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My dishlex dishwasher is a model 560 silent range with eco save and has a printed circuit type switch arrangement it has man code of b8833ww or 88833ww the problem is that the pause start button activates but dose not latch in I suspect that the problem is with a latching relay behind the switch panel as i have had the front off and cleaned the contcts with contact cleaner! all of the buttons work including pause ! any advise would help as would a wiring diagram and or a operation or workshop manual!

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  • edhfarrar Mar 27, 2011

    the door itself latches ok and the switch on the latch seems to work ok but there are row of program buttons on the front which have printed circuit type switches behind.

    Normally you select a program and an led lights right by the switch.

    then you need to press the start stand-by botton which is the LH button .

    when the start pause button is pushed normally the led by it goes on and it and the program led stay on.

    it feels like its a latching swittch which dosen,t and the machine dose not respond to the button being held in.

    the button you push is just a peice of plastic which presses onto the printed circuit board switch which i have cleaned with contact cleaner!

    Now both the program light and the LED go out these are some blue relays on the pc behind im not sure if its these.............i dont have any diagrams in the places you suggest.

    Although i say the switch on the door works ok now i think about it i have a couple of times had to open and shut the door to get the machine to light up


  • edhfarrar Mar 28, 2011

    will do this evening




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Hi, well I am sorry to inform you, but there are NO relays behind to.or that, activate the buttons, they are what are called Soft Buttons/Keys, These simply indicate that they are Closed, to the micro,and whatever action is assigned to them device performs.
Unfortunately what has happened is that the Micro, has developed a fault, and is for whatever reason is ignoring the commands, this usually happens due to an BAD internal fault.
Honestly the very best thing to do, cost wise and hassle, is to contact a service center for your unit, ask them to call, and ask for a "Quote" as to the cost of the repairs.
There is no way unfortunately with the symptoms to pin down the exact cause, with just this indication. You see seemingly simple things can mask a large underlying problem, and it is really best to have these attended to by a professional.

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If the door is not latching then the latch needs to be replaced. This video link posted is not your model but dishwasher door latches are pretty much universal.

You will be able to use the video.

Just ensure when you replace the latch assy. that you take off the wires one at a time.

If you need a wiring diagram there should be a tech sheet located either behind the toe plate (lower front panel secured by two screws) on the sides of the unit,or inside of the control panel.

Please post any further questions.

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    Keith Drake Mar 27, 2011

    None of the lights will come on if the switches are not made. They are safety switches. Switches must be made for power to be supplied to the control panel.

    I have seen intermittent issues with the touch panel before. Usually when they go bad it is the button that you use the most.

    Check switch for continuity or bypass them. If switches do not change state when engaged then they are bad.

    If you bypass the switches then the panels lights should all come on when commanded to.

    To bypass them

    ensure power is off at the breaker/fuse panel

    you should have two wires to each switch.

    The wires that are together for each switch connect them together.

    Turn power on will give you the answer that you are seeking.

    Please post results



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