Whirlpool Dishwasher acting as if there is no power to it
The dishwasher stopped running during a cycle and acts as if there is no power. I already checked the CB and the power cables in the circut box of the dishwasher and there is power to it. I have also shorted out each on of the switched on the handle and they both seem to be operating correctly. Any Ideas
I had this problem just two days ago. For me it was the thermal fuse. On my dishwasher it is located on the main control board, at the top. It is white and has two wires going into to separate terminals. It says "Microtemp" on it. I used a small wire to short it and see if that was the case. Be careful though. There is also another fuse on the bottom of the dishwasher that looks like a little black cylinder with a silver cap, and two terminals coming out of it for wires. In our case that fuse was fine.
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Make sure there's power getting to the dishwasher. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power. Sometimes the power cord disconnects at the dishwasher (inside the junction box, behind the bottom kick panel), if this is the case, the wiring must be repaired or replaced.
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i found this out.
The reason for the dishwasher to stop mid cycle is that the thermal fuse is shorting out because it is either fouled, dirty, broken, or loosely connected. If your dishwasher is older, the thermal fuse is used as a safety switch to stop the motor and circuit board when the dishwasher gets too hot.
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Whirlpool dishwashers use a wax motor or a solinoid to release the door at a specific time during the cycle. So for proper cleaning the soap cup is nessesary . The part isn't that expensive and fairly simple repair.
I had this issue with a Whirlpool Dishwasher. I could move the water float valve up and down, and the machine would run a cycle before acting up again. I ran a dishwasher cleaner through it (The one from Finish) and they problem went away! I have always ran the Afresh dishwasher cleaner, but I guess it is not as good as Finish! Conclusion, if you can get it to run a cycle, then try using the Finish Dishwasher cleaner, and see if problem disappears.
If your dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle Is the Start/Resume indicator flashing? Opening the door or interrupting the power stopped the cycle. Close the door and press START/RESUME. Does the Start/Resume indicator flash 3 times when you press START/RESUME? The dishwasher is waiting for you to open the door after the last cycle. Open and close the door, then press START/RESUME. Is the door closed tightly and latched? (NOTE: On models with a dual-digit display, the control displays “- -” during a cycle if it believes the door is not latched.) Is the right cycle selected? Refer to the “Cycle Selection Charts.” Is there power to the dishwasher? Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Has the motor stopped due to an overload? The motor automatically resets itself within a few minutes. If it does not restart, call for service. Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on? It is normal for certain cycles to repeatedly pause for several seconds during the main wash. If the dishwasher will not fill Check the overfill protection float that is able to move up and down freely? Press down to release. Let me know if any of these procedures helped you?