again? OK, first off it's not important (or polite) to make a point of someone being wrong. Now, if you have some documentation that makes your point, post it. If you're just flapping your gums or in this case your keyboard keys, and not being helpful, just keep it to yourself. If your purpose on this site is too point out what's wrong, we don't need you. Please find someone else to bother.
You have me all wrong. I apologize if it looks as you say. Once you replied I went and timed it and you took offence. I am just asking if this is normal for the machine to do this. I'm done, please don't reply.
Rick: On these newer Whirlpool, and Maytag models they do cycle 30 seconds on and 3 seconds off when you first start the dishwasher, but it should only do that about 4 or 5 times in a row at start up only, then after that the wash motor will run a long time.
The reason it does that is the soil sensor is sensing the soil on the dishes and silverware.
I own the Maytag version of this Whirlpool and mine does it too, it's normal.