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Dishwasher light not working

Common reasons your dishwasher light not working

The most common reasons your dishwasher light is not working are a defective electronic control board, damaged user interface control or a damaged power supply board.

  • 51%

    51% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 19%

    19% of the time it's the
    User Interface Control

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    Power Supply Board

  • 21%

    21% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common dishwasher repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these dishwasher parts may fix your problem.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    If the light in your dishwasher isn't working, it might be due to a faulty electronic control board. This board sends power to the light to turn it on, but if there's a problem like a failed relay or corrupted logic, it might not send the power. Figuring out if the control board is the issue can be tricky. You can have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert check it out and fix the dishwasher if the light isn't working.


    User Interface Control Replacement

    If the light on your dishwasher isn't working, it might be due to a damaged user interface control. When keys on the control are stuck or shorted, they can send wrong signals to the electronic control board, causing issues. Figuring out if the user interface control is damaged needs special tools and technical know-how. If you suspect this is the problem, it's best to have a Sears Home Services Technician check and fix your dishwasher.

    Power Supply Board Replacement

    If the light on your dishwasher isn't working, it could be because of a damaged power supply board. This board is responsible for distributing power to various components, including the electronic control board. When the light doesn't turn on, it's necessary to have a Sears Home Services Technician inspect the power supply board and replace it if it's found to be damaged.

    What to expect when you experience a dishwasher light not working issue

    Fixing a light that is not working in a dishwasher

    Correcting most light not working problems usually involves replacing the electronic control board, user interface control or power supply board. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services for fixing a dishwasher with a light that is not working

    If the dishwasher light doesn't work, there could be many reasons. To avoid changing parts that aren't needed, it's best to have a Sears Home Services professional check the dishwasher. Our technicians know how to find the problem with your dishwasher.

    What to do when your dishwasher light is not working

    Understanding and fixing issues with modern appliances can be tough without the right knowledge and training. Simply swapping out parts without proper diagnostic methods can lead to guesswork. In the last decade, appliances have gotten very advanced, with tricky electronic components that are hard to check. Trying to fix them yourself is getting harder as a result.

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    James called to give an estimated arrival time. He was professional and personable. He had 2 professional ideas of the problem and found 1 was correct, but he didn't stop there. He did a thorough check of the appliance. 1 small part was needed. He ordered the part to my house. Fortunately, he was able to schedule for the next week, just before Thanksgiving. As before, he called ahead, arrived and quickly fixed the problem. My appliance is working perfectly.


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