I am having trouble with my Danby DDW1802W 18inch built-in dishwasher.
Recently, the dishwasher was running fine but, was not draining, I
fixed the draining problem (the disposal and drain line were clogged)
and now the dishwasher drains fine (i've dumped cups of water in the
basin and it drains through the sump operation) but, when i start a cycle, the
dishwasher just runs, it does not start the cycle (jets, soap, water,
Hi, The tip about the ''float switch stick'' fixed our problem. Thank you because we know that the problem is not the timer ! We removed the foam, cleaned the inside in witch the foam was and we put it back. If it's back later, we will look to replace that float switch stick or whatever, at least we know what the problem is. Again thanks a lot. Anne
I had the same problem, all you have to do is open the small rubber plug located behind the kick plate at the bottom/front. It drains the water that has gotten inside (from being flooded or overfilled) and away it goes.
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You will need to find out where the water is coming in from before you can fix the problem. Water will find the path of least resistance when flowing, you could start out by running a bead of clear silicon chaulk along the edge of the sill on the outside between the sill and concrete. If that does not stop the leak it may be coming in around the trim and running in behind the door jamb the running out inside. Once you chaulk and let it dry us a hose and wet it down real good and see if it leaks.
dishwasher wont turn on. power is ok. when you turn the dial with the power switch on it clicks motor turn on pumps do not turn on wont fill or empty power light does nnot light up latch seems to be fastening proper is there a reset switch
Well Dishwasher salt is a particular grade of sodium chloride salt, and is used for recharging the built-in ion-exchange resins of the water softener in dishwashers that have a built-in water softener. The salt particles are larger than the size of table salt particles, and dissolves slowly enough that it will not clog the softener unit. This salt does not have added iodide salts, and it should have minimal amounts of iron and manganese salts. Some dishwasher detergents are marketed as not needing dishwasher salts. These detergents use higher levels of phosphate that increases the solubility of hard water ions. Never use table salt or detergent in the salt compartment of your dishwasher as this will damage your water softener unit. You can purchase the dishwasher salt from the below link -
open the door and where the jet-dry indicator and dispenser is just turn the cap and once removed fill the jet-dry in that location if it a large bottle of jet-dry it will only take about 1/3 to 1/2 of the bottle
I have a DDW1802W with a Stainless Steel interior (which is different from the standard model I am finding). I just purchased it, and it worked a couple times, but then wouldn't start the cycle. It would just make noise (both the clicking of the switch dial, and a moaning noise. It has a small container under the insulation on the right side towards the front (you will need to pull it our of your counter) that has a styrofoam float in it that hits a switch when it gets full (signaling a overflow). There is a small black rubber plug on the bottom side of the container. I pulled that and drained the water out of it, stuffed it back in, and it is running right now.
Call Marcone Supplies, Tampa Florida. (they are Danbys Supplier for parts.) DO NOT WASTE YOUR TYIME CALLING DANBY. They are not helpful. Danby 18" Dishwasher. Model # DDW 180 2W Parts 800-482-6022. Marcone:Very helpful. My door is open; thank goodness; it just will not stay closed. Latch broken on door. I have to order the "whole handle assembly" (all one piece which includes the door handle latch too.) $4.16 shipping from PA. I am in Calif. Total $12.53. 2 screws. Easy. I can do it, I know I can. (Signed, a woman in LA!)
I had a repair tech (highly recommend for Metro Milwaukee WI repairs- All City Appliance LLC 414.243.1579) who figured it out. He clarified, it is not a 'fill switch,' but an 'overflow float.' It is the white styrafoam ball looking thing- you have to pull the little black cap/ cover off the drain to let out 'overflow' water that has collected in there, resulting in only the drain pump running and NO water entering system- which seems to have been all of our problems. It was surprisingly easy, and I know what to do in the future thanks to the great explanation by the repair tech, and very reasonably priced too!
You have to pull the unit out, and the float flow is located on the left, bottom side of the dishwasher. Works like a champ now! (I actually have the built-in 18 inch)
most common fault is door switch. Do the lights stay on with the door opened? If so, this may be the problem. Otherwise may be the timer switch or the water valve. If it's the water valve the pump should come on when the timer knob is turned and the drain cycle is actuated. Othwise it's probably the door switch or the timer. If it was intermittant and banging on it made it work before it may just be a loose connection.