The timer motor in your dishwasher is what makes the dishwasher complete the cycles. If this little motor goes bad, there are several problems that you may begin to experience.
Problems Caused by a Failing Timer Motor
won't work at all. won't finish a cycle. detergent cup won't open. cycles run longer than they should. doesn't get the dishes clean. If you are experiencing one, some or all of these issues, there is a very good chance that the problems are being caused by the timer motor malfunctioning.