The dishwasher is about 4 years old but has been very lightly used.
Recently, we have had problems with the electricity supply in our house randomly tripping out.
After many visits by our local electricians, it is clear that the dishwasher is causing the problem.
We we leave the dishwasher unplugged, we have no problems.
As soon as we plug it into the socket, the electricity shots out.
The electricians say that the circuits in the house are OK; it ia the dishwasher that is the problem.
Do we have to replace it?
Is this a common problem?
Many thanks, Maurice Hastings.
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Re: Dishwasher shorts out our electricity supply
This problem is not common specially in dishwasher..ur dishwasher might be stuck in running mode with the motor overloaded and that is the cause that ur house electricity suply is tripping.. i suggest u replace it .. for a new one... it might be harmful for ur house appliances.
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If the unit is totally dead, the main board most likely is blown. You say you checked the "fuse"--is there a fuse on the dishwasher or are you referring to the electrical panel fuse box in your house? Did you recently have a power outage? Usually, within 3-4 weeks after having one, appliances will start failing due to damaged chips on the main control boards. The problem could also be a damaged user interface board. If 120volts is getting to the main board but the unit is dead, I'd highly suspect the board is bad. I've also seen lots of bug infestation damage to boards--classic signs are roach tracks in and around the boards--they're attracted to the warmth and will walk across the live boards, shorting them out.
Any water comming in to the dish washer area?? If not check the inlet water valve, they get clogged with sand from the water supply. They can also clog open, in which case the dishwasher will flood the floor with water afer about 3 to 4 imins of use.
The problem seems to be water seepage into the electrical contact. If the heater has lost its insulation this problem could accur ( element to body )
Disconnect the heater and give a try without any load and soap. If it performs OK , you have to check the heater by removing from the machine. Mainly I suspect water seepage into the electrical system.
Hi sir, first thing to say is that whether it may be an short circuit between circuits,,or due to an over voltage the fuse may be burnt,,please check the control panel..back of dishwasher,,, if u checked fuse and circuit,,and think no problem with incoming voltage ,,the control panel's capacitors or resistors may be burnt.. if so please go to a tech,,,,, thank u,,,for using fixya
mate, apologies if this a stupid reply but its an easy thing to miss, i had a similar problem in my old place it turned out there was 2 check valves on the dishwasher supply both had been turned off, i assumed that the one that was visible was the only one and banged my head against a brick wall trying to work it out.
You said, Drying light keeps flashing and beeping. dishwasher will not start.
turned off circuit breaker and turned back on same thing happened again.
It seems you have an electrical fault in the dishwasher and it will not permit the start of the motor, as a safety guard. You must have the electrical system checked for shorts . Otherwise the motor is dead!
huuum,happy to assist you!
How old is the appliance?
If the appliance is 10 years old or more you may not be advisable to put good money into bad! New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy. Therefore they pay for them selves in only a few years. You can buy New and save today.
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Bless You, let me know how it goes. huuum
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Check the wiring between the door where it goes underneath. Sometimes it will wear and short out. Another possible solution If you can see the dry element feel it for holes or missing pieces. If it burns out it will usually short out just like the oven element on an electric stove.