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When trying to start the dishwasher, pressing the Normal wash button, the dishwasher gives a huge clunk and then it trips the circuit breaker. Upon resetting the breaker, I tried the next button over, which is Soak and Wash, and it seems to go thru the cycle fine. Another time I tried the Normal button, but put the left dial on Rinse and it started up, but it would clunk periodically and it seemed to have a 'hot' smell. I'm worried to use it - what could this be? Is there anything else I can try?

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  • susanmerc Aug 02, 2010

    It is a 30 year old dishwasher, so guess I will need to replace it. Thank you.

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Hi

This is a very dangerous situation you must remove from the wall supply and desist from using, such a fault could easily make the casing "Live" and anyone touching it may be killed. You need to discover why this is happening.
When the MCB (miniature circuit breaker) is re set the dishwasher works again so does seems to be a permanent fault !
The MCB is designed to isolate the current when there is an electrical fault, the smell of burning should give a hint that this was not a randon trigger event but a potentially serious and dangerous event. By turning it back on again and using the machine is a risk.

Also check this link…
http://www.repairclinic.com/Dishwasher-Troubleshooting#Itsnoisy


http://www.apwagner.ca/index.php?main_page=page&id=1057

http://home.howstuffworks.com/dishwasher.htm/printable

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