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  • mom_to_four May 28, 2008

    GE GSD6900N dishwasher won't start or respond to any attempt to make changes on the control panel. Lights are on so it has power.

  • nateam Apr 21, 2009

    I have a MDB5601AWS dishwasher. The start panel light buttons automatically starts with the rinse only cycle. It won't go to the start button when pressed.

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Thermal Fuse If the dishwasher won't start the thermal fuse might have blown. The thermal fuse helps to prevent damage to the dishwasher by turning off power so that it doesn't overheat. Once blown, the thermal fuse will have to be replaced for the dishwasher to work.

Door Switch The door switch, or switches, are sometimes called interlock switches. The door switch prevents the dishwasher from running while the door is open. If the dishwasher won't start, the switch or switches might be defective. To access the door switches, remove the control panel or inside door panel - depending on the model. They can be tested for continuity.

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