Hi our literature describes the dishwasher as a CredaPlan so I have taken a (probably poor) guess at the most similar model. The machine is built in and 10+ years old, and non electronic.
It has a 2400W heater & 480W motor
The fault is that the unit is dead with the door closed, but fires up with the door open.
The machine is built in and a big hastle to replace.
Any ideas where to look first?
thanks in advance
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I have twice had the machine become unresponsive in a similar way, and in both cases it was due to the touchpad internals or ribbon cable connector (and probably not the main circuit board) breaking or becoming wet. At first glance it seems impossible for such a sealed system to get wet, but a) the ribbon cable goes in via a poorly sealed slot, and b) the seal at/near door lock right next to the slot lets steam out.
Drying (and other) steam is supposed to come out at the _bottom_ of the door. If it comes out the top I think you can suspect the touchpad. I found (the second time around, just last week) that the thing could be fixed with some quality hair dryer time, along with some contact cleaner. I am working on making the door seal better -- just pushing the door firmly closed might actually be enough.
Oh, there is a test mode. From PF or idle, press the Air Dry and Start/Cancel buttons together for a few seconds. It'll then step through the 9 (?) stages in a few minutes, during which various things (pumps, sensors, etc) get tested. You can fast-forward stages by pressing the Start/Cancel button, and errors codes ae supposed to pop up. Oh, better diagnostic docs (which cursorily describe these tests) are in stored inside the front door.
I'm not impressed by the design.
This was for some other GLD4355 machine, but I suspect the family resemblance is pretty strong.
Not sure why your enquiry landed in the Kitchen Aid dishwasher category?
It is hard to provide suggestions without having the Dishwasher Model no. I have looked at the manual for MDB7600AWW which is one of the Maytag Quiet Series category. (they must be all similar I presume)
If the water leak is minor - it could be steam condensing from the top right corner vent that is used for drying the dishes.
Other sources of water leak could be -
foaming of detergent - use the recommended detergent
unclean door liner - clean the door liner
dishwasher is not level - refer to installations instructions
For one that works intermittently, the impeller is probably slipping on the motor shaft. Sometimes it grips, other times it doesn't, causing the water to not be removed, which the machine senses and shuts down.
If this occurs during the wash cycle itself, there may also be a problem with the wash pump. That usually displays an E1 error.
it looks like it could be the a seal from around the powerclean filter module - the big round thing in the middle of the floor of the machine. check the manual on this link;
page 5 item "k" and you will see what i am talking about - page 20 gives a better idea but nothing is shown as you describe it - it may be a later addition/modification. try and see if it might fit this about, in the area between the filter edge and the floor of the machine.
(if this doesn't work try 866-698-2538 - but i think the first one is the new one) for whirlpool service guys - they are very helpful.
Only other thing i can think is if you had any other item in the dishwasher that may have a similar seal - mixer type machines, pressure cooker lids, storage jars or maybe something the kids wanted to wash etc. - you know what i mean; think hard if you can think of anything - the seal may have been in the machine for a while before you saw it.
I do think the filter is where it came from though - without this seal it may appear to be working but not efficiently, and perhaps it is a little loose and somehow the seal came out. Bit of a guess but if all seems well then there may be no problem - a leak to the outside would be the first indication of any major issue which you say you don't have. good luck.
I hope this helps