Over the course of about 6 months, the dishwasher started making a crackling noise in the short wash cycle but washed fine. Noise got worse, and I tried using the normal cycle. That worked for a while, then that cycle started making the crackling noise. Moved on to using the pots & pans cycle, and it made the noise too but less. This is over several months time. Finally, the dishwasher started filling with water basically throughout the cycle & overflowed a bit. It drains fine. The overflow valve stops the water when actuated, & when I open the door, the water stops. The water stops also if the power is off. I've also smelled burning plastic/wire smell at times, but there are no sparks underneath the dishwasher.
Answer Hello S.R.,
The float switch should not cut the water off so you have either low water pressure to the unit or the water valve needs to be changed. As far as the crackling noise goes, the only thing I know of that would make a sound like this would be plastic or foil in the chopper blade or the pump impeller. The pump should be torn down to determine if the impeller and chopper blade areas are clear of debris. You should also look closely at the wiring and around the heating element while in there. One sore spot would be the nuts 154106202 holding the element in position. Frigidaire had some issues with these nuts, made from flat metal, splitting down the side and letting go of the element and allowing water to drip around and getting onto the electrical connection to the element.
My dishwasher does not work. It has electric power. The door lock has power. No push buttons or lights are on. Please help. Thank you.
Answer Hello Ara,
This can be many different issues. The unit could be sitting out of level causing the door switch not to activate. The unit could have a bad control board and/or touchpad. The unit could simply have a loose wire in the harness or a poor electrical connection in the junction box. Re-post with more information on the unit and we will help you to diagnose the issue.
The dishwasher does not start on normal wash,it will start on the other settings.
We have been starting it on pots and pans then turning the know back to normal wash, will this work or do I need to change a part?
Thank you I have used your web site before and have found it very helpful
Answer Richard, Yes, the issue would be in the control module 154712101. Depending on soil conditions, you may want to start it on pots and pans and leave it there the cycle has 1 pre rinse cycle and an additional rinse cycle, extending the total cycle approximately 20 minutes longer than the normal cycle. Or use the Light wash cycle which is 10 minutes less in total time (8 minute pre wash cycle) at least for a while, until you replace the control.
All the cycles on the control knob will start except for the "Normal Wash" cycle. The Normal Wash cycle does not start when the start button is pushed.
Answer Hi Ron. It will be advantageous to find the supplied tech sheet inside the cabinet control panel or in the toe kick panel 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. From the description you will need to replace the control module part # 154712101. Thank You.
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.