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Dishwasher does not "pause" (hault) when I open the door

My dishwash (Asko 1776) does not temporarily shut-off (i.e. pause) when I open the door. It keeps running as if the door was still closed. Obviously this is annoying since I can't add a dish or whatever just after the cycle starts (without getting sprayed!). Otherwise the cycles, the door, the latching, and everything else works fine. So, I assume some catch or other trip mechanism is not being engaged or stuck or something (or maybe a water shut-off valve(?)). Any tips on where the solution may lie and whether this might be something I can easily fix myself? Thanks!!

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It's the door switch gone bad or the wire going to it has fallen off.

Posted on Mar 03, 2007

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