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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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  • Linc459 Mar 26, 2009

    Same problem, tried the hold start button but nothing happened, held for at least 1 minute. No lights on any of the buttons either. Circut breaker was fine.

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Keep the start button pressed in - the machine will empty out the water and cancel the cycle....then start over again.

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My whirlpool dishwasher just stopped working the middle of the cycle with water still in the bottom and now nothing lights up or comes on and the water is just sitting in the bottom. Any suggestions?


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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.


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As you say a clogged line or valve does not make sense.

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Bosch sgi45e12gb/22 dishwasher won't stop


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.

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If you are hearing a humm noise after it stops filling, your motor is locked up.

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