Kitchenaid Dishwasher stops mid-cycle
If your KitchenAid dishwasher is stopping mid-cycle, it can be frustrating, but there are several potential reasons for this issue. Here’s a list of possible causes and solutions:
- Door Latch Issues: The dishwasher may stop if the door is not latched properly. Ensure that the door is securely closed and latched. If the latch is worn or damaged, it may need replacement.
- Timer or Control Board Malfunction: A faulty timer or control board can cause the dishwasher to stop unexpectedly. Consult a technician to diagnose and replace the timer or control board if necessary.
- Water Supply Problems: Insufficient water supply can interrupt the cycle. Check that the water supply valve is fully open and the water inlet is not clogged. Ensure there are no kinks in the water hose.
- Drainage Issues: If the dishwasher is unable to drain water properly, it may pause mid-cycle. Inspect the drain hose for clogs or kinks. Clean the drain filter, and ensure the drain pump is functioning correctly.
- Overloading or Incorrect Loading: Overloading the dishwasher or improperly loading dishes can lead to mid-cycle interruptions. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for loading dishes. Avoid overloading and ensure that spray arms can rotate freely.
- Faulty Door Switch: A malfunctioning door switch can cause the dishwasher to think the door is open, stopping the cycle. Check the door switch for any visible damage or wear. Replace the door switch if needed.
- Thermal Fuse Tripping: If the dishwasher overheats, the thermal fuse may trip, causing it to stop. Investigate the cause of overheating, such as a malfunctioning thermostat, and replace the faulty component.