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My Maytag dishwasher stopped working during a cycle. It looks like an electrical problem. I checked the breaker and looks OK. Looks like no power is getting to the dishwasher. Can you help ?

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  • decelles101 Jun 28, 2008

    Hi,

    I checked the resistor to the capacitor and checked transformer and it looks goods.
    Can you suggest anything else as to why the electrical current is not getting to my Maytag dishwasher ?

    thanks.

  • decelles101 Jun 28, 2008

    Hi,

    My dishwasher is still not working. Checked power supply and it looks good.
    Any other suggestions ?

    Thanks.

  • decelles101 Jun 28, 2008

    Hi,

    It is completely dead. Absolutely no power.

  • decelles101 Jun 28, 2008

    Hi,

    My Maytag Dishwasher Model # is MDB6650AWS and the serial # is 27590606CJ.

    The door switch looks good...

    Thanks.

  • decelles101 Jun 28, 2008

    OK...I'll call for service

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Your maytag dishwasher should hav a free inhome service

http://www.bobvila.com/OnTheLevel/Maytag-Dishwasher-Recall-2570.html

do check out this website

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07094.html

check this too.

Hope this helps
tc

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Hmmmm.call for service.

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    Swilin Sampson Jun 28, 2008

    Sorry couldnt be more help, but sometimes a service call is the only recourse!

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Hi,

Based on a typical Maytag dishwasher electrical diagram, there would only be two (2) possible components that could cause "...completely dead. Absolutely no power...":
1. Door switch;
2. circuit board (of the control panel)

Of course there may be others depending on the electrical system used by your particular model. Perhaps it would be a good idea if you can post back your units specific model number.

In any case, you would need a DVM to measure resistance and/or voltages. Normally there would be two (2) door switches. In some models they are ganged together while in some they are split left & right.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Hi,
Check for a safety cut-out. This may be a float switch sitting in a tray right at the bottom of the machine. The theory is if a water fault develops, the tray fills up and turns everything off. Check there is no water down there.

If this is not the prblem, it could be that the main heating element has blown, or the circulating pump may be defective. Both would cause the washer to stop functioning.

You say no power - is it completely dead or does some of the control functions still work?

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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    Richard Perkins Jun 28, 2008

    Next up - is to check the door switch. Again, another safety interlock.

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Greetings,

If you do electronics, get a meter and open the dishwasher, check the power supply section.

Keep us posted and thank you for using our service.
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Check the resistor connected to the capacitor, and check and test the transformer.

Post back again

Thnk you

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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