Plug at end of power cord for kenmore freestading dishwasher
As I was unplugging the dishwasher from the electrical outlet one of the blades, not the grounding wire, came off in the outlet. What I would like to know is where to purchase and install a new cord on the dishwasher
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Re: plug at end of power cord for kenmore freestading...
Heres a part number for a power cord 8566201, it costs about $50.. the same cord you can purchase at the big hardware store chains, home depot or Lowes, a heavy duty extension cord, with one end cut off, will be a fine sustitute and probly only $10 tops.. just buy a real thick extension cord
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I experienced the same problem. One day the lights on the unit weren't on. The wall outlet that the dishwasher uses had power because the Garbage Disposal that also uses the same outlet had power. Turns out the power supply cord also tied to the water supply hose and had over the months (due to the constant slapping or dancing of the water hose whenever the electrically controlled water valve was opened or closed), had caused the female receptor prong inside the wall outlet to loose continuity with the male prong of the dishwasher power cord. It might have been a defective wall plug all along but the wall outlet worked for months before the problem arose. Anyway, after replacing the wall outlet the dishwasher again has lights and works fine.
To eliminate a dishwasher problem, run a heavy 3 pronged extension cord from a known working outlet to the dishwasher and plug the dishwasher into the cord. If you still have no power (dishwasher is not showing any signs of life) then it is a dishwasher problem (circuit board, bad connection from dishwasher cord to dishwasher, etc).
If the dishwasher actually shows signs of life, then you may have a tripped breaker. Check the breaker to make sure it is on and that the tab is not either in the center or the off position. Also, try moving the dishwasher cord's plug from the outlet it is currently in to another outlet in the under sink area. There is a chance that the plug got switched from the normal outlet to the outlet that controls the garbage disposal, that outlet should only be hot when the disposal wall switch is flipped to the on position.
No power at all? First thing to check is that the dishwasher power cord is plugged in under the sink. Make sure the plug didn't become dislodged. Then, check the circuit breaker at the electrical panel to make sure the breaker didn't trip. Open up the door to the electrical panel and look for a switch marked "dishwasher" or "kitchen outlets." Switch it off and then back on to reset it. Those are the easy fixes. Next you'll need a repairman.
Unplug the washer and get a short HD extension cord and plug in to another KNOWN good (has power) outlet. Or plug in a small appliance where the washer was plugged in and see if it works. Designated outlet for washer could be defective. Never work on electrical devices until you have the correct breaker switched OFF. Good luck, best regards.
off the power to your Kenmore dishwasher before attempting any repairs.
If you have a portable Kenmore dishwasher, you can just unplug the
power cord from the wall. Built-in dishwashers are hard-wired into the
cabinet, so you will have to turn off the breaker switch at the home's
circuit breaker box to cut the power.
the screws that hold the kickplate onto the lower front of the Kenmore
dishwasher. Take the kickplate off to access the door springs.
the door springs to make sure they have not come loose from the door
support or the adjustment holes on the dishwasher. Re-attach any ends
that have slipped off their connections.
the springs if they are connected at both ends but still do not have
enough tension to support the weight of the door. Once a Kenmore
dishwasher door spring is stretched out, it cannot be restored to its
original condition. Unhook one end of the old spring from the
adjustment hole. Unhook the other end from the door support and discard
the spring. Insert one end of the replacement spring into the
adjustment hole and the other end into the hook on the door support.
and close the door a few times to make sure the spring is now working
properly. The door should not bounce up and down or sag on the hinges
when it is in the open position.
Restore power to your Kenmore dishwasher by plugging it back in or turning on the switch at the home's circuit breaker panel.
you need to take the very bottom panel off the dishwasher. This panel is located at the floor and is held on with 2 philips head screws once the panel is removed look for an electrical plug located under the dishwasher(use a flashlight for the best look) What you are looking for is a "pig Tail" which is a small section of what looks like an extension cord which should run into a small metal box (make sure your breaker is off before going any further) Now remove the screw holding the flap to this metal box and look to see if the cord is connected to the proper power feed to the dishwasher, should be wire nuts on the ends of the wires. untwist the wire nuts and make sure the wires are properly twisted together black to one wire off the pig tail and white to the other side. Follow the wiring back to the plug to insure that the end of the pig tail is plugged in. That should cure your problem if you are getting power to this metal box then the problem is internal in the dishwasher itself.
Replace the power cord to accomodate the outlet you have. You can purchase them at any hardware store for about $20. This is the easier option than trying to replace the outlet. To replace the cord follow these steps:
1. Remove the access cover on the terminal block on the back of the dryer. This is where the existing power cord is installed.
2. Remove the existing power cord from the terminal block.
3. Remove the power cord restraining clamp (if equipped). This secures the power cord at the entry point on the back of the dryer and prevents it from stressing the terminals and prevents chaffing of the outer insulation on the power cord. NOTE: Its a good idea to have this installed for safety reasons.
4. Remove the old power cord and install the new one following this color scheme at the terminal block:
RED (Hot) - 120VAC
BLACK (Hot) - 120VAC
WHITE (Neutral) - 0 VAC - Should be connected to the terminal block and grounded to the equipment cabinet via a grounding strap.
NOTE: If the power cord or wires at the terminal block are not color coded, the outer two wires (LEFT and RIGHT) are the two hot leads. The center conductor is Neutral.
If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Did you check power to the unit? Double check the common and grounds. When servicing I will disconect(unplug from wall) power to the unit. Is it pluged in? Use another outlet(the outlet under the sink may be wired thru a switch for a disposer)even if you need an extension cord. Hope this helps.
Here is a little video to show exactly what to do. If you have an outlet to plug your dishwasher into just add a power cord to the connecting wires. Otherwise do as it shows in the video and hook the dishwasher up to a power cable coming from the electrical panel.