Kitchen Aid Dishwasher won't start up
Posted 26 May 2005 - 08:42 PM
I've been reading up all night about why my dishwasher isnt working..but cant figure it out. This seems like the most informative site..so lets see if you can figure this one out
The model number is KUDI25CHWHI
All I can really say is that when I press the start button..nothing happens. Usually I select the 'Normal' function, then press 'Start' and all goes well. For some reason..now I can press 'Normal' and it lights up..but then when I press 'Start' nothing happens. I can press 'Cancel' to clear the operations..and if i press Cancel again, the motor drains all the water out..but thats all i can get it to do. None of the other buttons light up.
I've tried to narrow it down but have no clue..all i could figure out is that i dont think its the motor because it drains water (i tried); i dont think its the control board because Normal, Cancel, and Child Lock can light up (I can turn child lock on and off...its off right now); I'm pretty sure the door locking mechanism works or else the buttons wouldnt light up in the first place..and obviously the breaker isnt blown.
thas all i got guys...hope u can help me out...because it seems my local tech wants to charge me $69 for the first 20 minutes and 10 bucks every 10 minutes thereafter....YIKES!
Posted 27 May 2005 - 02:17 AM
Posted 27 May 2005 - 08:29 AM
and when you say float switch...do you mean just check if the float is freely able to move up and down?
sorry...am a bit of a newb
Posted 27 May 2005 - 11:54 AM
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Posted 28 May 2005 - 03:44 AM
Too true! I've come to the conclusion that people will complain about what you charge no matter how much or how little it is because they just don't like paying for repairs.
Most people do not realize what it takes to open the doors on a service business every day.
Posted 29 May 2005 - 08:40 PM
sorry guys..i didnt mean to offend you guys in anyway. I guess id rather do it myself if i can..and wouldnt want to pay someone else because im lazy and couldnt be bothered to learn a thing or two.
anyways..the problem is actually that the motor will only start when i try to drain the machine (by pressing cancel twice). the child lock button lights up, the normal button lights up..and the cancel buutton lights up..so my guess was that the control board was ok..but i could be wrong because the rest of the buttons dont work anymore. the float switch works because when i lift the float (with ease) i can hear it click..so there's nothing in the way of it. i couldnt find the fill valve behind the toe plate..but could that still be the problem if the float does work manually?
so the problem is that i cant initialize the thing the turn on in the first place...not that i can get it started but cant get the motor running or the water to start flowing
hope u guys can help me out...i have the control board off right now..dunno wut for really..lol
Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:19 AM
so the diagnostics did run the machine..but still not through pressing the start button...and water never got released..(but im not sure its supposed to since it was only a diagnostics test)
Posted 30 May 2005 - 03:46 PM
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