Turned my Kenmore Elite dishwasher on. Next I notice their is no activity. No power at all. Disposal is wired to same circuit breaker and it works. No signs of over heating. Don't think it would be the thermostat. Can anyone help? Spent 1100.00 on machine and no more warranty. Had it for 14mo. Thanks!
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1) It could be a gasket somewhere starting to break down. Check your door seal.
2) Food particles could have gotten caught somewhere in the drain hose, or something, and then turned black with mold and bacteria, then when you wash, they get siphoned back into the dishwasher if the flap which composes the anti-siphon check valve on the drain hose is starting to stick open.
Try putting a cup of bleach in the top rack and run a complete cycle with no other dishes in it. Then, load up some plastic dishes and wash them as normal. See if that helps. If it does, replace your check valve.
Also, insure that your drain hose is looped up above the bottom of your sink to prevent debris from your garbage disposal backing up into your dishwasher.
If it is connected to a disposal remove the drain hose and check for a restricted area in the hose or disposal this is common also check the drain hose for kinks be sure to elevate the hose before the drain area. If the drain hose is clear and the drain is clear then you could have a bad drain pump in the dishwasher.Most problems are a restricted drain or hose
On many dishwashers there are secondary fuses located near the power hook up. Check you owners manual and see if you model is equiped this would be like the reset button on a garbage disposal. If this is not the case look for a loose ground wire often time these piece of equipment will not operate unless there is a ground connection. Lastly, these sudden abrupt failures are often a sign that something is wrong on a larger scale, look into leaks that may cause a short or abuse that has caused the issue.
Hello. Are you using liquid or powdered soap? In some models liquid soap will foam up and the drain motor can't pump out bubbles. Foaming can also happen if you pre-clean your dishes with liquid soap used for washing by hand. If it is foaming, you can poor non-dairy creamer or cooking oil into the bottom of the unit while it is in the wash cycle.
If foaming isn't a problem then the water level switch may be bad, the pump may be not pumping out as quickly as it should or you may need to take the hose off completely to make double sure that there isn't anything in it.
Did you check the air-gap next to your kitchen sink faucet. If you don't have an air-gap it may be hooked up to the garbage disposal and if you don't have a high loop in your drain hose the water can run back into the dishwasher especially if the disposal backs up.