New dishwasher, like old, not working though circuit breaker on.?

By , June 24, 2014

There is also a clog in the sink/disposal. Does that keep the dishwasher from running? Any other ideas before I call the repair folks?


3 Responses to “New dishwasher, like old, not working though circuit breaker on.?”

  1. longjim71 says:

    Sounds like you have a problem with the electrical circuit powering your dishwasher. Maybe a broken or loose wire, a defective outlet, or even a bad breaker. The clog in your sink doesn’t have anything to do with that. If you are not familiar with making electrical repairs, it is best to call in a professional.

  2. chuck2008bsca says:

    The clog in your sink/disposal will keep your dishwasher from draining, it will probably fill up your sink more. But if you have no power, no lights, no sound, nothing, you definetly have some type of electrical problem. You need to start at the breaker, first make sure it’s the correct breaker and then make sure that the breaker has power running through it. You do this with an electric tester. If you’re not comfortable testing breakers, you’ll have to get an electrician or an applince repair guy or a plumber. If the breaker is OK my next step would be to test the wires coming into the dishwasher for power. To do this you have to remove the kick plate on the bottom of the dishwasher locate the electric connection, remove the wire nuts and test for power. (Of course your breaker will be off when you pull the wire nuts off so you don’t zap yourself.) If you have power there it’s in your dishwasher itself. Could be your latch switch or some other internal switch or short in wireing. Hope this helps. PS becasue a circuit breaker says “dishwasher” next to it doesn’t mean it’s really the correct breaker for the dishwasher.

  3. Corky R says:

    The clogged sink/disposal problem won’t keep the dishwasher from running, but it won’t let it drain if you do get it running, so you’re going to have to take care of that problem as well. I know this may sound trivial, but make real sure the door is completely closed and latched, as it won’t run unless it is. If that does it, then fill the disposal side of the sink about half full of water and hold the plug in the other side so it can’t squirt back up at you and turn on the disposal. This action will frequently force the plug through and out of the pipes to unclog the system.

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