Push start, start light comes on but doesnt run

by Mike
(Garden City, MI USA)

fdb520rhb2, 6 months old. Worked fine till today. push the start button and the cycle/wash light comes on but nothing happens.

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Hi Mike,


If it is only 6 months old then I suggest calling for warranty service because I am sure it had a 1 year warranty.

In any case the first two things to check is the water valve and the door switch. If when you press start the water valve is getting power but no water comes in then the valve is bad. If not you will have to check the door switch. First disconnect power to the dishwasher and take to door apart to access the door switch to check it to see if there is anything mechanically broken. Then take the switch off and test the switches with an ohmmeter. If they are bad replace the door latch assembly. I hope this helps!




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May 17, 2015
I have the same problem
by: Anonymous

Could this be a bad thermal fuse? If so ,would the panel lights still come on when the start button is pressed?

May 18, 2015
Lights
by: shawn

If the fuse was blown the lights may still come on when the start button is pressed (not sure without a wiring diagram). All you can do is check it or replace it and see what happens.

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