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Are lights supposed to be on when the dishwasher is running and the door is closed?

The dishwasher has no lights on the panel when the dishwasher is running. When the door is opened, they all function correctly. I can start and cancel when the door is open, but none of the buttons do anything when the door is closed. I am unsure if this is expected operation or if it is malfunctioning.

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The buttons and the display panel are not lit when the machine is running. This is to save energy according to frigidaire. I wish I had know this before purchasing it about a year and a half ago. The cycle count down timer was a big reason I purchased this one, but what good is it if it only works when the door is open?

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SOURCE: Frigidaire PLD4460REC Dishwasher will not start

This is very likely due to a bad main electronic control board but the only way to know for sure is to do some electrical testing with a volt/ohm meter and the wiring diagram located within the appliance. If possible use the meter and the wiring diagram to check input/output voltages looking for discrepancies between the diagram and the actual meter readings.

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SOURCE: My dishwasher, model # fdb1050reb1, will not start

You may have already, but try opening and closing the door and restarting the machine again. If the door switch is loose, you may be able to get it to make the connection and run. If it just palain won't work that way for you, you'll have to try to tighten up the connections on the switch, or replace it.
Best regards, --W/D--

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: dishwasher won't start. Control panel lights come

under the plastic door liner is the pcb timer and the white looking with 2 wires hooked to it needs replaced always unplug or shut off power to unit if working on it if you know how to use an ohm meter take a resistance reading if none replace the thermal fuse....

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: my dishwasher wont run

Check the water level switch/ pressure switch.
Control panel may not have full control. There may be yet another
board inside!

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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SOURCE: My frigidaire dishwahser was set to run a normal

DId you get a solution for this? Mine is doing the same thing...

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