Dishwasher is not turning off

When your dishwasher won’t stop running, it can be a waste of time, water, and electricity. When your dishwasher keeps running endlessly on a cycle, you’re going to want to get it fixed as soon as possible to save yourself on water and electricity bills!


  • Faulty timer motor: the timer motor is what lets the dishwasher know when to start and stop a cycle. If the timer motor is faulty, it won’t be able to signal the stop of one cycle and the start of another, leaving your dishwasher running.
  • Faulty heating element: when there is a problem with the heating element, the cycle may not reach the correct temperature. If the cycle does not reach the correct temperature, the next cycle won’t be signaled to start, leaving the dishwasher to continue running in the current cycle.
  • Thermostat problems: if the thermostat is not working properly, it may not be able to accurately read the temperature of a cycle. When the thermostat can’t read the temperature correctly, the next cycle will not be signaled to begin, so it will continue to run endlessly in the current cycle.
  • Broken float assembly or switch: The float is what signals the float switch to turn the water off when it fills enough. If the float or the switch is not working, this will cause your dishwasher to overflow.


When your dishwasher won’t stop running and you need help repairing the issue, MAAR24 Repair is here to help you! Give our dishwasher repair technicians a call today and we will have your dishwasher back in proper working order in no time.