My dishwasher's control panel has been acting a bit flaky for awhile. Sometimes I couldn't get it to start, but resetting the breaker always worked. Now, it won't start at all. It sounds like it's trying to start, but then dies out immediately. Various lights flash on and off, and resetting the breaker doesn't work anymore. Should I check anything before trying to replace the control panel? Thanks!
Answer Hi. Turn the breaker. Remove the lower toe kick panel. Remove the junction box cover and inspect the wires for correct tight connections. If they are not twisted together tight under the wire nut then it cannot pass the needed current demand. You may see burns on the ends of the wire where arcing has occurred. Then carefully look at the wires under the tub area. I have seen plenty of times where the wires coming out from the door are frayed or shorted against the metal frame creating a short. Look there to see if any varmits have chewed open any wires as well. Make sure all 4-legs touch the floor or the full - heated tub will cock and misaligned the door latch. The incoming feed wires pass through the door switch part # A00099901. If it is cocked to one side then you will have intermittent issues. Open the inner door and see if the door switches work well. They feed the control panel part # 154712101.t will be advantageous to find the supplied tech sheet inside the cabinet to aid you in the diagnosis. It allows you to put the unit in a diagnostic mode which brings up fault codes and tells you which circuit needs assistance. Thank You.
Water is not draining out.
Answer Hello Robert. Check and make sure the drain hose is not clogged and if not, you need to test for power coming to the drain pump on the unit. If there is power there, and the hoses are clear and the unit does not drain, replace the drain pump on the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html