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Please Help! Hub wants to just buy a new one!!!


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#1 i4krist

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 05:35 AM

We have this d/w (Whirlpool d/w Model # DU8400XX-3 ) that is at least 10 years old, possibly much older, it was here when we moved in.  Many months if not a year ago, it started stinking (like rotten eggs) every cycle and we didn't know what to do so I started adding bleach to each load which has worked for the stink anwyay (and helped with the spots some too)  Then one day it didn't drain so we had to turn the dial to it's proper place for draining and it drained; no problem.  The next day, it quit.  Just quit.  No warning, No peculiar behavior, just quit.  I checked the switch to make sure it wasn't accidentally turned off, checked the breaker, tried repeatedly to see if would miraculously come back on but it won't.  Hub figures we might as well buy a new one cuz the cost of a repairman would be nearly as much.  I'm hoping it's something simple and/or inexpensive to repair ourselves (especially since we're about to sell; hate to buy a new one now!)  Hope someone can help!  I hate to spend that money when we're already struggling!  Thanks in advance! 

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 05:42 AM

First thing to check would be the door switch to see if it is broken.
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Posted 19 August 2005 - 06:28 AM

Thank you, but it doesn't have a door switch.  It has a dial. 

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 06:40 AM

All dishwashers have a door switch/latch assy.  Where you close and open the door.  If that door switch is broken the unit would be dead.
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Posted 19 August 2005 - 07:21 AM

That is the exact thing that happened to my Whirlpool DW. It ended up being the door switch. They cost between $35 - $40, if that is the problem. I have decided to buy a new dishwasher due to the fact that I just bought this house and I really, really want a new one. ;)

Anyway, good luck.

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 07:28 AM

Thank yo both again. This site is wonderful!!  Ok, at the risk of showing ALL of my ignorance here and now...........How do I know if it's the switch?  I don't THINK it's broken!  It's one of those handles that you press and it opens.  I did look at it before replying earlier, but it sseems to work fine.  It still shuts the d/w properly. 

 

 


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Posted 19 August 2005 - 07:56 AM

That does not tell you if the switch inside of that assy. is good or not.  Would have to take the console apart and test the switch(s) with an ohm meter.
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Posted 19 August 2005 - 08:13 AM

Thank you!  My hub is aware of that and has agreed to check it out.  Thank you and I'll keep you posted....this evening or this weekend. 

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 08:54 AM

You are welcome...also have him check where the cord wire nuts to the dishwasher behind the toe panel, these are known to come loose or burn off...
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Posted 19 August 2005 - 10:04 AM

I sure will!  Thanks again! 

 

 





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