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Old 02-21-2011, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffepops View Post
I opened up my door and checked out the electrical circuit -- the blue wire was running power (test lite lit up when grounded), but the yellow/black wire connected to the other side never completed a circuit when I ran thru complete cycle with circuit tester connected. Wires all appear intact and properly connected. Could it still be a problem with the bimetal assmpbly, or is the switch/wiring harness?

The Blue wire, is the neutral leg of the motor and detergent cup of the bi metal, you were probably reading the voltage from the motor winding.

The Yellow/Black wire is the power to the bi metal from the timer.

Try this,

With a multi meter, check for a resistance reading across the two terminals, with the wires off, on the bi metal switch, on RK1 scale on your meter. You should have a reading, if the switch is good.

Check the yellow / black wire from the detergent cup bi metal to the timer connection, for broken, loose, etc.

Leave the yellow/black wire off the bi metal switch, start the dishwasher at the main wash cycle, approximately 4or5 minutes into the wash cycle there should be 120 VAC on the yellow/black wire, If no voltage you'd have a bad timer or wire.

I'm sure you'll know what to do, and the part needed from there.
Thanks for allowing to assist you,


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