A dishwasher is a life saver for people who don’t have time to wash dishes by their own. Mountains of dirty dishes is a situation familiar to every large family, especially after a festive dinner. In such a situation, the dishwasher is a real salvation that saves energy, time, nerves, and keeps a good mood and cleanliness in the house. However, like any technique, dishwashers can break. In this case, it is necessary to make urgent repairs to breakdowns of dishwashers in order to maintain harmony in the house.
What if the dishwasher doesn’t turn on?
Sometimes breakdowns occur that can be easily eliminated with your own hands, the main thing is to know how to do that. Do not rush to call the service, you are welcome to read our article and try to fix the situation yourself.
Why does the dishwasher not turn on?
What you need to do first is to check the availability of electricity in the network. In order to check it, try to connect another device to the outlet. If it does not work, then there is no voltage – this happens in houses with old wiring. Sometimes the voltage is simply not enough to turn on the equipment, so it is recommended to install stabilizers.
In addition to problems with the electrics, the reason that your appliance Whirlpool and other brands does not turn on may be:
1. Faulty door lock. Until the door is tightly closed, washing will not start.
2. The cord is squashed.
⠀The cord is checked with a multimeter. Having found a burnt-out part, you do not need to save money by inserting a piece of new wire. Replace the old cord with a new one to protect from the possible future breakdown .
3. The start button is broken (stuck, sunk).
Pay attention to the state of the button. If the button sinks or loosens, it needs to be replaced. In this case, you need to call the master or change it yourself.
4. Condenser burned out. This happens when there is a strong power surge.
5. Issues with the control module. If the unit is broken or burned out, the equipment will not turn on.
6. Software control does not work.
This is an unpleasant and costly breakdown. You need to completely change the block. It is a serious breakdown that needs to be repair by a professional. If you notice that there is something with the software panel, do not hesitate to contact a repair service.
7. Blown motor or relay.
The motor or relay has burned out, it is required to disassemble the appliance, and check the spare parts with a multimeter. It is an unpleasant situation because these parts are expensive.
8. Check the motor. In case, it works, but the equipment still does not turn on.
– Clogged pump.
– Clogged motor.
– The water supply hose is squashed.
First of all, pay attention to the hose, it may be kinked. If not, proceed to inspect the motor and pump, try to clean it from dirt. Then assemble the machine and try to turn it on. If power on failed, we would recommend to contact the service center.
Hand washing your dishes consumes an average of 27 gallons of water per cycle. Compared to the 4.25 gallons for a dishwasher at today’s ESTAR level, that’s a huge difference. Just use dope detergent. Source:Scientific American
if you still did not manage to recognize the cause of this breakdown by all the points provided above, or if you do not want to waste time guessing, North Country Appliance Repair Service is always happy to help you and provide a professional diagnosis and repair of your dishwasher in a timely manner.