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Sears Kenmore dishwasher 1996 model 7636

The dishwasher either will not start or shuts off while running. Sometimes slaming the door works. Sounds like a door switch problem. Where is the switch located ? what else could the problem be?

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  • Tedharasti Apr 16, 2008

    Sears Kenmore Dishwasher 1996 model 7636

  • Tedharasti Apr 16, 2008

    You still haven't told me where the door switch is located

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May i please know the model and the make of the product in details so that it can help me resolving the issue is a more prompt manner

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008





    The door has problems

    When your dishwasher door has a problem, check these:

    Latch
    Springs
    Hinges
    Door seal



    Latch

    The
    latch on many dishwashers is adjustable. If your door is easy to close
    but difficult to latch, adjust the latch to let the door close more
    easily. If you can't see any way to adjust the latch, yours may be
    fixed in a certain position. Check for other reasons for the latching
    problem.

    If the latch has worn out in a way that makes it
    impossible for you to close the door properly, you probably need to
    replace the latch.




    Springs

    Your
    dishwasher has two springs that counterbalance the weight of the door.
    If either or both of these are broken, the door feels quite heavy and
    you need to replace both springs.




    Hinges

    The
    hinges are important to the door closing properly. If they're bent or
    deformed, you probably need to replace them. Once bent, only rarely can
    they be straightened well enough.




    Door seal

    If
    your dishwasher is new--or if you have just replaced a door seal--the
    door may be difficult to latch for a week or two. If the tightness
    persists, though, try adjusting the latch, if it's adjustable. If it's
    not adjustable, there's probably nothing you can do immediately. But
    try running the dishwasher on the highest heat cycle to help the seal
    conform to the door. Otherwise, the seal should compress over time.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    Door switchThe
    door switch is important because, if it's defective, the dishwasher
    won't work at all. To reach it, you need to remove the control panel
    cover, or sometimes the interior liner of the door. If it's defective,
    you need to completely replace it.

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