Question about Frigidaire 24 in. PLD2850 Built-in Dishwasher

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Certain cycles do not operate

All the wash cycles on my dishwasher work except "Normal" wash and "both racks" (under light wash). These are the washes I use most often. However, when I press the button, it does not light up. I've already checked the electric outlet, etc., but still nothing seems to work.

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  • Keith in RVC Nov 03, 2007

    I am having the same problem. The "Both Racks" under "Light Wash" do not work and the "Normal Wash", "Hi-Temp Wash" and "Sanitize" do not work.

    I think a control module or something along those lines is failing. I assume the price of the electronics would put me in the market for a new dishwasher.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    Will not start when you hit the start button

  • bradgslater Sep 03, 2008

    I have the same problem with the "normal" wash and "both racks" wash not working.

  • foxspit Feb 06, 2009

    identical problem, except we can use pots and pans and light wash, but not normal. you press the buttons and nothing responds. you'd think there'd be something on the frigidaire website on this one. i may try the "leave it unplugged for 15 minutes', then crack open the control panel and jigger around with stuff. what could go wrong?

  • avolcoff May 11, 2009

    same issue here 
    do you have any workarounds?

  • hopey325 May 11, 2010

    So replacing the timer will make all control buttons work? I also have the same problem



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So it is just a timer that is preventing the other cycles from working?


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  • Keith in RVC Jan 18, 2008

    Is this part expensive?




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