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Dishwasher no power

Common reasons your dishwasher no power

The most common reasons your dishwasher has no power are a defective electronic control board, damaged user interface control or a damaged power supply board.

  • 48%

    48% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 19%

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

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Power Supply Board

  • 23%

    23% 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 your dishwasher won't turn on, it might be because of a broken electronic control board. This board can stop working if its memory and logic get messed up. Sometimes, a faulty electronic part on the board can cause it to freeze up. It's hard to know for sure if the control board is broken. Get a Sears Home Services technician to check and fix your dishwasher when it stops working.

    User Interface Control Replacement

    If your dishwasher isn't turning on, it might be due to a damaged user interface control. This control is linked to the electronic control board and sends signals to manage the dishwashing cycle. A faulty power key or a stuck key on the user interface control can prevent the dishwasher from starting properly. In such cases, the electronic control board might stop the cycle. To fix this issue, you can have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert replace the damaged user interface control.

    Power Supply Board Replacement

    If your dishwasher isn't turning on, it might be because the power supply board is damaged. This board connects to the power cord and sends power to the electronic control board, which runs the dishwasher. If your dishwasher isn't responding at all despite having power, you should have a Sears Home Services Technician inspect the power supply board and replace it if necessary.

    What to expect when you experience a dishwasher no power issue

    How to repair a no power problem in a dishwasher

    Fixing most issues with no power typically requires replacing the electronic control board, user interface control, or power supply board. However, since there could be various reasons for the problem, it's crucial to conduct a thorough diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis is necessary to determine the cost of the repair.

    Sears Home Services recommendations when your dishwasher has no power

    If your dishwasher isn't getting power, there could be several causes. To avoid replacing unnecessary parts, we suggest having a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests to pinpoint the issue. Our technicians are skilled at identifying all kinds of dishwasher problems.

    What to consider when your dishwasher has no power

    Identifying issues with modern appliances can be challenging without the right expertise. Simply swapping out parts without proper diagnosis is not effective. Appliances, particularly those made in the last decade, are highly advanced, with intricate electronic components that are hard to evaluate. DIY repairs on these newer models are getting more complicated.

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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.

    Kirsten A, Oxford, PA

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    Luke was great. Polite and knowledgeable even though the dishwasher was older than he!

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