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Q:

Why does my Whirlpool dishwasher GU2500XTPQ3 show the code "d1" when I run the diagnostics check?

A:

You did indeed use the correct “key dance� for the service diagnostics cycle. The d1 you are seeing is not an error code; it signifies that the diagnostic cycle has been started. D1 is the control board platform used in this dishwasher. The blinking clean light does typically indicate a heater circuit fault (heating element, high limit thermostat, door switch, wiring, or control board).

This is a very labor intensive do it yourself project, if you are not completely confident in your repair skills, I recommend calling a service company to diagnose and repair your appliance. If you have a volt/ohm meter and are comfortable working around live electricity I can give you a few checks that will help you diagnose the problem. If you are not already sure you can perform these checks safely and competently, refer this work to a qualified professional. Working with live electrical current can be very hazardous and possibly deadly. Testing voltage output requires working with electrical current. Do not attempt these measurements without the proper tools and safeguards.

Begin by checking VAC (Voltage Alternating Current) at the terminal block, the terminal block is behind the toe panel under the dishwasher. It should be 120 volts. I have put together a “tech sheet� that includes disassembly and some testing information (see images below).

Ohm the heating circuit; with the power disconnected find P6 (white wire with a red stripe) on the control board. With your meter set to read ohms, place your red meter lead on P6 and your black lead on the neutral side (white wire with a violet stripe) of the door switch.

  • It should read 10 to 30 ohms, if not the wires could be “openâ€� or the heating element is bad and needs to be replaced.
  • If you ohmed this from the control board to the negative side door switch and you get 10 to 30 ohms the heater circuit is good and the control needs to be replaced.

If you require further assistance please resubmit question with details of the checks you have made. I will be looking forward to helping you again in the near future.

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Landell -
Sears Technician
February 22, 2010
Q:

Why does my Accubake oven take 36 minutes for bread that should take only 25 minutes?

A:

Here are some tips that may help you resolve these problems:

  • Make sure that you give the oven ample time to preheat. Wait longer before placing items in the oven to see if they bake more evenly.
  • Do not overcrowd the oven. Place the items in the middle of the rack with ample room for air circulation.
  • Check the bottom of the baking pans and cooking sheets. Dark residue on the bottom can cause uneven baking.
  • To accurately check oven temperature, you would need to use an accurate thermocouple thermometer. Allow the oven to preheat and then cycle several times before checking the average temperature over a 5 minute period to accurately determine the temperature in the oven.
  • Make sure that the oven door is closing and sealing properly.
These tips may help you resolve the problems that you are having with your oven. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details and the full model number of your range.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
Q:

Where can I get a light switch for my 25 year old Kenmore range?

A:

It would be very unusual for the steel rod to have broken so I will assume that you need the switch (key#123). The push rod (key#124) should have a small push rod button (key#125) on the end that the door strikes and the other end of the rod pushes on the door light switch. The push rod and button is no longer available but the light switch is still available. The door/light switch is part #5308003081. I added a link to Sears Parts Direct with the Switch-door light already looked up for you. Click on "Switch-door light" below to open the link.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
September 21, 2009