Originally Posted by prschroeter
Could be a faulty water temperature sensor, it won't close the cycle without the water reaching the proper temp.
Thanks for the heads-up. I tested the input current with my Amprobe and found I got the correct value (1.5 to 2 amperes) when the drain pump or the circulator pump were running. When it was time for the heating element to function, I didn't read the normal 11 amperes. I now proved that the water is not heating during the wash cycle. Your were spot-on!
My next step to measure the voltage out of the control board, using a voltmeter. I sould measure 120 VAC on the RED wire when it is time for the water to heat during the wash cycle.
Getting a correct 120 VAC reading will prove that the relay in the control module is functioning and sending the required voltage to the heating element circuit. Unfortunately, there is also 2 sensors/switches in this loop, so further testing will be required to deterime which of the 3 components is actually defective.
No measured voltage will comform a defective control module. I will post updates.