Question about KitchenAid Dishwashers
You'll have to check the following:
Door switch The door switch is important because, if it's defective, the dishwasher won't work at all. To reach it, you need to remove the control panel cover, or sometimes the interior liner of the door. If it's defective, you need to completely replace it.
Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dishwasher, burns and breaks the connection. If that's the problem, the wires must be repaired/replaced as necessary. If that's not the problem, check the wiring to the door switch, the wiring between the door and the lower part of the dishwasher, and the wiring to the timer. Repair any broken, burned, brittle, or defective wiring, using the proper appliance-grade wire and connectors.
Timer or selector switch Although it's uncommon, the timer or the selector switch may be defective. If so, you need to replace the defective part, because neither of these can be repaired.
If all these seem OK, then you'll have to get a repairman to run tests and accurately diagnose the problem. Unfortunately, all we can do is provide a long distance evaluation and all possible troubleshooting steps. The actual repairs will have to be carried out by you.
Hope that helped!
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
1) Be sure the
power is on, the door is latched, and the control is turned on. Also
make sure the appliance cord is plugged into the electrical receptacle
under the sink (some are hardwired and don't come unplugged).
2) If that doesn't solve the problem, the door switch, the timer, or the selector switch may be defective. To solve the problem, you may be able to adjust the door latch's strike slightly, using a screwdriver (turn off the power to the dishwasher at the electrical panel when working on it).
3) If that doesn't work, call an appliance repair person.
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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First make sure that nothing is blocking the drain pump
assembly located inside the lower front panel of the dishwasher. If the issue
returns after its cleaned then it means that the control board has gone bad and
should be replaced. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.
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