Question about Dishwashers

5 Answers

DOES NOTHING - NOT SURE IF IT IS GETTING POWER - SUDDENLY DOES NOT WORK

A Towel got caught in the door, broke off a little plastic piece. I think it was just there so the door fit better. Put the plastic piece to shut, it still did nothing.

KITCHENAID KDC-21A

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Julie Ohio Aug 10, 2008

    it is properly sealed, the latch is closed.

    Thank you.

  • Julie Ohio Aug 10, 2008

    How do I check the fuses? The outlets next to the dishwater work properly?

    Thank you

  • Julie Ohio Aug 11, 2008

    can not get to work when pressing the switch in the locking area. any other connections between the door and the inside frame of the dishwasher?

    thanx
    Julie

×

5 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,665 Answers

Enter model number at rearch tab to see if broken part is available.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,498 Answers

Hi there,

My name is Mike. I didn't want to leave you hanging. So I'm not as prepared as I would like. Please bear with me (at least until the cavalry arrives)

There are a couple of things I'd like you to check. I know you have probably done this a dozen times, please humor me.

  • The plastic piece that broke off, Where did it break off of? Did it appear to have function or just part of the wall or what?
  • The towel, where in the door did it get caught. Did the towel rip (pieces inside)? Could it have altered the angle of the door or latch?
  • Since these two events coincided with your problem, they warrant closer scrutiny. They must be related. We will find how.

  • Check the latch mechanism. If it doesn't seat right, the interlock won't engage. Are you able to manually engage/disengage the mechanism? Anything loose?
Let me know what you observe. Mike

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

  • Justin Case
    Justin Case Aug 10, 2008

    Hello again Julie,

    Please check the link below . Tell me if the plastic piece you found look like the one pictured.

    Click here.


  • Justin Case
    Justin Case Aug 10, 2008

    If so, that is (was) the door switch.

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 426 Answers

Take a screw driver and try to push down the switch located in the locking mech. if the washer starts then its a problem with the safety switch that turns the dishwasher off when the door is open let me know how it goes and if that doesnt help at all some pics would help greatly

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,689 Answers

If the dishwasher stopped after the incident, you may want to check on the fuses of the machine if they are blown, there is a possibility that the fuses got blown when the tower got caught and forced the machine to move.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

  • marlon john madrid
    marlon john madrid Aug 10, 2008

    just click on the link below it is complete blown up pciture of your KDC21A



    KDC21A Complete Model / Parts Diagram - click this link



    hope that helps.

  • marlon john madrid
    marlon john madrid Aug 10, 2008

    here is a sample picture






    you will also be able to see available parts on the lower part of the screen when you open the link.

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 623 Answers

Seal properly

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Emerson microwave door latch


I have an Emerson MW8999RD that all of a sudden yesterday wouldn't latch. I don't think you have to, but I took the door off (three screws hold the case on which needs to be removed to get at the top hinge). Then I took off the inner plastic picture frame - pretty easy with a thin blade to move the fragile tabs. Then I removed the metal frame that has the little microwave blocking holes. This was the hardest part because the plastic retaining tabs are even more fragile and I broke one. Then I found the loose spring due to broken plastic hook as described above. I was able to make a new hook by simply looping a small zip tie where the old plastic hook tip broke off. Now works great!

Aug 22, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

3 Answers

The mullion is broken in my Lg refrigerator


I have a related question. My lower spring broke and I have the replacement spring. How do I put it into both plastic fittings at the same time. One arm on the spring goes on mullion while the other arm goes into a fitting on the door. Please help!

Aug 15, 2012 | LG 4-door French Door Refrigerator...

1 Answer

Won't start actuator?


Sounds like the door switch broke and needs to be replaced.

May 20, 2012 | Kenmore 72802 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

There is a plastic oval piece that fits between the inside of dryer door and outer drum. This piece broke apart. Is this the cause of the noise when dryer is on? Close can easily get caught between frame...


Most frigidaire dryers have front felt seals with nylon slides on top that the front of the drum rides on. Without M# can't be sure if yours is like this.

Dec 28, 2010 | Frigidaire Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Hello I have a LG Microwave/grill/convention oven. I caught my bracelet on the bottom lug thing that is attached to the door and now the microwave runs all the time? Please help is this something i can...


Sounds like part of the peg broke off and is left inside the recepter slot area where the sensor switch is. If it is the lower door plastic hook thing (inside bottom) that broke off, it is possible to re-attatch it to the door if you save the broken piece. Drill a small hole the size of a small wire or nail you have lying around to make a splint - Cut the nail or wire to about 1/2" to use it as a hidden "bone" or skeletal support inside the broken plastic. Glue the nail half way into the broken plastic using modelers glue. Closely align the nail peg to where the plastic broke off and mark it for drilling. Drill carefully making sure you are centered so that your wire "bone" will allow proper alignment of your plastic. Insert the pinned piece into the newly drilled hole checking for alignment, if it looks close enough you can glue it in place and you should have a strong enough repair. Dangerous to use a wooden peg to fool the internal switch. As it will be running even when the door is open and you don't want to get zapped.

Nov 04, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

Rear window on passenger side door down and will not go up. 3251 2002 4 door


usually window regulators or bad in a bmw...nothing else would cause it...

Oct 11, 2010 | BMW 325 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Turns over but won't fire


well the plastic piece are from the timing chain guides are either broken or ripped off,and the metal rattling was probably the timing chain,,i think the timing chain jmped or broke and broke the guides,if thats the car you most likely bent the valves in the head,,,i would remove the cam cover and the timing chain cover and see what you got,you may need a engine

Oct 19, 2009 | 1992 Saturn SL1

1 Answer

I cannot open my trunk cannot grip handle its just hanging is there a safety latch to open it or a string or something will not open with key will not open with power lock either because I cannot press...


I posted this for a manual door - not sure for automatic door.

If you still have the broken piece, you can try to use that to try to open the back. Otherwise, you have to open it from the inside.
I changes mine in 2007 so if memory serves me, I had to remove the back panel and pull on the cable to open the door.

Now to see and pull on the cable, and replace the latch, you have to take off the inside liner/panel to get to the latch to replace it. This took about 2 careful hours to replace.

The trick is to get the two side pieces off.
These two plastic pieces are next to the window on the left and right sides. Each piece is about 3 inches wide and 18 inches long. Using a strong grip, or a pry bar or large screwdriver, take off both pieces. There are three clip areas that holds each piece in.

If you are using a tool, be careful to protect the area by wrapping a towel on the screwdriver/tool.

After that the bottom liner piece pulls away and you can see the latch.
There are two screws/bolts that holds the latch.

The two pieces snaps back in pretty easily.

You probably broke the plastic piece shaped like a J.
You can try to glue the pieces back, but note that the piece broke due to age. I changed the whole assembly - good for another 7 yrs. I could not find just the plastic piece

Aug 14, 2009 | 1998 Toyota Sienna

2 Answers

Whirlpool dryer wont start


Check the door switch actuator (the piece sticking down that the door actuates when closing . Could have broken off . If there , and you hear a click , then thermal fus (white piece with 2 wires attached ) could be problem . Disconnect power and put the 2 wires togather. Reconnect power and see if dryer starts . I have never had to replace a push-to-start switch .

Jul 14, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dishwashers Logo

Related Topics:

68 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dishwashers Experts

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15133 Answers

Are you a Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...