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LD Dishwasher power problem

I turned on my LG built in LDS 5811WW dishwasher and it powered up. While pressing the settings to wash the power died and it won't come back to life. It was weird. I've checked all the outlet power sources so it is the dishwasher that is the problem. I've seen another post on this site suggesting to check the door switch. Is this suggesting the switch may be burned out? Would I need to remove the front panel of the dishwasher door to check the switch? I don't know where this is to check it. Can you help me please? Thanks!

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  • msbarks Nov 28, 2008

    Same problem. It initially powered up but now there is no power at all.



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On the LDS5811 model, I doubt very much that the door switch would cause a full failure.
If you are confident the power is live into the dishwasher, the most common failure with this symptom is a failed controller card (PCB) and will require a service call to LG.

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