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May 25, 2006 at 12:37 am #57154GiddaymateParticipant
I have an older model Asko dishwasher. Model number 1256. The model numbers may be different were you are but you still maybe able to give me clues on what could be wrong.
The front of the dishwasher is very simple. It has an on/of button under the open and close handle. It has a temperature button to set temperature at 55c or 65c and a dial to select the wash cycle. The dial you turn in a clock wise direction. That dial is a combined selector switch and timer.
The timer/selector dial has 6 settings
1. Rinse and Hold
2. Intensive Wash
3. Normal Wash
4. Light Wash
When the cycle gets to 4. (Light wash) it gets half way though and the dial doesn’t move on to 5. (Rinses). It just keeps washing the dishes for hours unless I move it on manually and it does it again between 5 and 6 mode. I replaced the timer/selector with a new part from Asko. (part number 8056033) but its still doing the same thing.
What else could cause the dishwasher to freeze the dial half way though washing and rinsing cycle? Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you from Noelene.
May 25, 2006 at 12:46 am #272997GiddaymateParticipant
Could a faultly capacitor cause this problem to happen during the wash cycle and rince cycle?
Thank you once again
regards from Noelene
May 25, 2006 at 1:28 pm #273007DanOParticipant
** What else could cause the dishwasher to freeze the dial half way though washing and rinsing cycle? **
The timer may be waiting for something to occur (sensor to trip, motor to draw a certain amount of current, water temperature to get to a certain point, etc.) before allowing the cycle to continue. I’m afraid I have no idea what should be occurring at that point on your model.
Many appliances list some diagnostic procedures with its wiring diagram which might help. Otherwise you’d likely need to consult its service manual or ask someone familiar with that exact model what is suppose to be occurring at that time and then check its functioning.
** Could a faulty capacitor cause this problem to happen during the wash cycle and rinse cycle? **
Does your dishwasher has a capacitor?
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May 26, 2006 at 10:07 am #273023JasperParticipant
* I couldn’t find a wiring diagram to do any analysis, however you need to look at the condition the machine is in at the time of failure.
* When it fails between cycles 4-5 and 5-6 it sounds like it may be waiting for the water to empty out. It senses this when the “Float” is no longer floating.
* Question: is there water in the bottom?
* Question: Does the pump come on?
* Question: If you manually remove the water without spinning the timer switch, does the cycle resume?
* Question: What else do you observe?
* Question: What capacitor are you talking about? The start capacitor on the motor? A capacitor accross some contacts?
* If the motor starts, and it has a capacitor, then the capacitor is good.
* Good luck… Adios… Jasper…
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