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We had a repairman come in because the dishwasher wasn't working. He said to replace part numbers WD21X10169 interlock switch and part # WD21X10215 module control. I have now replaced both parts and the dishwaher is making a high pitch sound and not working.

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It could be something stuck in the pump/sump area.. sorry.

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If the dishwasher does not start, the door latch assembly might be defective. These are normally made of plastic and cannot be repaired. If the door won't latch and the door latch is broken, replace it.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
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The main control board provides power to nearly every component of the dishwasher. If the dishwasher won't start the main control board might be defective. You should first check for more common parts. Many times control boards are replaced unnecessarily because the problem was not diagnosed properly.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


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If the touchpad is defective, the control board might not get the signal for the selections made. If the dishwasher won't start and the display doesn't seem to change properly when the buttons are pressed, the touchpad might need to be replaced. On some models the touchpad and control panel are sold together and will need to be replaced at the same time.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


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If the touchpad is defective, the control board might not get the signal for the selections made. If the dishwasher won't start and the display doesn't seem to change properly when the buttons are pressed, the touchpad might need to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


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