Question about Dishwashers
I just replaced the latch assembly on my Frigidaire dishwasher, now, it does not start. The green lights for the desired cycle work, however when you press the start button, nothing happens. A few seconds after pressing the start button, the green light goes off. Any suggestions?
I successfully replaced the broken handle for my ELECTROLUX 24" Built-In DISHWASHER Model FDB956RB.
Try to check to make sure you reassembled all the parts and wire connectors properly.
Other than the broken handle, did you have other problems prior to replacing the handle/latch?
Posted on Nov 28, 2009
I have just gotten this same model and I am having a lot of problems...I can select a cycle, but can only get it to start if I set it for delay start. It does not seem to be cleaning any dishes either.
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
Did you ever get it to work. I have the same model and I have just ordered a new latch to replace the broken one. Anything I should watch out for? Any tips?
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
Try opening the door and closing it to see if that clears the green light
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The issue may lie with the door latch; a door switch is used to start and stop your dishwasher. It's a safety feature that won't allow water to flow with the door open. With a faulty door switch, there is a chance your dishwasher won't start at all. Dishwasher door switches are about an inch long. They are usually black but can be red. There are metal prongs on the body of the switch called terminals. Some door switches have two terminals and some have three. If your door switch is OK, check the timer assembly. This controls when and how long power is sent to other controls on your dishwasher. If these controls don't receive power, they won't work. The timer assembly contains a motor. Check this motor as well. It is often cheaper just to replace the timer motor rather than the complete assembly. My last suggestion is to check the cycle selector switches. These switches indicate cycles for washing, drying, and setting the temperature of the water. If one of your switches is the problem your dishwasher may not start. Dishwasher cycle selector switches tell the timer which cycle to run by opening and closing electrical circuits. Most selector switches are six to eight inches long. They are usually black and have terminals. By testing each one of these parts with an ohmmeter you should be able to determine why your dishwasher is not working. It is possible for other parts to fail but these are the most common parts to check. If any proves to be ineffective, I strongly suggest contacting a professional to move forward accurately.
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