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Drawers Stuck I've had my dishwasher for a couple of years now. All of the sudden the drawers are extremely difficult to open. I have to use all my strength to pry open the drawers so I can get the dishes out.  It started out as only the bottom drawer having the problem and now both drawers are having it.  It seems to be running fine because the dishes that were in the drawer before it got stuck were cleaned.  And there is nothing blocking the drawer from opening.  It seems like the seal that covers the drawer when its closed has lowered and is not raising up anymore. Any ideas? Thanks, Craig

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Re: Drawers Stuck

I turned off the electrical breaker for about 8 seconds and it rebooted itself

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Re: Drawers Stuck

The lid acuators have been up dated(due to this problem) though i find it hard to beleive both are bad

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Top drawer of my 8yr old fisher paykel dishwasher got stuck opening and now cant get it back in , botom drawer works but no power to top drawer can it be fixed ?

Not sure if your dishwasher problem has been fixed yet.

The lid seal actuator motors on the top drawer are stuck due to lack of power and therefore you cannot close the drawer. Don't try to force it in as this will cause damage.

First thing to do is to restore power to the drawer. The power comes from the filter board sitting at the base of the dishwasher. You will have to disconnect power to the dishwasher and get both the drawers out. This will give you access to the power filter board.

Refer item 15 in this diagram. It is likely the board is faulty and it supplies the lid seal actuator motor power to both drawers. (separate connections).

You have to take the front cover of each drawer out to remove the drawers from the rails. But be careful not to damage the cable and hose when pulling out. Keep a chair or something next to dishwasher to hold the top drawer.

Once you fix the filter board and restore power to actuator motors, push the lid seal up by hand to make sure it does not block the lid.
Hope this fixes the problem.

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2. the power board that feeds the drawers is faulty. This is located at the base under the bottom drawer.
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A few things you could do.

Is this happening with both drawers.

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