Hi generally if the door is not closed on a dishwasher all functions are disabled, This is for saftey. Hence this is a cut out switch operated by the door. Try holding the door shut and seeing if the functions come to life
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To reset it, you will have to have the door open. It can not be latched. Press "Heated Dry," "Normal," "Heated Dry," "Normal" within three seconds of the first pressed button. Now close the door, this should reset your dishwasher.17 Dec 2012
Check that the door switch is operating properly, open and close the door a few times, push in on the door with a good amount of force while trying to start the machine, the door switch will not let control power to the panel if it is not getting triggered, to let the processor know that the door is closed and it can start the cycle.
sounds as if the door switch is bad. this switch is activated when you close the door and lock it. The way the switch works is there is a protrouding peice of metal out of the dishwasher at the top where the latch secures. This metal pushes a lever inside the door itself. If you look at the door at the top where the latch is there is a small hole. If you were to take a small screwdriver and push that tab in at the hole the dishwasher will activate with the dorr open If it doesn't the switch is bad or if you have to wiggle the screwdriver to get the dishwasher to turn on the switch is bad. REMEMBER if the switch is pushed in and the dishwasher turns on the water will spray up at you so make sure you shut yhr door as much as possible and only activate the machine to test the switch. Once you pull the screwdriver out the machine will diengage. If the switch is bad remove the front panel of the door and you will see the swtch. Take the machines model and serial numbers to an appliance repair shop for replacement
Laura, we are sorry to hear that you are experiencing a problem with your Dishwasher. Please send your name, phone number, address, full model/serial numbers and the date on which you purchased the Dishwasher to Whirlpool_Reviews@Whirlpool.com so we can further look into this for you.
first thing to check is the door latch switches, and hte strike plate(metal tab protruding from the top of tub assy in which the door closes into, if bent up to high the door will not be recognizedas being closed. you can use a small screw driver nad push down on the top of hte latch( mimicking hte strike plate action) see if the switches indeed do trigger properly
possible you have abad door latch switch. open the door you should be able to "trip the swithc by inserting a small ***** driver ,into the latch opening. essentially simulating the door closing. you should hear a click of the microswitch asyou push on it up and down. theres also an electronic fuse located on the control board itself. requires taking panel down. white rectangle mounted on electronic box with 2 black wires leadiing to it. part number 8193762. comes with instructions if needed
hehehe good luck deciphering that tech sheet. actually quite helpfull just all over the placeand youd need to know what the hell they are talkin about. but anyway, if your light is not going out, therers the issue, no need to worry about fuse if you cant get door closed.(as you try to push the switch with you finger does it "click" in and out??if not unplug or swithc off breaker, wiht a small screw driver you can pry the switch out(kinda has clips that expand when you push it in, so youll need to compress them to remove. the new switch will push right back in place part num 8283288 it'll come with wires attached no need to use them honestly the few times ive had to replace this switch, for one reason or other as im removing old switch it mysteriously popps out and begins to work, go figure