Thread Number: 69588  /  Tag: Vintage Dishwashers
Kitchenaid kdc 17a timer issue?
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Post# 924888   3/4/2017 at 13:14 (415 days old) by dgthompson85 (Connecticut)        

Hi all,

I am new to this forum and think it's great that there are so many knowledgeable people on here with regard to vintage appliances. I bought a Kitchenaid KDC 17A dishwasher two years ago and must say its the best dishwasher I have ever owned.

A couple of weeks ago I went to start a load and a puff of black smoke came out of the door and the breaker tripped. I took the service panels off the machine and found that the wire going to the bimetal for the detergent door latch had chaffed on the chassis and created a short.

I redid those wires but the machine is not functioning correctly. Now when I press the button to do a load the machine will overflow. I then bought the service manual and parts catalog from this website. I isolated and tested the drain valve and it is working, but doesnt click open when the timer is going? I took the timer apart and found that the switch in the timer directly upstream of the detergent bimetal is shot.

Needless to say I think I may need a new timer. What other potential issues could it be? Does anyone know where I could get a timer for this machine?

Thanks in advance

-Dave Thompson

Post# 924955 , Reply# 1   3/4/2017 at 17:36 (415 days old) by Steved (Guilderland, New York)        
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