Hi All. I've got an ISE brand dishwasher, model CLSUP-2, this is the
same as one of the Kitchenaid models. It's about 17 years old and works
fine until today. It got stuck in the wash cycle and the soap dispenser
did not open. When it finally went all the way through the entire
sequence (it's supposed to have wash, wash, rinse cycles in the "quick"
mode), the timer was advancing but it never got out of the wash cycle,
and the water was still in the bottom. I then pushed the "cancel"
button and it drained.
I removed the control panel cover and ran it through a complete cycle
again. I observed that the timer was advancing, but it still got stuck
in the first wash cycle. (I didn't add soap and I didn't test the soap
dispenser this time) Again I had to "cancel" to get it to drain. The
drain pump obviously works, so I thought maybe it wasn't getting info
about the water level. I checked the continuity on the water level
microswitch, it's fine. That's all the diagnostics I did. (The water
level switch I tested was the only level switch I could find, it's at
the left/front of the machine, and I think it's the "full" indicator as
it sits on the floor several inches above the drain. Is there another
level switch somewhere else?)
I'm thinking maybe it's a bad contact indisde the timer, or perhaps
some other sensor somewhere has gotten stuck or is malfunctioning.
Any ideas on where to look, what to check, and how? I've got diagnostic
tools like DVM's, etc, and I know how to use them. I'm not afraid of