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KitchenAid dishwasher light not working

Common reasons your KitchenAid dishwasher light is not working

The most common reasons your KitchenAid 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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    Most common repairs needed to fix a KitchenAid dishwasher

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    When the light is not working in your dishwasher, it could have a defective electronic control board. The control board sends current to turn on the light when the control board is working properly. A failed relay or corrupted logic on the circuit board could prevent the control board from sending electrical current to the light. Determining whether an electronic control board is defective is difficult. Have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert visit your home and fix the dishwasher when its light isn’t working.


    User Interface Control Replacement

    When the light isn’t working on your dishwasher, a damaged user interface control could be causing the problem. A stuck or shorted key on the user interface control can send errant signals to the electronic control board and prevent the control board from operating properly. Determining whether the user interface control is damaged requires special tools and technical information. When you suspect that the user interface control is damaged, have a Sears Home Services Technician examine and repair your dishwasher.

    Power Supply Board Replacement

    When the dishwasher light is not working, a damaged power supply board could be causing the problem. The power cord connects directly to the power supply board and the power supply board sends power to the electronic control board and other components in the dishwasher. When your dishwasher light isn’t working, you’ll need to have a Sears Home Services Technician check out the power supply board and replace it if it’s damaged.

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

    How is the light not working problem fixed?

    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 recommendations for a dishwasher light that is not working

    When the dishwasher light is not working it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dishwasher failures.

    What to look out for with a dishwasher light not working diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dishwasher problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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