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Door interlock appears faulty on my whirlpool awm 321 . It wont allow program start when door closes . Needs a lot of coaxing , banging with palm of hand , knee etc .Door itself appears fine , catch looks ok , finishes and runs ok once we finaly get it started .Hve tried pressing the interlock slider in with a pencil , but cannot succeed in pushing the contacts into place and starting the program . HELP PLEASE

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Only solution is to replace the interlock - it is just held in by 2 screws

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The machine will not function if the door is not fully closed. The locking/latching mechanism for the door probably needs to be adjusted or replaced if faulty.
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I would suspect the user interface panel.

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Turn off power to the dishwasher at the circuit breaker box. Take apart the Dishwasher door and unhook the cable from the User Interface panel to the main control board. Then, turn the power back on and close the dishwasher door so it latches. The drain pump should go on. If it doesn't the main board is bad. If it does, it's the user interface panel.

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Hello, Welcome to FixYa.

The most common reason to experience the symptom described here is a often overlooked yet simply a faulty door switch.

The part to repair is typically only $10 -$15 at most appliance part retailers. The factory authorized part number is # 8269209.

What happens is the switch is not indicating to the control that the door is closed, hence not allowing the unit to start...exactly what it is designed to do.

You will need to remove all the #20 torx head screws around the inner door panel to separate the panels.

Once done, remove the rectangular plastic protective cover over the control and switch assembly, and there lye's the micro switch.

If you check local brick & mortar retailers or on-line depots such as “” “” or “” to name a few you will find the micro switch I am referring to here.


**Please turn off the breaker panel before service is done to the first**

Of course I should add one could experience these same symptoms if the door where in fact not closing or the latch itself is not contacting the switch inside the door.

Let me know how you make out and what you find.

Thank you for choosing FixYa for your repair needs and good luck going forward.

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Good Luck!

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