Why does my Maytag dishwasher keep running?

Why does my Maytag dishwasher keep running?

If your dishwasher keeps running without switching from one cycle to the next, it may run continuously until you either unplug the unit or open the door of the unit. A dishwasher that continues to cycle may have a bad heating element, faulty timer motor or malfunctioning thermostat.

How long should a Maytag dishwasher run?

A quick wash will run 30 to 60 minutes, a typical normal cycle runs about 90 to 120 minutes and a heavy-duty cycle can last up to four hours. Some options, like heated dry, add time so check your settings if you want a shorter wash. Your home and hot water heater temperatures can significantly alter run time.

What part of the cycle does the dishwasher drain?

During the pump cycle, the pump forces water up into the spray arms. During the drain cycle, the pump directs the water into the drain hose. The motor-pump assembly is mounted beneath the basin, in the center of the dishwasher.

Why is my dishwasher making a noise?

Some dishwasher noises are normal, like the hiss of water rushing through the water inlet fill valve, the hum of the pump motor or the slosh of water. The wash pump, wash pump motor or drain pump all make noise when they’re broken. You may hear a loud buzzing noise from the wash pump or drain pump.