I have a whirlpool Dishwasher and it will not turn on?
It was running just fine and then just stopped in the middle of a cycle. It still has water in it now. None of the buttons will work at all but yet we checked and the power is fine so none of circuits are burnt out. What could be wrong with it? I don't want to pay a fortune for a repair man to come when a new dishwasher would cost $250 for a cheap new one. This one is about 4 years old. Thank you!
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Hi Thanks for using FixYa. If the cycle doesn't
complete, then the first thing that should be checked is the Timer and then the
heating element. Timers don't often fail. But if every other part of the
dishwasher seems to be working properly and the timer knob seems to be stuck in
one place--doing one function continuously--the timer may be at fault and
required to be replaced. Many dishwashers heat the wash and/or rinse water to a
higher temperature, as the cycle calls for it. In these cycles, the dishwasher
pauses after it has filled with water, waiting for the water to reach the
pre-set temperature. What happens next depends, as follows: On some units, the
pause is timed and the unit continues after the allotted time. On others, the
cycle can't continue until the water reaches the higher temperature. If the
water isn't being heated (say, because of a problem with the heating element or
thermostat), after the unit stops at the heating cycle, it never continues.
When you repair the heating-system problem, the "cycle problem" is
fixed too. Please do accept the solution if the issue is
resolved or post a comment for further assistance. Thanks Rylee
The first 2 minutes of the cycle is a pump out cycle followed by a brief pause then a water fill cycle.Make sure the water is getting to the water valve underneath. Check the water valve for power with a volt meter just after the pump out cycle. No power= bad timer or bad wire. Power = a bad water valve or no water present.
Control is programmed to stop
running and not allow any
further cycles if it detects a
water heating problem (no
temperature increase detected
in heated Main Wash on
3 consecutive cycles). Control
blinks the Clean LED 7 times
repeatedly and disables the
Start/Resume key until
Running Diagnostics clears the
control and allows it to operate
again. The water heating problem
must be fixed or the control will
stop running again. See potential
Heater circuit problem:
■ Open in heater.
■ Open connection or
component in heater circuit.
■ Faulty heater drive circuit on
1. Check operation of heater in
2. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect
3. Check resistance of heater and all
components and connections in the
water heating circuit or heat dry
hey you..I have a whirlpool dishwasher too that would not stop the wash cycle...it would run for 2-3 hours, and then run thru the whole wash cycle again!
so..I had a whirlpool factory trained repair man come to the home. He ran a diagnostic and it was 100% good, so he called Whirlpool headquarters spoke to them;
said...........every 250 hours the dishwasher will RE-CALIBRATE itself! running for 4-4 1/2 hours straight, in order to re-calibrate itself. I was interupting this by opening the door before it had run the full 4 -41/2 hours of it's self-maintenance program.
Perhaps that your dishwasher is doing too? p.s. always make sure you get a repairman that is factory trained in your specific brand, otherwise you'll waste $$$ money with a repairman who doesn't have access to the corporate tech's and direct access to their parts/inventory.
good luck with your dishwasher! mine is the whisper quiet with computer control on front of the door.